VPI & SU and Virginia State University; purpose and courses of study. (HB1569)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Virginia State University; purpose and courses of study.Provides that in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life and to fulfill the purposes of the federal Morrill Land-Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Virginia State University shall include agriculture, business, education, engineering, the liberal arts and sciences, and military science and embrace and prioritize such courses of study as relate to agriculture and the mechanic arts without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactics. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101564D
01/02/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104738D-H1
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1569H1)
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104738D-H1
01/27/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1569H1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1569ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1569ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 229 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)