Sexually explicit content; policies on parental notification of instructional material. (SB235)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Policies on parental notification of instructional material that includes sexually explicit content; scope and use. Provides that nothing in the law requiring the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies for ensuring parental notification of any instructional material that includes sexually explicit content and requiring each school board to adopt policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than such model policies or that is in such model policies or school board policies shall be construed to permit the censoring of books in any public elementary or secondary school. This bill is identical to HB 571. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, there is no anticipated state fiscal impact as a result of the provisions of this bill. However, the impact on local school divisions is indeterminate.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104437D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB235)
01/16/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
01/25/2024Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2024Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2024Reported from Education (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Read second time
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/19/2024VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB235ER)
02/21/2024Signed by Speaker
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB235ER)
02/24/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
03/09/2024Passed by for the day
04/17/2024Passed in enrolled form rejected (22-Y 18-N)
04/17/2024Requires 2/3 members present

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