Tuition Assistance Grant Program; amends criteria to be eligible to receive tuition assistance. (HB1960)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tuition Assistance Grant Program.  Amends the criteria for institutions of higher education to be eligible to receive tuition assistance on behalf of eligible students. For an institution to be eligible, the institution must have either been receiving such funds as of January 1, 2011, or be a private, nationally recognized, regionally accredited, and nonprofit institution of collegiate education that is formed, chartered, or established within the Commonwealth. The bill requires the State Council of Higher Education to keep a current, and periodically updated, list of such institutions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103356D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2011Assigned Education sub: #4 Higher Education and Arts
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1960)
02/02/2011Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104609D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104609D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1960H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House (94-Y 5-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1960H1)
02/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1960H1)
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2011Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Placed on Calendar
02/23/2011Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 96-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2011House acceded to request
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Rust, Lingamfelter, McClellan
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: Herring, Locke, Ruff
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 8-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1960ER)
03/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1960ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 419 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0419)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1439.