Higher education; required to report to SCHEV on steps taken to ensure academic freedom, etc. (HB118)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; academic freedom. Requires each public institution of higher education to annually report to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) the steps the institution is taking to ensure academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. SCHEV must compile the information and report to the General Assembly by December 31 of the last year of each biennium. Read the Bill »


02/28/2008: Bill Killed at Sponsor’s Request


12/17/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083320592
12/17/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2008Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Read first time
01/23/2008Read second time
01/23/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB118E
01/23/2008Printed as engrossed 083320592-E
01/24/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/24/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to Senate
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB118E)
02/05/2008Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB118E)
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB118E)
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/28/2008Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Well, this sounds like a huge waste of time and money. It's utterly unnecessary oversight.

Jesica writes:

I really hope this doesn't pass. It's unnecessary oversight and scary to think that the government might be able to disapprove of certain topics being taught in schools.