Grants; modifies eligibility for certain individuals at two-year educational institution. (HB1599)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grant program for certain foster care and special needs adoption students. Modifies the eligibility of the current program to allow a student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester at a two-year institution of higher education to receive a grant for tuition and fees and to ensure that a student who has a prior bachelor's degree is excluded from participation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/22/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096152528
10/22/2008Referred to Committee on Education
10/23/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096152528
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1599)
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
01/20/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/26/2009Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Committee substitute printed 093408528-H1
01/27/2009Read first time
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093408528-H1
01/28/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1599H1
01/29/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1599H1)
02/12/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Placed on Calendar
02/18/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
02/18/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1599ER)
02/24/2009Signed by Speaker
02/25/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1599ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 430 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0430)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1606.


Nonprofit NoVA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Support. Ensure that youth in the foster care system have opportunities to pursue an education,and plan for a better future. Educational investments pay huge dividends in terms of social and fiscal savings.