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Legislative Bill Tracking

Several pieces of legislation have already been filed for 2015 of interest to the higher education community.
Among the legislation of interest to Virginia’s Community Colleges is the following:

 

Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 1316 - Toscano - Virginia Retirement System; average final compensation. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/10/15
HB 1320 - Farrell - Teacher licensure renewal; college credit. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1334 - Landes - Students' personally identifiable information; (DOE) to develop certain policies. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1335 - Landes - Education; agency coordination. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1336 - Landes - SCHEV; policy on course credit at higher educational institutions. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1356 - Ramadan - Tuition, in-state; students granted Temporary Protected Status, etc. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 1389 - Berg - Higher educational institution; prohibition on regulating concealed handguns. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 1400 - Jones - Budget Bill. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Senators: Colgan, Norment, Watkins, Hanger, Howell, Stosch 02/18/15
HB 1411 - Marshall, R.G. - Concealed handguns; possession by faculty members at higher educational institutions. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 1423 - Marshall, D.W. - Advanced Learning and Research, Institute for; board membership. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1437 - Bell, Richard P. - Prayer at public events; authority to adopt an ordinance to allow. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) 02/23/15
HB 1478 - Kory - Tuition, in-state; students granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 1505 - Albo - Sexual offenses; prohibiting proximity to victims of the offense, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/10/15
HB 1523 - Byron - Workforce Development, Virginia Board of; qualification for services related to WIA. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) 02/19/15
HB 1540 - Albo - Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); job order contracting and cooperative procurement. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Engrossment refused by House 02/09/15
HB 1577 - Watts - Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program; created. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/10/15
HB 1609 - Habeeb - Severability; removes clauses by repeal or amendment throughout Code of Virginia. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1616 - Greason - Career and technical education; alignment with national certification requirements. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1641 - Stolle - Virginia Values Veterans Program; certification by state agencies & higher educational institutions. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) 02/19/15
HB 1676 - Byron - Postsecondary credential, etc.; local school board agreements with community colleges. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1692 - Rush - Higher educational institutions; alternative tuition or fee structures offered to students. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (10-Y 4-N) 02/23/15
HB 1715 - LeMunyon - Higher educational institutions; students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior, policies. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (39-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1716 - LeMunyon - Income tax, state; individual subtraction for income attributable to discharge of student loan. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1785 - Massie - Campus police departments; sexual assault reporting. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1791 - Massie - Higher educational institutions; removal of members of board of visitors, etc. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1791ER) 02/23/15
HB 1822 - Ward - Apprenticeship-related instruction; transfers certain duties. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1888 - Jones - Academic transcripts; suspension or permanent dismissal from institution. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/10/15
HB 1890 - Jones - Virginia Retirement System; purchase of service credit for prior service. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) 02/23/15
HB 1891 - Jones - Capital outlay plan; creates a six-year plan. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Senators: Colgan, Stosch, Ruff 02/23/15
HB 1895 - Cox - Higher educational institutions; additional financial and administrative authority. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1896 - Cox - Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; grants. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Placed on Calendar 02/23/15
HB 1897 - Cox - Intercollegiate athletics programs; format for each institution to report revenues and expenses. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Placed on Calendar 02/23/15
HB 1930 - Bell, Robert B. - Higher educational institutions; reporting of acts of sexual violence. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 1959 - Toscano - Higher educational institutions; information for six-year plans. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Senate requested conference committee 02/23/15
HB 1969 - Jones - Virginia Retirement System; cash balance retirement plan. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) 02/19/15
HB 1980 - Hugo - Higher educational institutions, four-year public; websites, consumer information. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 1986 - Byron - Workforce Development, Virginia Board of; changes to Board requirements. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(H) VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N 1-A) 02/23/15
HB 1988 - Morrissey - Campus police departments; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 2033 - Byron - Workforce development; coordination of statewide delivery of training programs & activities, report. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor 01/29/15
HB 2068 - Keam - Senior citizens' higher education; income limit. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
HB 2076 - Cline - General Assembly; consideration of the conference committee report on the biennial budget. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Left in Rules 02/10/15
HB 2092 - Peace - Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Local Program Center; established. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2104 - Peace - Virginia Freedom of Information Act; records held by VCU/MCV. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2148 - Yancey - Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, & minority-owned businesses, defines business. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) 02/19/15
HB 2268 - Hugo - Prepaid tuition contracts; differential tuition. (H) Committee on Education (H) Left in Education 02/10/15
HB 2277 - Ingram - Life insurance; coverage for retired state employees. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) 02/23/15
HB 2293 - James - Value engineering; report shall not be required for certain projects. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2294 - Joannou - Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; comprehensive agreements. (H) Committee on Transportation (H) Left in Transportation 02/11/15
HB 2320 - Cline - Cooperative degree program; Secretary of Education, et al., shall develop a plan to establish. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2323 - Jones - Information technology projects and services; Chief Information Officer authorized to approve. (H) Committee on Science and Technology

