Open Education Resource Center Grant Fund; established, development of two-year pilot project. (HB1940)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Open education resource centers; fund established; pilot project. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges, in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to develop a competitive grant pilot program to provide grants to community colleges to establish open education resource centers in the Commonwealth. To qualify for a grant, community colleges shall be required to demonstrate a partnership with faculty or staff from at least one local school division and one institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Grants would be awarded on a competitive basis with guidelines established in the bill. The bill also establishes a fund authorizing both public and private contributions. The provisions of this bill would not become effective until either an appropriation of general funds effectuating the purposes of this bill is included in a general appropriations act passed by the 2009 or 2010 Session of the General Assembly, which becomes law, or funds from other private or public sources are deposited into the Open Education Resource Grant Fund by July 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/13/2009 Committee
  • 01/13/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095819868
  • 01/13/2009 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/19/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB1940)
  • 01/21/2009 Referred from Education
  • 01/21/2009 Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
  • 01/26/2009 Reported from Science and Technology (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/28/2009 Read first time
  • 01/29/2009 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/30/2009 Passed by for the day
  • 02/02/2009 Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2009 VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2009 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/12/2009 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2009 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/17/2009 Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2009 Read third time
  • 02/19/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2009 Enrolled
  • 02/24/2009 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1940ER)
  • 02/25/2009 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/27/2009 Signed by President
  • 03/03/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB1940ER)
  • 03/27/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 448 (effective 7/1/09)
  • 03/27/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 448 (effective -see bill)
  • 03/27/2009 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1173.