Thoms Nelson Community College; creates pilot program for certain high school seniors. (SB255)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


SCHEV; pilot program for high school seniors.  Requires the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia to create a pilot program to allow certain high school seniors to enroll in Thomas Nelson Community College full-time. Tuition and fees would be paid as follows: one-third by the student, one-third by the local school division the student had attended immediately preceding the program, and one-third to be waived by the community college; however, tuition for any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course, as defined by the Council, would be waived. In order to be eligible for this program, a student would need to have earned all credits required for a standard or advanced high school diploma by the end of the first semester of his senior year of high school. The provisions of the act would expire July 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101751D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB255)
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB255)
01/23/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104777D-S1
02/02/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104777D-S1
02/14/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB255ES1
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Printed as engrossed 12104777D-ES1
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB255ES1)
03/05/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


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 24 seconds.