RPS Legislative Tracker 2021
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Updated 4/1/21. Current status of all legislation may be viewed at http://lis.virginia.gov
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Recommended PositionBill No.StatusCatch lineChief PatronNews & Notes
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SupportHB1736DeadSchool nurses; nursing services in a public elementary or secondary school.Adams, D.M.
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OpposeHB1770DeadPublic education; student education accounts.Freitas
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SupportHB1776EnactedEducation, Board of; temporary extension of certain teachers' licenses.Ward
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SupportHB1790EnactedPublic schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations.McNamara
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MonitorHB1823EnactedPublic schools, child day programs, and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors required.Askew
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MonitorHB1826DeadEducation, Board of; qualifications of members.Austin
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MonitorHB1827EnactedEducation, Board of; geographic representation of members.Austin
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MonitorHB1865EnactedKindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services for certain students.Delaney
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MonitorHB1885EnactedComprehensive review of computer science standards, etc., in public schools; DOE to perform, report.Simonds
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SupportHB1904EnactedTeachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency.Jenkinshttps://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/01/18/bill-to-add-cultural-competency-training-for-virginia-teachers-moves-forward-in-house-committee/

https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/if-we-can-get-this-right-it-s-a-step-in-the-right-direction-virginia/article_496dc83c-8524-591c-8570-2e3ad533cebc.html

https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/watch-now-bills-on-educators-cultural-competency-pass-both-chambers-of-virginia-legislature/article_f3d96f9a-c572-546a-bf52-121e0f585fc8.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest
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SupportHB1905EnactedEconomic education and financial literacy required in middle and high school grades; employment.Cole, J.G.
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SupportHB1909EnactedSchool board property, certain; establishment of gun-free zone permitted.Subramanyam
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SupportHB1915DeadTeachers; required to be compensated at or above national average.Mugler
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MonitorHB1918EnactedStudent driver safety; driver education program shall include dangers of speeding.Mugler
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PriorityHB1929DeadStandards of Quality; work-based learning and principal mentorship, teacher leaders and mentors.Airdhttps://richmond.com/opinion/columnists/james-j-fedderman-column-fund-the-standards-our-students-deserve/article_cfc0e3c9-a31a-5a5e-83f8-0e4450099689.html
https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/legislators-renew-push-to-fully-fund-update-standards-for-public-education/article_b5333679-45f3-5220-8af8-13c94593cd0a.html
https://dailyprogress.com/opinion/editorial/opinion-editorial-funding-standards-is-critical/article_65baa33e-709b-11eb-9895-1bc3877c3b26.html
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SupportHB1940EnactedStudents; guidelines on excused student absences, civic or political engagement.Rasoulhttps://roanoke.com/news/general-assembly-notebook-house-passes-del-rasouls-youth-civic-engagement-bill-measure-restricts-police-use/article_8ef2e880-5c0d-11eb-ac60-b352cce2f0ac.html
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MonitorHB1947DeadHigh school graduation requirements; certain substitutions.Davis
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MonitorHB1997DeadVirginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of 'meeting.'Murphy
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SupportHB1998EnactedPublic schools; lock-down drills, annual requirement.Murphy
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SupportHB2003DeadConsumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, certain advertising related to school quality.SamirahAddresses concerns about the use of private or proprietary school rating systems on things like real estate websites, for example the “Greatschools.org” ratings on Zillow.
