Higher educational institutions, public; disciplinary proceedings against enrolled students. (HB1831)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; enrolled students; disciplinary proceedings; due process. Establishes several requirements for formal and informal proceedings against any student enrolled at a public institution of higher education who is alleged to have violated a rule, policy, or code of student conduct adopted by the institution, including (i) requiring the institution to provide to the student written notice of (a) the specific rule, policy, or code of student conduct that the student is alleged to have violated and the facts upon which such allegation is based; (b) the time, place, and nature of the proceeding; and (c) the rules governing the proceeding and (ii) granting the student in any such proceeding the right to be present, be represented by legal counsel for the duration of the proceeding and any appeal of the decision or sanctions imposed in the proceeding, present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, make objections, and present arguments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101986D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1831)
02/05/2019Left in Education