Higher educational institutions, public; non-academic student codes of conduct. (HB104)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; non-academic student codes of conduct. Requires each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute, to adopt non-academic student codes of conduct. The bill mandates that students and student organizations that participate in the non-academic student codes of conduct process as a complainant or respondent shall have the responsibilities and rights afforded to them by the institution's codes of conduct and related policies and procedures. The bill states that the codes of conduct shall describe and define the responsibilities and rights of all enrolled students and student organizations and outline each step in the institution's procedures for responding to and resolving allegations of violations. The bill outlines procedures that the codes of conduct shall include when an accused student or student organization faces the potential sanctions of suspension or expulsion. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101484D
12/12/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB104E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20101484D-E
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (86-Y 12-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB104E)
02/14/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB104ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB104ER)
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/06/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 473 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 20 seconds.