Virginia Information Technologies; contracts for private educational institutions. (HB1661)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Information Technologies Agency; private institutions of higher education. Directs the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to allow private institutions of higher education that are chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821, have owned and operated since 1991 a campus with a significant presence in the Commonwealth, and are granted tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to purchase directly from contracts established for state agencies and public bodies by VITA. Under current law, such institutions must be chartered in Virginia in order to purchase directly from contracts established for state agencies and public bodies by VITA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102561D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1661)
01/26/2015Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Committee substitute printed 15104062D-H1
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1661H1)
01/27/2015Read first time
01/28/2015Read second time
01/28/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104062D-H1
01/28/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1661H1
01/29/2015Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1661ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1661ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 462 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)


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 35 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

For the curious, this bill is referring to George Washington University.