Higher education; in-state tuition. (SB985)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition or instructional fees for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds the annual percentage increase, as determined by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in the Average Consumer Price Index for all items, all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, from January 1 through December 31 of the year immediately preceding the affected year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102858D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2017Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB985)
01/25/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)