Educational neglect of students with disabilities; fraud within educational programs, penalties. (SB644)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Educational neglect or fraud (Ben's law). Provides that it is a felony for an educational professional or education-related service provider, by willful act or omission, to fail to provide the educational services outlined in an individualized education plan. It is also a felony for the person to fraudulently alter an individualized education plan, to document that services were provided when they were not provided, or to forge the signature of a parent or guardian. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103697D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB644)
01/22/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)