Higher educational institutions; establishment of substance abuse recovery housing program. (HB1447)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; student housing; substance abuse recovery housing program. Requires, by July 1, 2021, certain baccalaureate public institutions of higher education to establish a substance abuse recovery housing program to provide recovering students with a substance-free dormitory environment and appropriate support services. The bill allows participating institutions to designate a portion of a dormitory, and states that no participating institution shall be required to designate an entire dormitory, for such program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/01/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100569D
12/01/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1447)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Education