Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; created. (HB2179)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program. Revises the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to clarify that qualified survivors and dependents shall be admitted to any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution granting a degree, diploma, or certificate in the Commonwealth of Virginia, free of tuition and all required fees. Establishes the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Fund to provide financial assistance for board and room charges, books and supplies, and other expenses. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is responsible for disbursing funds appropriated or otherwise made available to support the Fund. There are several technical amendments. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072347129
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Higher Education (Rust)
01/24/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2007Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2179)
01/30/2007Committee substitute printed 072370348-H1
01/30/2007Read first time
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072370348-H1
01/31/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2179H1
02/01/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Communicated to Senate
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2179ER)
02/15/2007Signed by Speaker
02/15/2007Signed by President
02/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2179ER)
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 116 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0116)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2630.