Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011; established, report. (HB2510)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011.  Establishes the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011 for the purpose of fueling strong economic growth in the Commonwealth and preparing Virginians for the top job opportunities in the knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. The bill provides for (i) a new higher education funding policy; (ii) the calculation of the state general fund share of an institution's basic operations and instruction funding need; (iii) per student enrollment-based funding; (iv) targeted economic and innovation incentives; (v) the creation of a Higher Education Revenue Stabilization Fund as a subfund of the Revenue Stabilization Fund; (vi) the creation of a STEM Public-Private Partnership; and (vii) the creation of a Higher Education Advisory Committee. The bill also makes technical amendments.  This bill is a recommendation of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Amends § 23-38.87:10, § 23-38.87:21, § 23-38.88, § 23-38.90, § 23-38.91, § 23-38.93, § 23-9.2:3.02, § 23-9.6:1, § 23-9.6:1.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/21/2011 Presented and ordered printed 11104195D
  • 01/21/2011 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/24/2011 Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
  • 01/26/2011 Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2011 Committee substitute printed 11104592D-H1
  • 01/28/2011 Read first time
  • 01/31/2011 Read second time
  • 01/31/2011 Committee substitute agreed to 11104592D-H1
  • 01/31/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/01/2011 Read second time
  • 02/01/2011 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2510H1
  • 02/01/2011 Impact statement from DPB (HB2510H1)
  • 02/02/2011 Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2011 VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2011 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/10/2011 Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2011 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/16/2011 Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2011 Committee substitute printed 11105404D-S1
  • 02/17/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2011 Read third time
  • 02/18/2011 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/18/2011 Committee substitute agreed to 11105404D-S1
  • 02/18/2011 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2510S1
  • 02/18/2011 Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/22/2011 Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105404D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
  • 02/22/2011 VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/03/2011 Enrolled
  • 03/03/2011 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2510ER)
  • 03/03/2011 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/04/2011 Signed by President
  • 03/09/2011 Impact statement from DPB (HB2510ER)
  • 03/26/2011 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 04/05/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/06/2011 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
  • 04/06/2011 VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/06/2011 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/06/2011 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/06/2011 Reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Reenrolled bill text (HB2510ER2)
  • 04/06/2011 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Enacted, Chapter 828 (effective 7/1/11)
  • 04/06/2011 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)


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 16 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1459.