SB 874 Expulsion of students for firearms possession on school property.
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Summary:
Expulsion of students for firearms possession on school property. Requires, in compliance with the federal Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Part F -- “Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994”), that school boards expel from school attendance for one year, as required in federal regulations, any student who is determined by the school board to have brought a firearm onto school property or to a school-sponsored activity. Based on the facts of the particular case, school boards may determine that special circumstances exist and another disciplinary action or term of expulsion is appropriate. The Board of Education is designated as the state education agency to carry out the provisions of the federal Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. Each school board must revise its standards of student conduct to conform with this provision within three months of its effective date. The federally required certification of compliance and data on the expulsions imposed by this measure must be provided to the Virginia Department of Education by every school board applying for funds apportioned to Virginia through the federal law. Consistent with other federal and state law, the terms “destructive device” and “firearm” are defined and certain exemptions, such as possession of a firearm as part of the curriculum or a school program, are set forth. School boards are also authorized to require students who have been expelled, charged with an offense, or found guilty or not innocent of specific crimes, to attend alternative education programs. This measure is identical to HB 1614.

Full text:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6670812  pdf
02/06/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6670812-E  pdf
02/13/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8111812-H1  pdf
02/24/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB874ER)  pdf
04/13/95  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB874ER)  pdf
04/19/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6670812
01/20/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/95  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Read second time
02/06/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/06/95  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/06/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6670812-E
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/95  House: Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/13/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8111812-H1
02/14/95  House: Read second time
02/15/95  House: Read third time
02/15/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD8111812-H1
02/15/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. LD8111812-H1
02/15/95  House: Passed House with substitute (97-Y 3-N)
02/15/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 3-N)
02/17/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/17/95  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/17/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (38-Y 0-N)
02/24/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB874ER)
03/06/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/06/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recom. #1-12 & 14-17 (39-Y 0-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. REC. IN PART (39-Y 0-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #13 (21-Y 19-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 13 (21-Y 19-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/95  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/95  Senate: Reenrolled
04/06/95  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/95  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/95  House: Enacted, Chapter 801 (effective 7/1/95)
04/13/95  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB874ER)
04/19/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)