Read the Bills

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers encourages anyone interested in the topic of homeschool sports access to read the legislation on the topic.  Whether you support homeschool sports access, oppose it, or just want to know more, reading the original language of the legislation is important.  Don’t take our – or someone else’s – word for what Virginia’s “Tebow” bills say.  Read them for yourself.

The links below will take you to the original text of the bills on the Virginia Legislative Information System website. To learn the details about how each bill fared, click “History” in the upper right-hand corner of the bill text page. The bill history page will display information on which committees and subcommittees were assigned the bills, as well as the results of any votes by legislators.


HB 131, Del. Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville)
SB 612, Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


HB 1626, Del. Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Passed both houses successfully. Vetoed by Governor.


HB 63, Del. Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


HB 1442, Del. Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Robert Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

SB 812, Sen. Thomas Garrett (R-Lynchburg)

(A third bill, SB 792, is expected to be tabled by the patron, Sen. Garrett, in favor of SB 812.)


HB 947, Del. Robert Bell, Del. Randall Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. David Ramadan, Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) 

(Two other sports access bills, HB 905 and HB 1005, were incorporated into HB 947.)

Reported successfully from House Education subcommittee (6-2) and committee (14-8), passed on the House floor (59-39). Failed in Senate Subcommittee on Education and Health (7-8). 


HB 2395, Del. Robert Bell, Sen. Ryan McDougle

Reported from House Education subcommittee by a vote of 6-2, then passed by in full House Education Committee.


HB 926, Del. Robert Bell, Del. Charles Carrico (R-Independence), Del. David Nutter (R-Christiansburg)

(Two other sports access bills, HB 70 and HB 1001, were incorporated into HB 926.)

Reported from House Education subcommittee (5-4), then failed in full House Education Committee (9-12), then reconsidered and continued.


HB 375, Del. Charles Carrico

Passed by indefinitely in House Committee on Education.


HB 2297, Del. Fralin (R-Roanoke)

Assigned to, but not taken up by, House Education subcommittee.


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