Higher educational institutions; eligibility for in-state tuition, exception for certain students. (HB1547)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from 37 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public institutions of higher education; exemption from out-of-state tuition rates. Permits an individual to be exempt from paying out-of-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth if he: (i) attended high school for at least two years in the Commonwealth and either (a) graduated on or after July 1, 2008, from a public or private high school or program of home instruction in the Commonwealth or (b) passed on or after July 1, 2008, a high school equivalency examination approved by the Secretary of Education and (ii) registers as an entering student or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. The bill provides that this exemption shall be available to students who meet the criteria regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, except that students with currently valid visas issued under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(F), 1101(a)(15)(H)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(J) (including only students or trainees), or 1101(a)(15)(M) are not eligible. The bill provides that information obtained in the implementation of the foregoing provisions shall be used or disclosed to individuals other than the student only for purposes of determining in-state tuition eligibility. This bill incorporates HB 1138. Read the Bill »

Status

02/26/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/10/2020Committee
01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105441D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1547)
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106046D-H1
02/03/2020Incorporates HB1138 (Keam)
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N)
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1547H1)
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106046D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1547H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/25/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20109044D-S1
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109044D-S1
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1547S1
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109044D-S1 (52-Y 42-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB935.

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