Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of; elimination of certain duties and programs. (SB244)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; elimination of certain duties and programs. Eliminates theduty of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to (i) develop policies and procedures for disclosing certain information to students on student lending practices; (ii) develop, in collaboration with public institutions of higher education and the Department of Health, education programs for college students on the etiology, effects, and prevention of infection with human immunodeficiency virus; and (iii) establish institutes that provide in-service training on the effective use of technology to teachers, administrators, and librarians. The bill transfers the administration of the Virginia Vocational Incentive Scholarship Program for Shipyard Workers and the companion Fund from SCHEV to Tidewater Community College and specifies that shipyard workers enrolled in a certain apprenticeship program are eligible for such program and fund. The bill abolishes the Virginia Graduate and Undergraduate Assistance Program, the College Scholarship Assistance Program, and the Virginia College Savings Program. Finally, the bill relocates a traineeship program administered by the Board of Education from Title 23 to Title 22.1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101997D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB244)
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/20/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB244E
01/20/2014Printed as engrossed 14101997D-E
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB244)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB244E)
02/07/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/25/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB244ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB244ER)
03/08/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 484 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)


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 50 seconds.