VA HB1729 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 25-1)
Status: Passed on February 22 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-02-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


School counselors; nomenclature; staff time. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors and requires each school counselor employed by a school board in a public elementary or secondary school to spend at least 80 percent of his staff time during normal school hours in the direct counseling of individual students or groups of students.

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Guidance counselors; changes name to school counselors, staff time.


Roll Calls

2019-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-22 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-16 - House - House: Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)
2019-02-22 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
2019-02-15HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
2019-02-14SenateSigned by President
2019-02-13HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-13HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1729ER)
2019-02-11SenatePassed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11SenateRead third time
2019-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-07SenateReported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
2019-01-23SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-01-23SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-22HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-22HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-21HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1729H1
2019-01-21HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 19104768D-H1
2019-01-21HouseRead second time
2019-01-18HouseRead first time
2019-01-16HouseCommittee substitute printed 19104768D-H1
2019-01-16HouseReported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2018-12-19HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2018-12-19HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100598D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221291.1:1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments