Tuition, in-state; eligibility of certain individuals who have applied for asylum. (HB1191)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Eligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for asylum. Declares eligible for in-state tuition any individual who (i) attended a public or private high school in the Commonwealth for at least three years; (ii) graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or passed a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education; (iii) registers as an entering student at or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education; (iv) provides an affidavit to the public institution of higher education at which he has registered as an entering student or is enrolled stating that he has filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services an application for asylum; and (v) submits evidence to the institution at which he has registered as an entering student or is enrolled that he, or in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis, has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least three years prior to the date of registration as an entering student or enrollment. The bill provides that any such individual shall remain eligible for in-state tuition for as long as he maintains continuous enrollment in the public institution of higher education and his application for asylum has not been denied. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102756D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1191)
02/13/2018Left in Rules

Comments

ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would make actual residents of Virginia who graduate from Virginia schools and pay taxes eligible for in-state tuition regardless of immigration status.