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2330 - Kilgore - Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission; created, financial viability & feasibility. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

(S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HB 2346 - Villanueva - Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/10/15
HB 2354 - Yancey - State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HJ 536 - Lingamfelter - Constitutional amendment; Lottery Proceeds Fund. (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections (H) Left in Privileges and Elections 02/10/15
HJ 555 - Landes - Higher education; framework of the statewide strategic plan, report. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(S) Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HJ 558 - Orrock - Teachers, qualified; Department of Education and SCHEV, report. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(S) Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
HJ 591 - Campbell - Commending Charlie White, Ph.D.   (S) Agreed to by Senate by voice vote 01/29/15
HJ 603 - Knight - Higher educational institutions; prevention of sexual violence on campus. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(S) Referred to Committee on Rules 02/10/15
HR 196 - Greason - Commending LEAD VIRGINIA.   (H) Agreed to by House by voice vote 01/16/15
HR 205 - Yancey - Commending Danny Hunley.   (H) Agreed to by House by voice vote 01/23/15
SB 688 - Ebbin - Voter identification; accepted forms of identification. (S) Committee on Privileges and Elections (S) Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB820-Barker) (14-Y 0-N) 02/03/15
SB 712 - Black - Higher education; handling of sexual assault cases. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) House requested conference committee 02/23/15
SB 717 - Stanley - Medical school scholarships; expands eligibility for program. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(H) VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N) 02/20/15
SB 738 - Carrico - Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period for certain members of VRS. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/06/15
SB 785 - McEachin - Public employment; prohibits discrimination based on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(H) Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely 02/12/15
SB 800 - Colgan - Budget Bill. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/16/15
SB 806 - Stanley - Higher educational institutions; fixed four-year tuition rate. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporates SB1183 02/05/15
SB 813 - Watkins - Virginia Retirement System; technical amendments to the programs administered by System. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) 02/23/15
SB 849 - Stanley - Community colleges; enrollment policies. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Tabled in Education 02/18/15
SB 933 - Howell - Individual income tax subtraction; discharge of student loan. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Signed by President 02/23/15
SB 950 - Lewis - Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program; created. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 02/11/15
SB 971 - Ruff - Community College Workforce Training Grant Program; established. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 02/19/15
SB 992 - Dance - Community Colleges, State Board for; policy for award of academic credit for military training. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1335-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N) 01/22/15
SB 1024 - Alexander - Apprenticeship-related instruction. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
SB 1057 - Howell - Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence. (S) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1094-Howell) (13-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
SB 1094 - Howell - Sexual and Domestic Violence, Advisory Committee on; established. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/23/15
SB 1193 - Norment - Academic transcripts; suspension, permanent dismissal, or withdrawal from institution. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Committee substitute printed 15105154D-H1 02/23/15
SB 1206 - Wagner - Higher educational institutions; six-year plan to include intellectual property interests, etc. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(H) VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/20/15
SB 1209 - Wagner - New Economy Industry Credential Assistance Training Grants; established. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/12/15
SB 1223 - McWaters - Higher educational institutions, four-year public; websites, consumer information. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1223ER) 02/23/15
SB 1226 - Reeves - Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for Requests for Proposal. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(H) VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) 02/19/15
SB 1327 - Reeves - Higher education; in-state tuition. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 02/19/15
SB 1329 - Garrett - Higher educational institutions; memorandum of understanding and policies for sexual assaults. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Tabled in Education 02/16/15
SB 1335 - Cosgrove - State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Finance
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015 02/23/15
SB 1352 - Smith - General Assembly; consideration of the conference committee report on the biennial budget. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Tabled in Rules 02/20/15
SB 1420 - Reeves - VPPA; information technology procurement, terms and conditions, limitation on contractor liability. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (11-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
SB 1425 - Smith - General Assembly; reports accompanying general appropriation bills. (S) Committee on Rules (S) Passed by indefinitely in Rules (15-Y 0-N) 02/06/15
SB 1436 - McEachin - Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; reduces number of membership. (S) Committee on Rules (S) Stricken at request of Patron in Rules (10-Y 0-N) 02/06/15
SJ 226 - Puller - Commemorating the 240th anniversary of George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights in 2016. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) 02/20/15
SJ 228 - Martin - Resolution; endorsement of SCHEV's statewide strategic plan for higher education; report. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N) 02/20/15
SJ 245 - Favola - Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) 02/20/15
SJ 280 - Deeds - Law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study consolidation of certain state agencies. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Tabled in Rules 02/13/15
SJ 322 - Lucas - Commending Paul D. Camp Community College.   (H) Agreed to by House by voice vote 02/13/15