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MonitorHB2013EnactedSchool boards; board policy for students unable to pay for a meal at school.Roem
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MonitorHB2019EnactedPublic elementary and secondary schools; administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers.McQuinn
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MonitorHB2027EnactedStandards of Learning; reading and mathematics assessments for grades three through eight.Coyner
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SupportHB2042EnactedTrees; replacement and conservation during development, effective date.Guy
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SupportHB2058EnactedVirginia STEM Education Advisory Board; established, report.Simonds
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OpposeHB2090DeadSchool boards; establishment of the READ Fund and READ programs.Cox
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SupportHB2093DeadSchool Construction Fund and Program; created and established.O'Quinn
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SupportHB2094DeadPublic schools; Standards of Learning assessments.O'Quinn
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MonitorHB2105EnactedEarly childhood education; quality rating and improvement system participation.Bulova
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MonitorHB2117EnactedChildren's Services Act; funds expended special education programs.VanValkenburg
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MonitorHB2119EnactedStudent driver education program; parent/student component exemption.Keam
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MonitorHB2176EnactedSchool board policies; abusive work environments, definitions.Torian
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SupportHB2206EnactedChild Care Assistance Program; created.Filler-Corn
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MonitorHB2211DeadIndividualized education programs; identification of necessary additional services and referrals.Plum
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MonitorHB2212EnactedChildren's Services Act; effective monitoring and implementation.Plum
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OpposeHB2225DeadEmpowerment Scholarship Accounts; established, report.Davis
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SupportHB2238EnactedLicensed private schools for students with disabilities; accreditation.Kory
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OpposeHB2243DeadHome instruction and private schools; creates an individual, nonrefundable income tax credit.LaRock
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OpposeHB2244DeadFamily life education; curriculum guidelines, human reproduction, viewing of ultrasound video.LaRock
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MonitorHB2247DeadEducation, Board of; conditions and considerations on school division boundaries.Aird
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MonitorHB2277DeadChildren with disabilities, certain; one-year high school extensions permitted.Bellhttps://apnews.com/article/richmond-education-virginia-charlottesville-1b5a0004be709525f88f7491ee419075
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SupportHB2289DeadChildren's Services Act; eligibility for state pool of funds, any child or youth.Austin
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SupportHB2299EnactedSpecial education; training for school divisions on developing IEPs for children w/ disabilities.Carr
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SupportHB2305DeadGovernor's Schools; Board of Education to issue guidance on the governance of academic year.Tylerhttps://richmond.com/opinion/columnists/rasheeda-n-creighton-makya-ren-e-little-and-rodney-robinson-column-governors-schools-reform-an/article_2efd38d7-d91b-55e5-86d2-994be51bff51.html
https://bluevirginia.us/2021/01/video-democrats-on-house-education-committee-push-back-hard-against-misinformation-about-massive-resistance-to-governors-schools-admissions-reform-bill
https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/watch-now-democratic-led-panel-effectively-kills-bill-seeking-to-boost-diversity-at-virginia-governors/article_7ff14904-837b-5d0e-be6e-ffbe7893c72d.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
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MonitorHB2314EnactedSpecial education; Bd. of Education to amend certain regulation.Mugler
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SupportHB2316EnactedStudents w/disabilities; Dept. of Education to update its special education and related services.Mundon King
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SupportHJ537EnactedRacism; General Assembly to recognize as a public health crisis.Airdhttps://richmond.com/news/local/doctors-state-officials-and-advocates-push-to-pass-legislation-declaring-racism-a-public-health-crisis/article_c9f8ef69-b6a2-5695-9b90-9f5a3f629ad8.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
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SupportHJ548DeadConstitutional amendment; public schools, standards of quality.Hurst
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SupportHJ549DeadCOVID-19; JLARC to study the impact on Virginia's public schools, students, and school employees.Guy
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MonitorHJ551DeadConstitutional amendment; qualification of voters, 16-year-olds permitted to vote (first reference).Rasoul
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SupportHR227DeadRacism; recognizing as a public health crisis.Jones
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MonitorSB1099DeadChildren's Services Act; special education programs.Stuart
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SupportSB1106DeadPublic School Assistance Fund and Program; created.Stanley
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SupportSB1109DeadVoter referendum; issuance of state general obligation bonds for school facility modernization.Stanleyhttps://roanoke.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-will-general-assembly-again-punt-on-school-construction/article_015b1f2e-5a91-11eb-84e8-c3564c63bb9a.html
