Higher educational institutions, baccalaureate public; enrollment of non-Virginia students. (HB1410)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain educational institutions; designation of governing boards; financial assistance; enrollment. Renames as boards of trustees the boards of visitors of certain educational institutions in the Commonwealth, including baccalaureate public institutions of higher education. The bill prohibits public institutions of higher education from using (i) tuition revenue from any Virginia student to provide financial assistance to any Virginia student or non-Virginia student and (ii) more than five percent of tuition revenue from non-Virginia students to provide financial assistance to non-Virginia students. The bill also requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education, except the Virginia Military Institute, Norfolk State University, and Virginia State University, to ensure that at least 75 percent of the undergraduate students enrolled at the institution have established domicile in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the governing boards of public institutions that do not meet such 75 percent threshold to submit to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia a plan to incrementally increase enrolled undergraduate Virginia students each academic year to ensure compliance no later than the 2020-2021 academic year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100269D
10/06/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/25/2017Referred from Education
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17104912D-H1
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1410)
02/03/2017Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/03/2017Rereferred to Appropriations
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Committee substitute printed 17105197D-H2
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Committee substitute rejected 17104912D-H1
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105197D-H2
02/06/2017Incorporates HB1887 (Hugo)
02/06/2017Incorporates HB1886 (Hugo)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Appropriations Committee substitute rejected 17104912D-H1
02/06/2017Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 17105197D-H2
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1410H2
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1410H2)
02/16/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


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 13 minutes.


Alex writes:

I went to the University of Virginia as an out of state student. It was the most formative years of my life and prepared me for the career I've had for the past two years. I probably would not have attended UVa if this bill was passed, would not have met the friends I have, would not have entered the industry I'm in (it wasn't offered at my next choice). Now I'm a tax-paying politically-active constituent of Virginia, choosing to remain in this state because of my experiences there. This bill will harm students like me and low-income residents of Virginia and is an idiotic way to punish our public universities.

JB writes:

Alex - I'm glad you enjoyed your time at UVA- I did too. If the # of spots at UVA were not so limited, there were not be a discussion on this. But it is and so the question being raised is who should get priority? Qualified in-state students or qualified out-of-state students? sorry - I'm in state and would like for overachieving NOVA students to get a chance to go to their own VA school vs. sending them off somewhere out of state and paying those rates to get an equal education. The bill is also calling for forbidding higher tuition rates imposed on some to pay for others, and that also seems fair. If families want to make a contribution to help others, they can do so, but if the tuition is raised by some amount to pay for others, don't the ones paying for the others have a right not to do so? Maybe they don't quite qualify for assistance or are not granted aid, but it's still tough for them to pay it. People tell me the in-state tuition for VA students does not go towards other in-state students needing assistance, but if that were true, wondering why the legislators are including that term? Again, glad you had a great experience. How would it harm you I'm wondering? Is it because you had financial assistance out-of-state and think it would go away if this were instituted? Or, because you think you would not have gotten in because the slot would have gone to a VA student? The bill allows up to 25% out-of-state, so still 1 in 4 would be out-of-state.