School calendar; opening of school year in certain school divisions prior to Labor Day. (HB591)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening of the school year in certain school divisions.  Authorizes the school boards of the City of Martinsville, Henry County, and Pittsylvania County school divisions to set the opening of the school year so that the first day students are required to attend school is prior to Labor Day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100483D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB591)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/06/2012Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read first time
02/08/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2012Read third time and passed House (74-Y 24-N)
02/09/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/01/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Martinsville, Henry, Pittsylvania.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.