Higher educational institutions; course credit for military service. (HB195)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; course credit for military experience.  Requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education to implement policies that award academic credit to students for educational experience gained from military service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102512D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB195)
01/23/2012Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Read first time
01/25/2012Read second time
01/25/2012Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB195E
01/25/2012Printed as engrossed 12102512D-E
01/26/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/26/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/26/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB195E)
02/16/2012Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB195ER)
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB195ER)
03/08/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 167 (effective 7/1/12)
03/08/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0167)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.