Home schoolers in public school sports, choice for students with disabilities, and armed school security officers

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Home schoolers in public school sports, choice for students with disabilities, and armed school security officers

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Virginia during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

Senate Bill 612 Allow home schoolers to participate in school sports: Passed 22 to 17 in the Senate on February 2, 2016, and 58 to 40 in the House on February 19, 2016. Vetoed by the governor on February 29, 2016.

To allow a home schooled student to participate in interscholastic programs, such as sports, offered by public schools.

 

Override veto of Senate Bill 612, Allow home schoolers to participate in school sports: Failed 21 to 18 in the Senate on April 20, 2016

To allow a home schooled student to participate in interscholastic programs, such as sports, offered by public schools. This was a vote to override the governor's veto, which requires 26 votes in the affirmative.

 

House Bill 389, Allow education choice for students with disabilities: Passed 20 to 19 in the Senate on March 7, 2016, and the House on March 8, 2016. Vetoed by the governor on April 5, 2016.

To allow a parent of a student with a disability to apply for a Parental Choice Education Savings Account, which would consist of funding for education expenses such as tuition and fees at a private school and education therapy.

 

House Bill 1234, Allow some school security officers to carry firearms: Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on February 29, 2016, and 66 to 32 in the House on March 2, 2016. Vetoed by the governor on April 6, 2016.

To permit a school security officer to carry a firearm if he or she is a retired law enforcement officer and the local school board grants authority to do so.

 

Override veto of House Bill 1234, Allow some school security officers to carry firearms: Failed 66 to 34 in the House on April 20, 2016.

To permit a school security officer to carry a firearm if he or she is a retired law enforcement officer and the local school board grants authority to do so. This was a vote to override the governor’s veto, which requires 67 votes in the affirmative.

 

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