Learning Technology, Office of; created within Council of Higher Education. (HB305)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; Office of Learning Technology. Creates the Office of Learning Technology within the State Council of Higher Education to facilitate and coordinate the voluntary participation of public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth in technology-enriched initiatives. The Office is charged with establishing and administering agreements with nonprofit public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth and other entities for the identification of unmet needs for technology-enriched educational programs and opportunities, and the development and delivery of technology-enriched initiatives, including distance and distributed learning initiatives, for currently served populations and underserved constituencies. In addition, the Office must (i) review technology-enriched learning initiatives and make recommendations to the Council regarding unnecessary duplication in such initiatives; (ii) assist in the development of standards for improving access to, training for, and efficiency in such learning initiatives; and (iii) enter into contracts for related program development. The bill is contingent on funding in the appropriation act. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060775492
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2006Assigned to Education sub-committee: Higher Education (Rust)
02/06/2006Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2006Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
02/08/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB305)
02/10/2006Reported from Appropriations with amendment (23-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB305E
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 060775492-E
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2006Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB305ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB305ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 537 (effective - see bill)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)