Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and fee increases, notice and public comment. (HB1473)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), and Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; notice and public comment. Prohibits the governing board of each public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without providing students, certain parents, and the public notice of and an opportunity to provide public comment at a board meeting in advance of any vote on such an increase. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/17/2018 Committee
  • 01/17/2018 Presented and ordered printed 18104172D
  • 01/17/2018 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/22/2018 Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
  • 01/23/2018 Impact statement from DPB (HB1473)
  • 01/29/2018 Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
  • 01/31/2018 Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2018 Committee substitute printed 18106473D-H1
  • 02/02/2018 Read first time
  • 02/05/2018 Read second time
  • 02/05/2018 Committee substitute agreed to 18106473D-H1
  • 02/05/2018 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1473H1
  • 02/05/2018 Impact statement from DPB (HB1473H1)
  • 02/06/2018 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2018 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2018 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/07/2018 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/15/2018 Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2018 Committee substitute printed 18107244D-S1
  • 02/15/2018 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/19/2018 Impact statement from DPB (HB1473S1)
  • 02/20/2018 Passed by indefinitely in Finance (6-Y 4-N)


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 3 minutes.

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