Higher educational institutions; admission of students domiciled in Virginia. (HB28)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; admission of students domiciled in Virginia. Provides that the board of visitors or other governing body of each public institution of higher education, except for the Virginia Military Institute, Norfolk State University, and Virginia State University, must establish rules and regulations requiring that by the start of the 2019-2020 academic year at least 75 percent of students admitted and enrolled at the institution are domiciled in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/27/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100891D
11/27/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB28)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB28)
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Education


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill gets introduced one or more times every year. Every year the public universities point out that they get a teeny-tiny percentage of their funding from the state (UVA, for instance, gets about 6% of their funding form the state), and that if the General Assembly wants to control their admissions practices, maybe they should fund them better. The universities also point out that they can charge out-of-state students a lot more, and they have to accept more out-of-state students as the legislature cuts their funding, because otherwise they wouldn't have enough money to pay their bills.

So, we're going to do that again now.