Higher educational institutions, public; disclosure of certain criminal convictions to applicants. (HB539)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; criminal history. Requires each public institution of higher education to include a disclosure to each applicant that certain criminal convictions may disqualify such applicant from pursuing his intended course of study or living in student housing, if applicable, and that applicants may contact the institution of higher education to learn more about which criminal convictions preclude individuals from pursuing certain courses of study or living in student housing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103671D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB539)
01/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/26/2022Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read first time
01/31/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2022Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/01/2022VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-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
02/24/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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