Educational Institutions; revising and recodifying laws. (HB209)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Revision of Title 23, Educational Institutions. Creates proposed Title 23.1 (Institutions of Higher Education; Other Educational and Cultural Institutions) as a revision of existing Title 23 (Educational Institutions). Proposed Title 23.1 consists of 32 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (General Provisions); Subtitle II (Students and Campus); Subtitle III (Management and Financing); Subtitle IV (Public Institutions of Higher Education); and Subtitle V (Other Educational and Cultural Institutions). The bill organizes the laws in a more logical manner, removes obsolete and duplicative provisions, and improves the structure and clarity of statutes pertaining to institutions of higher education and other educational and cultural institutions in the Commonwealth. The bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission and has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


04/01/2016: signed by governor


12/28/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100365D
12/28/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Higher Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Higher Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB209)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB209E
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16100365D-E
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB209E)
03/03/2016Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB209ER)
03/11/2016Signed by Speaker
03/11/2016Signed by President
03/14/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB209ER)
03/16/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/16/16
03/16/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 10/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)