Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; created. (SB749)

Introduced By

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

Those copatrons are Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


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


12/05/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072412824
12/05/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB749)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB749E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 072412824-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2007Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
02/15/2007Committee substitute printed 072386824-H1
02/16/2007Read second time
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072386824-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB749H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute (95-Y 2-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Passed by temporarily
02/22/2007House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House insisted on substitute
02/22/2007House requested conference committee
02/22/2007Senate acceded to request (30-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (30-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Stosch, Wampler, Houck
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Callahan, Reid, Abbitt
02/23/2007Delegates: Wardrup, Reid, Abbitt (Delegate Wardrup replaces Callahan)
02/23/2007Conferees reappointed by House
02/23/2007Delegates: Wardrup, Reid, Abbitt
02/24/2007Conference substitute printed 072395824-S1
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 1-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (33-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
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 Senate and House (SB749ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB749ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 1-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB749ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 899 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0899)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1681.