SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 114
June 27, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Transmittal of the 1997 Legislative Bill Book|
Enclosed are two copies of the legislative bill book entitled Education Bills Passed & Joint Resolutions Agreed to by the 1997 General Assembly. All of these bills are effective July 1, 1997, unless otherwise indicated. This publication will serve as a compilation of actions of the 1997 General Assembly session until such time as the Virginia School Laws is again updated. We have used a looseleaf format to permit you to reproduce all or part of this document for use in your division. Please note the following two items: (1) The provisions addressing K-12 education in HB 1700, this year's budget bill, are set out in the first section entitled "Appropriations." The budget bill sets out only those provisions that have changed since the passage last year of HB 30, the 1996-1998 biennial budget. Consequently, there will be instances in HB 1700 where you will find the language "not set out." The actual budget language for that provision can be found in last year's bill book, which was transmitted to you via Superintendent's Memorandum No.122, Informational, dated June 28, 1996. (2) In the "Legislative Information" attachment transmitted via Superintendent's Memorandum No. 77, Informational, dated May 2, 1997, we highlighted that the Governor had not yet signed HB 2481 addressing technology resource assistants. The Governor signed that bill on April 30, 1997, and it is set out as Chapter 923 on page 132. I hope you find this information to be helpful. If you have any questions concerning the legislation, Mrs. Diane T. Atkinson, Principal Specialist for Policy Analysis in the Division of Policy and Public Affairs, will be able to assist you, and she can be reached at (804) 225-2403. RTL/dta Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.