Virginia Community College System; changes to ensure a standard quality of education. (HB919)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; course credit. Makes several changes relating to course credit at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, including requiring (i) the Virginia Community College System to develop a 15-credit-hour Passport Program and a 30-credit-hour Uniform Certificate of General Studies Program to be offered at each comprehensive community college and for which courses are transferable, except in certain circumstances, to each baccalaureate public institution of higher education and (ii) each baccalaureate public institution of higher education to develop pathway maps that clearly set forth the courses that a student at a comprehensive community college is encouraged to complete prior to transferring to the baccalaureate institution. This bill is identical to SB 631. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101739D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB919)
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB919E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18101739D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB919E)
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107784D-S1
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107784D-S1
03/06/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/06/2018Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB919S1
03/06/2018Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 18107784D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB919ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB919ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/09/2018Governor's substitute printed 18108369D-H1
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB919ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 832 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)