Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; created. (HB1681)

Introduced By

Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community College Transfer Grant Program. Establishes the Community College Transfer Grant Program for the purpose of providing higher education grants to domiciles of Virginia who have successfully completed an acceptable associate degree program at a Virginia community college and have been admitted to an accredited nonprofit public or private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) must promulgate necessary and appropriate regulations for its administration. To be eligible to receive a grant, the student must: (i) have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or its equivalent while enrolled in an associate degree program at a Virginia community college, (ii) have applied for financial aid, and (iii) have financial need, defined by having a family income of equal to or less than 150% of Virginia median family income, or 150% of the median family income of their home locality, whichever is greater. The amount of the award will be based on either the difference between the cost of tuition paid by the recipient at a Virginia community college and the cost of such tuition at the public four-year institution of higher education in which the student has been enrolled, or in the case of transfer to a private four-year college or university, the difference between the cost of tuition paid by the recipient at a Virginia community college and the average cost of such tuition at a Virginia public four-year institution of higher education. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


12/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072308260
12/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1681)
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Higher Education (Rust)
01/24/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2007Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
01/30/2007Committee substitute printed 072371260-H1
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 073441260-H2
02/02/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Read second time
02/03/2007Committee substitute rejected (Education) 072371260-H1
02/03/2007Committee substitute agreed to (Appropriations) 073441260-H2
02/03/2007Pending question ordered
02/03/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1681H2
02/05/2007Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/05/2007Communicated to Senate
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2007Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 075423816-S1
02/19/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075423816-S1
02/20/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1681S1
02/20/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute rejected by House (3-Y 95-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Senate insisted on substitute (30-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (30-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Senate requested conference committee
02/22/2007House acceded to request
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates:Callahan, Reid, Abbitt
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators:Ruff, Bell, Edwards
02/24/2007Conference substitute printed 072394260-H3
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 1-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Motion to reconsider second conference committee agreed to (36-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007Motion to request second conference committee withdrawn
02/24/2007Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by House (84-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (84-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1681ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1681ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 1-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB1681ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 850 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0850)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB749.