HB 1272

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 20, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 15, 2022
  • Passed Senate Feb 28, 2022
  • Became Law Apr 27, 2022

Public elementary and secondary schools, etc.; student instruction.

Abstract

Public elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction; masks. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain cases of student discipline, each school board to offer in-person instruction, as defined in the bill, to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public elementary or secondary school for at least the minimum number of required annual instructional hours and to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public school-based early childhood care and education program for the entirety of the instructional time provided pursuant to such program. The bill permits, notwithstanding any other provision of law or any regulation, rule, or policy implemented by a school board, school division, school official, or other state or local authority, the parent of any child enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school, or in any school-based early childhood care and education program, to elect for such child to not wear a mask while on school property. The bill provides that no parent making such an election shall be required to provide a reason or any certification of the child's health or education status and no student shall suffer any adverse disciplinary or academic consequences as a result of this parental election.

Public elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction; masks. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain cases of student discipline, each school board to offer in-person instruction, as defined in the bill, to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public elementary or secondary school for at least the minimum number of required annual instructional hours and to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public school-based early childhood care and education program for the entirety of the instructional time provided pursuant to such program. The bill permits, notwithstanding any other provision of law or any regulation, rule, or policy implemented by a school board, school division, school official, or other state or local authority, the parent of any child enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school, or in any school-based early childhood care and education program, to elect for such child to not wear a mask while on school property. The bill provides that no parent making such an election shall be required to provide a reason or any certification of the child's health or education status and no student shall suffer any adverse disciplinary or academic consequences as a result of this parental election. The bill clarifies that none of the foregoing provisions shall be construed to affect the authority granted to the Governor to achieve the purposes of relevant emergency services and disaster law with regard to a communicable disease of public health threat.

Public elementary and secondary schools andpublic school-based early childhood care and education programs;student instruction. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduledremote learning days otherwise permitted by law, each school boardto offer in-person instruction, as defined in the bill, to each studentenrolled in the local school division in a public elementary or secondaryschool for at least the minimum number of required annual instructionalhours and to each student enrolled in the local school division ina public school-based early childhood care and education programfor the entirety of the instructional time provided pursuant to suchprogram.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Apr 27, 2022

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Enacted, Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/22)

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB1272ER2)

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N)

House

Reenrolled

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (25-Y 15-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (61-Y 39-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (61-Y 39-N)

Apr 11, 2022

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 11, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022

Mar 04, 2022

Senate

Signed by President

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1272ER)

Mar 03, 2022

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Enrolled

Feb 28, 2022

Senate

Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)

Senate

Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 25, 2022

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 24, 2022

Senate

Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)

Feb 22, 2022

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Public Education

Feb 16, 2022

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 15, 2022

House

VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)

Feb 14, 2022

House

Motion to pass by Floor Amendment #1 by Delegate Simon agreed to (52-Y 48-N)

House

Read second time

House

Committee substitute agreed to 22106116D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1272H1

House

Pending question ordered

House

VOTE: Agree To (53-Y 47-N)

House

Motion to pass by Floor Amendment #2 by Delegate Simon agreed to (53-Y 47-N)

House

VOTE: Agree To (52-Y 48-N)

Feb 11, 2022

House

Read first time

Feb 10, 2022

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1272H1)

Feb 09, 2022

House

Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 10-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 22106116D-H1

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 31, 2022

House

Assigned Education sub: K-12

Jan 25, 2022

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1272)

Jan 20, 2022

House

Referred to Committee on Education

House

Presented and ordered printed 22104602D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Presented and ordered printed 22104602D PDF HTML
Committee substitute printed 22106116D-H1 PDF HTML
HB1272ER PDF HTML
HB1272ER2 PDF HTML
CHAP0780 PDF HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1272FER122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1272FH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1272F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB1272AHR HTML
Amendment: HB1272AG HTML

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