Higher educational institutions, public; debt collection, transcripts and diplomas. (HB732)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; debt collection; transcripts and diplomas. Prohibits public institutions of higher education from (i) refusing to provide a transcript or diploma for a current or former student on the grounds that the student owes a debt; (ii) conditioning the provision of a transcript or diploma for a current or former student on the payment of a debt, other than a fee charged to provide the transcript or diploma; (iii) charging a higher fee to a current or former student for obtaining a transcript or diploma, or providing less favorable treatment of a transcript or diploma request because a current or former student owes a debt; or (iv) using transcript or diploma issuance as a tool for debt collection. The bill states that any violation of these provisions constitutes a prohibited practice and is subject to any and all of the enforcement provisions of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102467D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB732)
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/07/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105040D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations