2019 Legislative Summary – A Resource for Education Attorneys

By Brian Gwyn

The Legislative Analysis Division of the General Assembly has now published its annual Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation for 2019. This publication includes:

by subject area, summaries for the final edition of all substantive legislation of general applicability and certain local legislation having general import. The summaries are prepared by the nonpartisan legislative staff and do not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.

The summaries include session laws as well as ratified legislation. Chaptered session laws (i.e. SL 2019-51) have the force of law, but if the bill was only ratified, that means it passed both chambers of the General Assembly but did not receive approval of the Governor (and the Governor’s veto was not overridden).

Summaries can be viewed individually or together by subject area.

A link to the summaries specifically related to education may be found here.