https://roanoke.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-an-astonishing-breakthrough-on-school-disparity---for-now/article_fae1ee96-6a32-11eb-9c79-1ba2841a574e.html
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SupportSB1114DeadChildren's Services Act; expands eligibility for state pool of funds.Peake
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SupportSB1132DeadPublic schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations.Suetterlein
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MonitorSB1133DeadChildren's Services Act; eligibility for state pool of funds, pilot program.Suetterlein
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MonitorSB1190EnactedHealth Standards of Learning; advanced directive education for high school students.Kiggans
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SupportSB1191DeadSchool nurses; excludes positions from certain requirements, school board to employ in each school.Kiggans
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SupportSB1196EnactedTeachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency.Lockehttps://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/01/18/bill-to-add-cultural-competency-training-for-virginia-teachers-moves-forward-in-house-committee/

https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/if-we-can-get-this-right-it-s-a-step-in-the-right-direction-virginia/article_496dc83c-8524-591c-8570-2e3ad533cebc.html

https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/watch-now-bills-on-educators-cultural-competency-pass-both-chambers-of-virginia-legislature/article_f3d96f9a-c572-546a-bf52-121e0f585fc8.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest
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OpposeSB1238DeadSchool security officers; carrying of firearms by United States Armed Forces veterans.Chase
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PrioritySB1257EnactedStandards of Quality; school board to provide at least three specialized student support positions.McClellanhttps://dailyprogress.com/opinion/editorial/opinion-editorial-funding-standards-is-critical/article_65baa33e-709b-11eb-9895-1bc3877c3b26.html
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MonitorSB1288EnactedSpecial education; Department of and the Board of Education to develop new policies and procedures.Dunnavant
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OpposeSB1303EnactedLocal school divisions; availability of in-person learning.Dunnavanthttps://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/senate-passes-bill-requiring-school-divisions-to-offer-in-person-learning/article_9ed9bdaa-250f-5073-82fd-262062bff90a.html
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SupportSB1307EnactedSchool-based health services; Bd. of MAS to amend state plan for services to provide for payment.Dunnavant
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SupportSB1313EnactedChildren's Services Act; funds expended special education programs.Mason
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MonitorSB1316EnactedChild care providers; background check portability, subsidy pilot program, report.McClellan
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MonitorSB1317DeadLocal school boards; open enrollment policy required.Dunnavant
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MonitorSB1322EnactedPublic schools; seizure management and action plans, biennial training, effective date.DeSteph
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MonitorSB1357EnactedLocal school divisions; core subject competency assessments.Dunnavant
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MonitorSB1358DeadEmployment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention.Hashmi
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MonitorSB1360DeadVirginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment.McClellan
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SupportSB1380DeadElectric utilities; electric school bus projects.Lucashttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1ptTcTQVcsJ1mAd-g5xA9aQ6SdB8LSjAg/view?usp=sharing
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https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/va-house-slows-down-bill-that-would-allow-dominion-to-profit-off-electric-school-bus/article_edc69a16-5c2c-51c9-9733-8618d768106b.html
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SupportSB1401DeadStandards of Learning; reduces total number & type of required assessments to minimum requirements.Pillion
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OpposeSB1433DeadPublic education; voucher program, policies and procedures, etc.Chase
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OpposeSB1434DeadPublic schools; mandatory virtual learning, provision of required technology and Internet service.Chase
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SupportSB1439EnactedStudents; guidelines on excused student absences, civic or political engagement.McClellan
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SupportSB1462DeadVirginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund; established, report, sunset date.Mason
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SupportSJ275DeadConstitutional amendment; public schools in the Commonwealth (first reference).Stanleyhttps://roanoke.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-an-astonishing-breakthrough-on-school-disparity---for-now/article_fae1ee96-6a32-11eb-9c79-1ba2841a574e.html
https://roanoke.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-house-democrats-turn-their-backs-on-rural-virginia/article_ccefa038-7175-11eb-9217-1ff33a0af2d9.html
https://wcyb.com/news/local/school-equity-bill-in-virginia-killed-swva-lawmakers-left-frustrated
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SupportSJ294DeadJLARC; costs of education, report.Lewis
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SupportSJ308DeadCOVID-19; JLARC to study the impact on Virginia's public schools, students, and school employees.Lucas