Victims of human trafficking; eligibility for in-state tuition. (HB526)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victims of human trafficking; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that a non-Virginia student who is currently present in the Commonwealth as a result of being a victim of human trafficking, defined in the bill, is eligible for in-state tuition. The bill provides that a person may be a victim of human trafficking regardless of whether any person has been charged with or convicted of any offense and that eligibility for in-state tuition may be proved by a certification of such status as a victim of human trafficking by a federal, state, or local agency or not-for-profit agency, one of whose primary missions is to provide services to victims of human trafficking. The bill also requires public institutions of higher education to automatically record such a student as opting out of making any directory or educational information available to the public unless the student voluntarily and affirmatively chooses to opt in to allowing such directory or educational information to be made available. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100933D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB526)
01/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/26/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read first time
01/28/2022Read first times0412
01/31/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB526ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB526ER)
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022Motion to pass by Governor's recommendation agree to
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 795 (effective 7/1/22)
05/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)