Higher educational institutions, public; admissions applications criminal history questions. (HB1930)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute, from (i) utilizing an institution-specific admissions application that contains questions about the criminal history of the applicant or (ii) denying admission to any applicant on the basis of any criminal history information provided by the applicant on any third-party admissions application accepted by the institution. The bill permits each public institution of higher education to inquire into the criminal history of any individual who has been admitted to but has yet to enroll at the institution and withdraw an offer of admission to any individual whom the institution subsequently determines to have a criminal history that poses a threat to the institution's community. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100825D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2021Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed

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