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

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


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 and a law school of a public institution of higher education that is accredited by the American Bar Association, 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 »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


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
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1930)
01/25/2021Reported from Education (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2021Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)
01/28/2021VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/15/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendment (8-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2021Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 18-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate amendment agreed to by House (55-Y 42-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 42-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1930ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1930ER)
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 440 (effective 1/1/22)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)