Tuition grants; provide for commercial crab fishermen attending two-year educational institution. (HB1924)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tuition grants; commercial crab fishermen. Provides tuition grants for a bona fide domiciliary of Virginia who (i) is a Virginia waterman holding a valid Virginia commercial crabbing license that has incurred adverse economic impacts as determined by the U.S. Dept of Commerce Blue Crab Commercial Fishery Failure Declaration; (ii) is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program of at least one academic year in length in a public two-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth; (iii) has not been enrolled in postsecondary education as a full-time student for more than three years; (iv) has submitted applications for federal student financial aid programs for which he may be eligible; and  (v) is not in default of a federal educational loan or student loan made or guaranteed by Virginia. This bill is contingent upon funds from the federal relief package associated with the U.S. Dept of Commerce Blue Crab Commercial Fishery Failure Declaration being made available to cover the cost of these tuition grants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094040596
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1924)
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
01/20/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/26/2009Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Read first time
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1924E
01/28/2009Printed as engrossed 094040596-E
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
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1924E)
02/10/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1924ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/01/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1924ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 447 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0447)