Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 22.1-79.1:1 as follows:
§ 22.1-79.1:1. Commencement of school day in certain school divisions.
The school board of any county having the urban county executive form of government shall set the school day schedule to ensure that the commencement of the regular school day for students in middle and high schools begins no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
2. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2004.