Higher educational institutions; alternative tuition or fee structures to students, report. (HB961)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Four-year public institutions of higher education; alternative tuition or fee structures. Permits each public institution of higher education to offer alternative tuition or fee structures to students. The bill provides that if a public institution of higher education, with the approval of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), offers alternative tuition or fee structures, including discounted tuition, four-year flat tuition rates, discounted student fees, or student fee and student services flexibility, to any Virginia-domiciled, first-time, incoming freshman undergraduate student who enrolls full time with the intent to earn a degree in a program that leads to employment in a high-demand field in the region, according to guidelines established by the Council, each student who receives the benefits of such an alternative tuition or fee structure shall count one and a half times for the purpose of (i) targeted economic and innovation incentives to increase degree completion in a timely or expedited manner, (ii) the base adequacy funding guidelines adopted and periodically updated by the Joint Subcommittee Studying Higher Education Funding Policies, or (iii) biennial assessments of institutional performance as set forth in Part 4 of the general appropriation act and consistent with 23-9.6:1.01. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100965D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Higher Education
01/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB961)
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB961)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105107D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105107D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB961H1
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
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB961H1)
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed by for the day
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Floor substitute printed 16106104D-S1 (Norment)
03/04/2016Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2016Substitute by Senator Norment agreed to 16106104D-S1
03/04/2016Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB961S1
03/04/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Placed on Calendar
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB961S1)
03/08/2016Senate substitute agreed to by House 16106104D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2016Enrolled
03/09/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB961ER)
03/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB961ER)
03/09/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/16)
03/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

WILLIAM.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 180 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: AND PASS IT BYE FOR THE DAY. AND BYE FOR THE DAY. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, HOUSE BILL 961. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. I RESPECTFULLY MOVE WE WAIVE THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENT AND ACCEPT THE SUBSTITUTE, SIR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENT BE WAIVED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE READING OF THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE IS WAIVED. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY. I NOW YIELD TO THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON, SENATOR CARRICO.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING TO THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE HOW PERMITS EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TUITION OR FEE STRUCTURE FOR STUDENTS AT A LOWER COST OF THEIR ATTENDANCE. IT ELIMINATES THE PROVISION THAT OFFERED SPECIFIC FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES REGARDING ALTERNATIVE TUITION, FEE STRUCTURES WHICH BECAME THE ISSUE BEFORE THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE WAS OFFERED. THE SUBSTITUTE HAS THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND BENEFITS THAT MIGHT BE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. THIS GIVES A PATHWAY FOR THOSE THAT KNOW WHAT THEIR MAJOR IS GOING TO BE, TO GET THERE IN A FOUR-YEAR PLAN AND WITH A LOWER TUITION STRUCTURE, AND THE COUNCIL SHALL REPORT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF COMPETITIVENESS IN VIRGINIA FOR HAIR EDUCATION NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2016. AND I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THIS BODY TO ADOPT THE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED THE AYES HAVE IT. TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE HOUSE BILLS PASS EN BLOC. THAT IS.