Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; changes to Program, Commonwealth Award grants. (HB2427)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; grants. Makes several changes to the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (Program),including adding requirements that (i) each student eligible for the Program receive a grant from the institution's appropriations for undergraduate student financial assistance before grants are awarded to students with equivalent remaining need,(ii) each eligible student receive a Program grant in an amount greater than other grants awarded to students with equivalent remaining need, (iii) each eligible student receive a Program grant in an amount greater than the grant of each eligible student with equivalent remaining need in the next-lowest class level, and (iv) each Program grant be determined by a proportionate award schedule adopted by each institution and vary according to each student's remaining need and the total of tuition, fees, and other necessary charges, including books. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104206D
01/19/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2017Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2427)
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17104960D-H1
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104960D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2427H1
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 Finance
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2427H1)
02/14/2017Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2427ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 325 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0325)


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 1 minute.