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HB 402

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 02, 2020
  • Passed House Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Public schools; lock-down drills, frequency, exemptions.

Abstract

Public schools; lock-down drills; frequency; exemptions. Requires every public school to hold at least one lock-down drill after the first 60 days of the school session, in addition to the two lock-down drills required to be held during the first 20 days of the school session at each such school. Current law requires each public school to hold at least two lock-down drills after the first 20 days of the school session. The bill requires pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to be exempt from mandatory participation in lock-down drills during the first 60 days of the school session and requires local school boards to develop policies to implement such exemption.

Public schools; lock-down drills; frequency; exemptions. Requires every public school to hold at least one lock-down drill after the first 60 days of the school session, in addition to the two lock-down drills required to be held during the first 20 days of the school session at each such school. Current law requires each public school to hold at least two lock-down drills after the first 20 days of the school session. The bill requires kindergarten students to be exempt from mandatory participation in lock-down drills during the first 60 days of the school session and requires the principal at each relevant school to implement such exemption by either (i) conducting teacher-only drills or otherwise providing suitable training for kindergarten teachers or (ii) notifying each parent of a kindergarten student at least five school days in advance of each planned lock-down drill and permitting each such parent to opt his child out of participation in such lock-down drill.

Public schools; lock-down drills; frequency;exemptions. Requires every public school at which sixth gradeis the highest grade taught to hold at least one lock-down drillafter the first 60 days of the school session and every public schoolat which seventh grade or any grade above seventh grade is taughtto hold at least two lock-down drills after the first 60 days ofthe school session, in addition to the two lock-down drills requiredto be held during the first 20 days of the school session at eachsuch school. Current law requires each public school to hold at leasttwo lock-down drills after the first 20 days of the school session.The bill requires kindergarten students to be exempt from mandatoryparticipation in lock-down drills during the first 60 days of theschool session and requires the principal at each relevant school to implement such exemption by either (i) conducting teacher-onlydrills or otherwise providing suitable training for kindergartenteachers or (ii) notifying each parent of a kindergarten studentat least five school days in advance of each planned lock-down drilland permitting each such parent to opt his child out of participationin such lock-down drill.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Primary

Votes


Actions


Apr 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1040 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB402ER)

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 05, 2020

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)

House

Conference substitute printed 20109604D-H1

Mar 04, 2020

House

Conferees appointed by House

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 02, 2020

House

House acceded to request

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on amendments (37-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

House

Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Committee amendments agreed to

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed Senate with amendments

Senate

Reading of amendments waived

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Public Education

Feb 07, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB402E)

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Jan 28, 2020

House

VOTE: (97-Y 0-N)

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Printed as engrossed 20100724D-E

House

Engrossed by House as amended HB402E

House

Committee amendments agreed to

Jan 24, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 22, 2020

House

Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)

Jan 20, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB402)

Jan 02, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Education

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100724D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB402) HTML
Engrossed by House as amended HB402E HTML
HB402H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB402ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1040) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB402ASE HTML
Amendment: HB402AS HTML
Amendment: HB402AH HTML
Amendment: HB402AC HTML

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