Postsecondary schools; enrollment agreements, disputes, arbitration. (HB375)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Postsecondary schools; enrollment agreements; disputes; arbitration. Prohibits any postsecondary school that is required to be certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from conditioning the enrollment of a student on (i) entering into an agreement that requires the student to arbitrate any dispute between the student and the school, regardless of whether the agreement permits the student to opt out of the requirement to arbitrate any such dispute in the future; or (ii) entering into an agreement that requires the student to resolve a dispute on an individual basis and waive the right to class or group actions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100303D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB375)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20106665D-H1
01/27/2020Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106665D-H1
01/30/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB375H1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (75-Y 23-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (75-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2020Passed Senate with amendments (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2020House acceded to request
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Willett, Keam, Collins
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Hashmi, Locke, Suetterlein
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (63-Y 36-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (63-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report rejected by Senate (9-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020House requested second conference committee
03/07/2020Senate requested second conference committee (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2020Senators: Hasmi, Locke, Suetterlein
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by House
03/07/2020Delegates: Willett, Keam, Collins
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (61-Y 34-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (61-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB375ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB375ER)
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1135 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1135)


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 30 seconds.


Jay S., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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