Higher Education; New College Institute created. (SB40)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher Education; New College Institute established. Establishes the New College Institute as an educational institution in the area of Martinsville and Henry Counties. The New College Institute is charged with, among other things, expanding educational opportunities in the region by providing access to degree-granting programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, through partnerships with private and public institutions of higher education, the public schools, and public and private sectors; and seeking to diversify the regions economy by engaging the resources of other institutions of higher education, public and private bodies, and organizations of the region and state. The institute will be governed by a 12-member Board of Directors appointed as follows: seven nonlegislative members to be appointed by the Governor, three members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and two members to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Board would direct the development and focus of New Colleges curriculum. The curriculum would include appropriate and nondegree programs offered by other educational institutions. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


12/21/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064299808
12/21/2005Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB40)
02/02/2006Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/02/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 063991808-S1
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/14/2006Passed by temporarily
02/14/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063991808-S1
02/14/2006Floor substitute printed 063994780-S2 (Norment)
02/14/2006Substitute by Senator Norment withdrawn 063994780-S2
02/14/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB40S1
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB40S1)
02/22/2006Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N)
02/22/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2006Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
02/27/2006Reported from Appropriations with substitute (23-Y 1-N)
02/28/2006Committee substitute printed 060324808-H1
03/01/2006Read second time
03/02/2006Read third time
03/02/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060324808-H1
03/02/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB40H1
03/02/2006Passed House with substitute (94-Y 6-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 6-N)
03/03/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB40H1)
03/06/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB40ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB40ER)
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)