Higher educational institutions, public; governing boards, educational programs. (HB611)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; governing boards; educational programs. Requires all members of governing boards of public institutions of higher education to participate in educational programs designed to address the role, duties, and responsibilities of the governing boards at least once within the first two years of membership and at least once within every two years of membership thereafter. Under current law, new members are required to participate in such programs at least once during their first two years of membership. The bill directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to develop educational materials for board members with more than two years of service on a governing board and develop criteria by which such members shall demonstrate compliance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102560D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB611)
01/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20106389D-H1
01/27/2020Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106389D-H1
01/30/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB611H1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/17/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/2020Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB611ER)
02/21/2020Signed by Speaker
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB611ER)
02/24/2020Signed by President
02/26/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
02/26/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 156 (effective 7/1/20)
03/04/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0156)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB897.

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