SB 161

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 19, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jan 21, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 20, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 04, 2020

Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students, policies.

Abstract

Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools that address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to (i) compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; (ii) maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; (iii) prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; (iv) maintenance of student records; (v) identification of students; (vi) protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; (vii) enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and (viii) student participation in sex-specific school activities and events, excluding athletics, and use of school facilities. The bill requires each school board to adopt, no later than the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than such model policies developed by the Department of Education. This bill is identical to HB 145.

Public elementary and secondary schools; treatmentof transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, nolater than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatmentof transgender students in public elementary and secondary schoolsthat address common issues regarding transgender students in accordancewith evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance,procedures, and standards relating to (i) compliance with applicablenondiscrimination laws; (ii) maintenance of a safe and supportivelearning environment free from discrimination and harassment for allstudents; (iii) prevention of and response to bullying and harassment;(iv) maintenance of student records; (v) identification of students;(vi) protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitiveinformation; (vii) enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and (viii)student participation in sex-specific school activities, events,and athletics and use of school facilities. The bill requires eachschool board to adopt, no later than the beginning of the 2021-2022school year, policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensivethan such model policies developed by the Department of Education.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Mar 04, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 154 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 3, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2020

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB161ER)

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 20, 2020

House

Passed House (58-Y 40-N)

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N)

Feb 19, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 17, 2020

House

Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N)

Feb 12, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Education

House

Read first time

House

Placed on Calendar

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB161E2)

Jan 21, 2020

Senate

Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Senate

Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Amendment by Senator Norment agreed to

Senate

Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB161E2

Senate

Printed as reengrossed 20102095D-E2

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N)

Senate

Passed Senate (23-Y 16-N)

Jan 20, 2020

Senate

Printed as engrossed 20102095D-E

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended SB161E

Senate

Committee amendments agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendments waived

Senate

Read second time

Jan 17, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Jan 16, 2020

Senate

Reported from Education and Health with amendments (10-Y 5-N)

Jan 09, 2020

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Public Education

Dec 19, 2019

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102095D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by Senate as amended SB161E HTML
Engrossed by Senate as amended SB161E HTML
Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB161E2 HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB161ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0154) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB161AS HTML

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