Higher educational institutions, public; notice to students, SNAP benefits. (HB582)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from 20 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights), A.C. Cordoza, Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; notice to students; SNAP benefits. Requires each public institution of higher education to ensure that all students have access to accurate information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including eligibility and how to apply. The bill also directs each institution to advertise the application and process for applying for SNAP prominently on the institution's website and in orientation materials that are distributed to each new student. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103841D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB582)
01/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/26/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read first time
01/31/2022Read second time
01/31/2022Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB582E
01/31/2022Printed as engrossed 22103841D-E
02/01/2022Read third time and passed House (79-Y 18-N)
02/01/2022VOTE: Passage (79-Y 18-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 (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB582E)
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 (HB582ER)
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 (HB582ER)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 483 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)

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