School calendar; opening of the school year, good cause waiver. (HB2140)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School calendar; opening of the school year; Planning District 16. Authorizes the school board of any school division located in Planning District 16 that was not granted a good cause waiver for the 2018-2019 school year but would qualify for such a waiver under the law as it was in effect prior to July 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school year to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend is earlier than Labor Day, including earlier than 14 days before Labor Day. Additionally, the bill authorizes the school board of any school division located in Planning District 16 that is entirely surrounded by two school divisions that either were granted a waiver pursuant to Chapter 3 of the Acts of Assembly of 2012, Special Session I, or would qualify for a good cause waiver pursuant to § 22.1-79.1 as it was in effect prior to July 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school year to open schools on the same opening date as either such surrounding school division. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102568D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2140)
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House (92-Y 4-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106720D-S1
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106720D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2140S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2140S1)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Passed by for the day
02/20/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106720D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Thomas, Robinson, Hurst
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Carrico, Howell, Newman
02/22/2019Conference substitute printed 19107578D-H1
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (84-Y 8-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (84-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2140ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2140ER)
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0637)