SB 425 Opening of the school year.
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Summary:
Opening of the school year. Delineates three "good cause" situations that may justify a waiver of the requirement that the first day of school for students follow Labor Day. These situations include a school division that (i) has been closed an average of eight days per year during any five of the last 10 years because of severe weather conditions, energy shortages, power failures, or other emergency situations; (ii) is providing, in the school year for which the waiver is sought, an instructional program or programs in one or more of its elementary or middle or high schools, excluding the electronic classroom, which are dependent on and provided in one or more elementary or middle or high schools of another school division that qualifies for such waiver, in which case the waiver is applicable only to the opening date for those schools where such dependent programs are provided; or (iii) is providing, in the school year for which the waiver is sought, an experimental or innovative program approved by the Department of Education pursuant to the Standards of Accreditation, in which case the waiver is only applicable to the opening date for those schools where the experimental or innovative programs are offered generally to the student body.

Full text:
01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 984465729  pdf
02/16/98  Senate: Printed as engrossed 984465729-E  pdf
03/23/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB425ER)  pdf
05/04/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
House amendments rejected
Senate amendments

Status:
01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 984465729
01/26/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/98  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendments (10-Y 5-N)
02/13/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/13/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/16/98  Senate: Read second time
02/16/98  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/16/98  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/98  Senate: Printed as engrossed 984465729-E
02/17/98  Senate: Read third time
02/17/98  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/98  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/98  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/17/98  Senate: Committee amendments reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/98  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/98  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/17/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N)
02/17/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 1-N)
02/17/98  Senate: Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N)
02/17/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (26-Y 14-N)
02/17/98  Senate: Communicated to House
02/19/98  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/98  House: Read first time
02/20/98  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/20/98  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: 3
03/02/98  House: Reported from Education with amendments (18-Y 6-N)
03/03/98  House: Read second time
03/04/98  House: Read third time
03/04/98  House: Passed by for the day
03/05/98  House: Read third time
03/05/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/98  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
03/05/98  House: Pending question ordered
03/05/98  House: Amendments by Mr. Bennett rejected (29-Y 67-N)
03/05/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (29-Y 67-N)
03/05/98  House: Amendment by Mr. Griffith withdrawn
03/05/98  House: Amendments by Ms. Crittenden agreed to
03/05/98  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
03/05/98  House: Pending question ordered
03/05/98  House: Amendments by Mr. McClure rejected (15-Y 83-N)
03/05/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (15-Y 83-N)
03/05/98  House: Amendment by Mr. Clement agreed to
03/05/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/98  House: Passed House with amendments (73-Y 26-N)
03/05/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 26-N)
03/09/98  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/09/98  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (31-Y 8-N)
03/09/98  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENTS R (31-Y 8-N)
03/09/98  Senate: Rec. of House amds. agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (28-Y 11-N)
03/09/98  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENTS R (28-Y 11-N)
03/23/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB425ER)
03/30/98  Senate: Enrolled
03/30/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/31/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/16/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/98)
05/04/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)