SB 315 Green schools program; to promote waste reduction and resource efficiency.
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Summary as introduced:

Green schools program; education programs to promote waste reduction and resource efficiency. Authorizes the Board of Education to assist local school boards in the development and implementation of programs of instruction that comply with the provisions of Standard 1 of the Standards of Quality, specifically relating to citizenship and environmental issues and geography necessary for responsible participation in American society and the international community, by cooperating with the environmental groups, other relevant state agencies, such as, but not limited to, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health, and other stakeholders in the development of a green schools program for Virginia. Any such green schools program will focus on waste reduction through recycling and other mechanisms and educating students to help schools contain costs and to reduce waste production through resource efficiency. In the development and implementation of any such program, the Board must examine other states' green schools programs and must receive input from parents, teachers, school administrators, school boards, business and industry leaders, and local governments. The Board must also strive to identify businesses and other organizations that may provide support in the form of resources or funding for appropriate awards for any green schools program that may be implemented in the Commonwealth. This provision must not be construed to require the Board or any school board in the Commonwealth to implement a green school program or to imply or otherwise indicate that state or local funding is required to develop or implement any green school program.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 043997744  pdf | impact statement
03/22/04  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB315ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/22/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0882)  pdf

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 043997744
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/04  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/23/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/26/04  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/27/04  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/04  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/04  Senate: Communicated to House
01/30/04  House: Placed on Calendar
01/30/04  House: Read first time
01/30/04  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/25/04  House: Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N)
02/26/04  House: Read second time
02/27/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/01/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/02/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/03/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/04/04  House: Read third time
03/04/04  House: Defeated by House(48-Y 49-N)
03/04/04  House: VOTE: DEFEATED (48-Y 49-N)
03/04/04  House: Rec. of defeated action agreed to by House (51-Y 46-N)
03/04/04  House: VOTE: RECONSIDER (51-Y 46-N)
03/04/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/05/04  House: Read third time
03/05/04  House: Passed House (54-Y 44-N)
03/05/04  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (54-Y 44-N)
03/22/04  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB315ER)
03/22/04  Senate: Enrolled
03/24/04  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/04  House: Signed by Speaker
04/15/04  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 882 (effective 7/1/04)
04/22/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0882)