Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and fee increases, public comment. (HB2173)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; public comment. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to establish policies for the public to comment directly during a meeting of such governing board in a live, real-time setting on any proposed increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees within the 30-day period prior to any vote on such increase. The bill permits such policies to include (i) reasonable limits on an individual public comment and total time reserved for public comment and (ii) additional electronic means for the public to communicate with such governing board. Read the Bill »


02/15/2019: Passed the Senate


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101632D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019Reported from Education with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read first time
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2173E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19101632D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Committee substitute printed 19106559D-S1
02/07/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106559D-S1
02/15/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2173S1
02/15/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106559D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Miyares, Landes, Bulova
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Petersen, Norment, Newman

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