Higher educational articulation agreements; requires agreements between four-yr. & community col. (SB538)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Martin Williams (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Articulation, transfer, and dual enrollment and admissions agreements. Requires all four-year public institutions of higher education to develop articulation, transfer, and dual enrollment and admissions agreements, including dual admissions programs for qualified students to be simultaneously accepted by a community college and, contingent upon the successful completion of an acceptable associate degree program from the community college, by the four-year public institution of higher education. The State Council of Higher Education must include in its guidelines for these agreements conditions required to establish dual admissions programs that set forth the obligations of the students accepted in the programs, including grade point average requirements, acceptable associate degree programs, completion timetables, and the students' access to the privileges of enrollment in both institutions while attending either institution. Read the Bill »


04/03/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062002824
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2006Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB538)
01/30/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/27/2006Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2006Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
03/06/2006Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Committee amendments agreed to
03/08/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2006Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB538ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB538ER)
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/03/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 379 (effective 7/1/06)
04/05/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)