Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; eligibility criteria. (HB133)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; amount of award and eligibility criteria. Increases from $8,000 to $12,000 the maximum Expected Family Contribution, as calculated by the federal government using the family's financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), for a student to be eligible for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program. The bill permits a student to enroll in a four-year institution by the spring following the award of an associate's degree and remain eligible for a grant under the program. Current law requires a student to enroll in a four-year institution by the following fall to be eligible. The bill also provides that the amount of each award will be determined in the appropriation act. Under current law, each award is fixed at $1,000 per student per year. Amends § 23-38.10:10, § 23-38.10:11, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/18/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101459D
12/18/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB133)
01/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14103937D-H1
01/21/2014Read first time
01/22/2014Read second time
01/22/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103937D-H1
01/22/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB133H1
01/23/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB133)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB133H1)
02/20/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/26/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Committee substitute printed 14105275D-S1
02/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB133S1)
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105275D-S1
02/28/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB133S1
02/28/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Placed on Calendar
03/04/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105275D-S1 (15-Y 85-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: REJECTED (15-Y 85-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Cole, Greason, Joannou
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Hanger, Lucas, Colgan
03/08/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB133ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB133ER)
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House rejected Governor's recommendation (31-Y 65-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: REJECTED (31-Y 65-N)
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
05/23/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 806 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.