SB 440 Charter schools, public; funding and service contracts.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Public charter schools; funding, and service contracts.  Provides that following a local school board decision to deny a public charter school application or to revoke or fail to renew a charter agreement, the local school board shall submit documentation to the Board of Education as to the rationale for the local school board's denial or revocation of the charter school application. The Board of Education continues to have no authority to grant or deny a public charter school application or to revoke or fail to renew a charter agreement.

The bill also provides that (i) a local school board shall no longer have the discretion to revoke a charter if it finds the school is no longer in the public interest or for the welfare of the students; (ii) all purchases made by a public charter school shall be exempt from the Virginia Public Procurement Act, unless otherwise negotiated by contract; (iii) local school boards may elect whether charter school personnel are employees of the charter school or of the local school board granting the charter; (iv) the amount of funds provided to the charter school by the local school board shall be commensurate with the average school-based costs of educating the students in the division; and (v) the local school board may allow a public charter school to lease or purchase vacant or unused properties or real estate owned by the school board. This bill is identical to HB 1173.

Full text:
01/11/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102742D  pdf
02/02/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104988D-S1  pdf
02/15/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105440D-H1  pdf
03/10/12  Senate: Conference substitute printed 12106128D-S2  pdf
03/15/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB440ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/11/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102742D
01/11/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/12  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/12  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
02/02/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104988D-S1
02/03/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/06/12  Senate: Read second time
02/06/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12104988D-S1
02/06/12  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/12  Senate: Read second time
02/07/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB440S1
02/08/12  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 18-N 1-A)
02/13/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/12  House: Read first time
02/13/12  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/12  House: Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
02/15/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105440D-H1
02/16/12  House: Read second time
02/17/12  House: Read third time
02/17/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12105440D-H1
02/17/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB440H1
02/17/12  House: Passed House with substitute (58-Y 40-N)
02/17/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (58-Y 40-N)
02/21/12  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N 1-A)
02/22/12  House: House insisted on substitute
02/22/12  House: House requested conference committee
02/23/12  Senate: Senate acceded to request (36-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/23/12  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/12  Senate: Senators: Obenshain, Newman, Miller, J.C.
02/24/12  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/12  House: Delegates: Lingamfelter, Stolle, Dance
03/10/12  House: Conference report agreed to by House (61-Y 36-N)
03/10/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (61-Y 36-N)
03/10/12  House: Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/10/12  House: Conference report agreed to by House (59-Y 38-N)
03/10/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (59-Y 38-N)
03/10/12  Senate: Conference substitute printed 12106128D-S2
03/10/12  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 13-N 1-A)
03/15/12  Senate: Enrolled
03/15/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB440ER)
03/15/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/17/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)