HB 1173 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 SB 440.

Full text:
01/17/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12102624D  pdf | impact statement
02/06/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105039D-H1  pdf
02/23/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105622D-S1  pdf
03/10/12  House: Conference substitute printed 12106123D-H2  pdf
03/15/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/17/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12102624D
01/17/12  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/12  House: Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/02/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 2-N)
02/06/12  House: Reported from Education with substitute (14-Y 8-N)
02/06/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105039D-H1
02/07/12  House: Read first time
02/08/12  House: Passed by for the day
02/09/12  House: Read second time
02/09/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12105039D-H1
02/09/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1173H1
02/10/12  House: Read third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)
02/10/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (61-Y 37-N)
02/13/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/12  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
02/23/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105622D-S1
02/23/12  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/24/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/12  Senate: Read third time
02/27/12  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/27/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/27/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12105622D-S1
02/27/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1173S1
02/27/12  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 19-N 1-A)
02/28/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/29/12  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 12105622D-S1 (1-Y 93-N)
02/29/12  House: VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 93-N)
03/02/12  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/02/12  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/05/12  House: House acceded to request
03/06/12  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/06/12  House: Delegates: Lingamfelter, Stolle, Dance
03/06/12  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/12  Senate: Senators: Obenshain, Blevins, Newman
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: Conference substitute printed 12106123D-H2
03/10/12  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A)
03/15/12  House: Enrolled
03/15/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)
03/15/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/17/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)