Higher educational institutions; at least 80% of transfer students admitted be Virginia domiciles. (HB2324)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal) with support from co-patron Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Admission of in-state students at public institutions of higher education. Provides that the board of visitors or other governing body of each public institution of higher education must establish rules and regulations requiring that, beginning with the transfer students for the fall of 2010, at least 80 percent of transfer students admitted to the institution be Virginia domiciles. State funds must be withheld from any institution that does not fulfill the 80 percent requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098594420
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2324)
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB2475 by voice vote
02/04/2009Referred from Education
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2009Left in Appropriations


Carson writes:

As a Virginia community college graduate who transfered into a Virginia state school you would think I would be in support of this bill. But, if someone from out of state wants to attend and is more qualified, should we not admit them to hit this 80% rule? I like the idea of bright people from out of state being able to transfer into our schools so I'm not sure I like this bill.