State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training. (SB1335)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to adopt, no later than December 31, 2015, a policy for the award of academic credit to any student enrolled at a comprehensive community college who has successfully completed a military training course or program as part of his military service that is applicable to the student's certificate of degree requirements and is recommended for academic credit by a national higher education association that provides academic credit recommendations for military training courses or programs, noted on the student's military transcript issued by any of the armed forces of the United States, or otherwise documented in writing by any of the armed forces of the United States. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103726D
01/16/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1335)
01/22/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Committee substitute printed 15104119D-S1
01/22/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2015Incorporates SB992
01/23/2015Incorporates SB1322
01/28/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read second time
01/30/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104119D-S1
01/30/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1335S1
02/02/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1335S1)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2015Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1335ER)
02/17/2015Signed 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 (SB1335ER)
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 581 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0581)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 55 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2132, SB1322, SB992 and HB2354.