Higher educational institutions, four-year public; websites, consumer information. (HB1980)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Four-year public institutions of higher education; websites; consumer information. Requires each four-year public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to maintain on the home page of its website and annually update no later than September 1 a tab or link, or both, labeled "Consumer Information" that includes information related to undergraduate retention and graduation rates, tuition and mandatory student fee increases, the use of student fees, postsecondary education and employment, and the institution's finances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102770D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1980)
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104292D-H1
02/03/2015Read first time
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1980H1)
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104292D-H1
02/04/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1980H1
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
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1980ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1980ER)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1980ER)
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 325 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0325)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

"A tab"? We're going to write a particular user interface method into a law? Let's not.