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


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104172D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1473)
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106473D-H1
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106473D-H1
02/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1473H1
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1473H1)
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107244D-S1
02/15/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1473S1)
02/20/2018Passed by indefinitely in Finance (6-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Reconsidered by Finance
02/21/2018Passed by indefinitely in Finance (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


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.