Postsecondary schools; distance learning, certification and reciprocity, effective date. (HB457)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Degree-granting postsecondary schools; distance learning reciprocity agreements; consumer protection. Requires any degree-granting postsecondary school providing distance learning to residents of the Commonwealth from a location outside of the Commonwealth to be certified to operate in the Commonwealth or be a participant in any interstate reciprocity agreement to which the Commonwealth belongs, in accordance with the State Council of Higher Education's authority under relevant law, for the purpose of consumer protection. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103280D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106010D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106010D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB457H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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 (HB457ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB457ER)
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
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 380 (effective 7/1/22)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)


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.