Free public elementary and secondary education; eligibility criteria. (HB2297)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Free public elementary and secondary education; eligibility criteria. Requires every person of school age to be deemed to reside in a school division for the purpose of eligibility for free public elementary and secondary education in such school division when all or any portion of the building in which such person resides with certain other individuals or as an emancipated minor is taxable by the locality in which the school division is located. The bill provides that each student who resides on property that is located in more than one school division and who registers for enrollment at a public school in one such school division prior to July 1, 2019, and any sibling of any such student, is deemed to reside in the enrolled school division and is eligible to attend public school in such school division for free. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103220D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2297)
01/21/2019Referred from Finance
01/21/2019Referred to Committee on Education
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 BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106590D-S1
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2297S1)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106590D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2297S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Passed by for the day
02/20/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106590D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2297ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2297ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)