Standards of Quality; local match for basic aid, debt service on projects in school divisions. (HB670)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Required local effort for basic aid; debt service on projects in certain school divisions. Permits any local school board that governs a school division (i) in which the locality is designated as fiscally at-risk or fiscally distressed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in the most recent fiscal year or is determined to have above-average fiscal stress or high fiscal stress by the Virginia Commission on Local Government in its most recent "Report on the Comparative Revenue Capacity, Revenue Effort, and Fiscal Stress of Virginia Counties and Cities" and (ii) for which the composite index of local ability to pay is less than or equal to 0.2000 to expend up to 25 percent of the required local effort for basic aid for debt service on school building capital renovation or construction projects. The bill provides that in the event that the school division no longer meets such criteria, the local school board shall develop and implement a plan to readjust expenditures of the required local effort for basic aid over the course of no more than four fiscal years. The bill also provides that in the event that a school division that no longer met such criteria and that developed such plan subsequently meets the criteria again, the local school board may seek the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to amend such plan. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2030. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102285D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2018Referred from Education
01/22/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB670)
01/23/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106064D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106064D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB670H1
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB670H1)
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Continued to 2019 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Finance