Higher educational institutions, public; general education course credit, dual enrollment courses. (HB1662)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from co-patron Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; course credit; dual enrollment courses. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in consultation with the governing board of each public institution of higher education, to establish a policy for granting undergraduate course credit to any entering freshman student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course at a comprehensive community college pursuant to an agreement for postsecondary degree attainment. The bill requires SCHEV and each public institution of higher education to make the policy available to the public on their websites. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101319D
01/05/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1662)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1662)
01/30/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed 17104387D-H1
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Passed by until Monday, February 6, 2017
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104387D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1662H1
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
02/09/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1662H1)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1662ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1662ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 316 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0316)


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 45 seconds.