Higher Education Advisory Committee; higher education funding, report. (HB2246)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher Education Advisory Committee; higher education funding. Requires the Higher Education Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to (i) develop a methodology by which to rate the performance of each public institution of higher education and (ii) review and make recommendations for changes to existing funding methodology and targeted financial incentives. The bill requires the Advisory Committee to consult with national and state policy experts and institutional innovators in other states and consider trends in the implementation of various performance-based funding models, accounting for institutional differences. The Advisory Committee's recommendations shall be designed to achieve increased degree and credential attainment within high-demand fields, reduction of average time-to-degree, improved affordability for Virginia students and families, reduction of debt of former students and graduates, and improved graduate employment outcomes. The bill requires that such recommendations be designed to result in a funding methodology and targeted financial incentives that allocate at least 80 percent of state appropriations for public higher education according to a set of certain performance metrics. Such recommendations are required to be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor no later than the first day of the regular session of the General Assembly in 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103306D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/14/2019Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2246)
02/05/2019Left in Appropriations