Community College System; articulation agreements and transferable credits. (HB57)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Allen Dudley (R-Rocky Mount), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; articulation agreements and transferable credits. Requires that if a student declares an intention to transfer credit from an institution within the Virginia Community College System to a four-year public institution, the articulation agreement in force at the time of the student's declaration will determine those credits that may be transferred if the student (i) completes an associate degree within four years of submitting a written declaration of intent to transfer to a four-year public institution of higher education in Virginia and (ii) enrolls in such institution within 18 months of completing an associate degree. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


12/14/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061006302
12/14/2005Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2006Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Committee substitute printed 060289302-H1
01/24/2006Read first time
01/25/2006Read second time
01/25/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060289302-H1
01/25/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB57H1
01/26/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Communicated to Senate
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2006Reported from Education and Health with amendment (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
02/27/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/27/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Placed on Calendar
03/01/2006Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB57ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 7/1/06)