Tuition Assistance Grant Program; amends criteria for higher educational institutions. (SB1439)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


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


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104198D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2011Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/01/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1439)
02/03/2011Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Committee substitute printed 11104733D-S1
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104733D-S1
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1439S1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2011Assigned Education sub: #4 Higher Education and Arts
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1439S1)
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
02/21/2011Reported from Education with amendments (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Read second time
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Committee amendment #1 agreed to
02/23/2011Pending question ordered
02/23/2011Committee amendment #2 rejected
02/23/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2011Passed House with amendment (93-Y 4-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Passed by temporarily
02/24/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1439ER)
03/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1439ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 421 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 19 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1960.