Grant program; modifies eligibility of certain foster care and special needs adoption students. (SB1049)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


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


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098122352
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1049)
01/29/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1049E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 098122352-E
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1049E)
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2009Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2009Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
02/23/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/23/2009Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1049ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1049ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)