SB 1132 Diversity of employees and cultural diversity competency policies.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Diversity of employees of local school boards and institutions of higher education. Requires the Board of Education, local school boards, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the Board for Community Colleges to promote racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity among the employees of the local school divisions and the institutions of higher education. Each of these entities must establish guidelines for cultural diversity policies to (i) prepare students to live and participate effectively in a global community and an increasingly pluralistic society; (ii) facilitate racial harmony and tolerance; (iii) reduce barriers among individuals of different races and cultures through meaningful interaction; (iv) improve campus climate, student retention, and the academic performance of students; (v) contribute to the robust exchange of ideas; (vi) reinforce the principle of the worth and value of all human beings; and (vi) increase the representation of minority persons in positions in which they have been traditionally underrepresented. The Board of Education and the State Council of Higher Education are also required to identify best practices within and without Virginia. The State Council of Higher Education's authority to provide advisory services regarding specific matters to certain private, accredited and nonprofit institutions of higher education has been broadened to include advisory services concerning cultural diversity policies. This bill is a recommendation of the Commission on Access and Diversity in Higher Education.

Full text:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 014303460  pdf | impact statement
02/02/01  Senate: Committee substitute printed 014364460-S1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 014303460
01/10/01  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/01  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
02/02/01  Senate: Committee substitute printed 014364460-S1
02/05/01  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/01  Senate: Read second time
02/06/01  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/01  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 014364460-S1
02/06/01  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 014364460-S1
02/06/01  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/01  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/01  Senate: Passed Senate (27-Y 11-N 2-A)
02/06/01  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (27-Y 11-N 2-A)
02/06/01  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/01  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/01  House: Read first time
02/09/01  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/01  House: Tabled in Education (18-Y 4-N)