Students; eligibility for in-state tuition. (HB2123)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs. Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded the same educational benefits, including financial assistance programs administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia the State Board for Community Colleges, or a public institution of higher education, as any other individual who is eligible for in-state tuition. The bill directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in coordination with institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. The bill has a delayed effective date of August 1, 2022, and is identical to SB 1387. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102859D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2021Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2123)
01/25/2021Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103245D-H1
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2021Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2123H1)
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103245D-H1
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2123H1
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred 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)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed Senate (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2123ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2123ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 107 (effective 8/1/22)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)