Higher educational institutions; sexual violence policies, immunity from disciplinary action. (HB913)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Institutions of higher education; sexual violence policies; immunity from disciplinary action; certain students who make reports. Requires the governing board of each nonprofit private institution of higher education and each public institution of higher education except the Virginia Military Institute to include as part of its policy, code, rules, or set of standards governing sexual violence a provision for immunity from disciplinary action based on personal consumption of drugs or alcohol where such disclosure is made in conjunction with a good faith report of an act of sexual violence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103133D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20106598D-H1
01/27/2020Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB913H1)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106598D-H1
01/30/2020Amendment by Delegate Helmer agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB913EH1
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20106598D-EH1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (92-Y 6-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB913EH1)
02/14/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108768D-S1
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108768D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB913S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108768D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate insisted on substitute (36-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: Helmer, Hudson, Collins
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Petersen, Locke, Lewis
03/04/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/04/2020Conference substitute printed 20109551D-H2
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 2-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (92-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB913ER)
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
03/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB913ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1041 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1041)