Higher educational institutions, private; certification. (SB460)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private institutions of higher education; certification. Increases, from 10 to 20, the number of years a private institution is required to have maintained a main or branch campus continuously in the Commonwealth under their current ownership and has been continuously approved or authorized to confer or grant academic or professional degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, by the Board of Education, or by an act of the General Assembly in order to be exempt from the requirement to obtain another certification from the Council. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102033D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB460)
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB460)
01/30/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104047D-S1
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104047D-S1
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB460S1
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/07/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB460S1)
02/25/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed House (92-Y 6-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB460ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB460ER)
03/08/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0629)


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 25 seconds.