Public schools; counseling services, parental rights. (HB2623)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; school counseling services; model policies. Requires the Board of Education to develop a model policy for the provision of counseling services in public schools that includes provisions for parental consent, written parental notification, parental involvement, as appropriate, confidentiality, procedures by which a parent may limit or prohibit his child's participation, appropriate exceptions such as imminent need, health, or safety or maintaining order in the school, and other necessary provisions as determined by the Board. The bill requires the Board of Education, in developing such model policy, to seek to balance the needs of students with the rights of parents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103549D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2623)
01/25/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105872D-H1
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2623H1)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105872D-H1
01/31/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2623H1
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2019Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)