Higher educational institutions; additional financial and administrative authority. (HB1895)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional financial and administrative authority for certain public institutions of higher education. Permits the board of visitors or other governing body of any public institution of higher education that has entered into and successfully renewed a memorandum of understanding with the appropriate Cabinet Secretary or Secretaries to exercise, with some variation, (i) additional authority in the functional areas of information technology, procurement, and capital projects and (ii) the financial operational authority of covered institutions that have entered into management agreements. Under current law, such boards of visitors and governing bodies are limited to exercising authority in two of the three functional areas of information technology, procurement, and capital projects. The bill also describes the conditions for renewal and revocation of such authority and requires the accounts of each institution granted such authority to be audited by the Auditor of Public Accounts. Read the Bill »


02/23/2015: Passed the Senate


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101164D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2015Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/19/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2015Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Read first time
01/22/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/23/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1895)
02/18/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Committee substitute printed 15105239D-S1
02/19/2015Passed by for the day (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105239D-S1
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1895S1
02/23/2015Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105239D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Cox, Jones, Joannou
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Martin, Dance, Norment
02/27/2015No further action taken
02/27/2015Failed to pass in House


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 3 minutes.