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 Council'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 »


01/29/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


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


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.

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