Va. Debt Collection Act; public higher educational institutions, payment of student debt. (HB339)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), and Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Debt Collection Act; public institutions of higher education. Requires a public institution of higher education to provide a debtor who is currently enrolled in such institution the option to pay his debt in periodic payments over the course of the term or semester in which the account became past due or, at the discretion of such institution, over a longer period, provided that such periodic payments are promptly paid until the account is satisfied. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100867D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB339)
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
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 Finance
02/21/2018Reported from Finance (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Passed by for the day
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB339ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB339ER)
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)