Tuition, in-state; eligibility for certain military personnel. (HB524)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for in-state tuition; certain military personnel. Provides that in determining the domiciliary intent of retired military personnel residing in the Commonwealth at the time of their retirement, or the domiciliary intent of their dependent spouse or children who claim domicile through them, who voluntarily elect to establish Virginia as their permanent residence for domiciliary purposes, the requirement to prove domiciliary intent in Virginia for one year is waived. Also, provides that any active duty members, activated guard or reservist members, or guard or reservist members mobilized or on temporary active orders for six months or more, who are either stationed or assigned by their military service to a work location in Virginia and are residing in Virginia are entitled to in-state tuition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086316744
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB524)
02/04/2008Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2008Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/28/2008Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Committee substitute printed 084105744-S1
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084105744-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB524S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 084105744-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB524ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 723 (effective 7/1/08)
04/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB524ER)