Higher educational institutions; students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior, policies. (HB1715)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior; parental notification. Requires the board of visitors or other governing body of every public institution of higher education to establish policies and procedures that (i)(a) set forth the circumstances under which the parents of students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior shall be immediately notified and (b) require the institution to record its reasons when it determines not to immediately notify the parents of students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior under such circumstances, except in certain cases involving parent notification when a student has received mental health treatment at the institution's student health or counseling center, and (ii) advise students, faculty, and staff, including residence hall staff, of the proper procedures for notifying the threat assessment team when a student has exhibited suicidal tendencies or behavior.


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102194D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1715)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104567D-H1
02/03/2015Read first time
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104567D-H1
02/04/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1715H1
02/05/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1715H1)
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15105247D-S1
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105247D-S1
02/23/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/23/2015Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
02/23/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1715S1
02/23/2015Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate substitute with amendments agreed to by House 15105247D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1715ER)
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
03/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1715ER)
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)


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 1 minute.