Higher educational institutions, public; in-state tuition, refugees. (HB1179)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; in-state tuition; refugees and individuals with certain Special Immigrant Visas. Provides that an individual is eligible for in-state tuition charges regardless of domicile if he is admitted to the United States as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 within the previous two calendar years or received a Special Immigrant Visa that has been granted a status under P.L. 110-181 § 1244, P.L. 109-163 § 1059, or P.L. 111-8 § 602 within the previous two calendar years, and upon entering the United States, the individual resided in the Commonwealth and continues to reside in the Commonwealth as a refugee or pursuant to such Special Immigrant Visa. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101908D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1179)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106232D-H1
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106232D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1179H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1179ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1179ER)
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)

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