Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020     01/27/2020  

Public schools; use of digital devices.

Requires the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools no later than the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Date Version PDF TXT
01/30/2020 House: Printed as engrossed 20104624D-E Open
01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104624D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104624D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 817
    House Amendments in [ ] � January 30, 2020
    A BILL to require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Hope
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    Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. � 1. That the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, shall develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the effective integration of digital devices in public schools no later than the 2021�2022 school year. The guidelines shall be based on peer-reviewed [ . , ] independently funded studies and shall at a minimum address digital device use for different age ranges and developmental levels, the amount of time spent on digital devices in the classroom, appropriate break frequency from the use of digital devices, physical positioning of digital devices in the classroom, the use of digital devices for homework, and recommended teacher training to ensure best practice implementation.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Patrick A. Hope D-Richmond Sponsor
    Daniel I. Helmer D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Karrie K. Delaney D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/30/2020 House House: Printed as engrossed 20104624D-E
    01/27/2020 House House: Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment (19-Y 3-N)
    01/20/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 House House: Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104624D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
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    Start Description.
    Requires the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools no later than the 2021 - 2022 school year.
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    817 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 7, 2020 A BILL to require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools

    Health
    817 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 7, 2020 A BILL to require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools

    Public schools



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