Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; tuition and fee waivers. (SB768)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program. Amends the definition of "qualified survivors and dependents" under the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to include that a child who is a stepchild of a deceased military service member shall receive all Program benefits if the military service member claimed the stepchild on his tax return or on his Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System while serving on active duty. The bill also provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services may consider the domicile or physical presence requirements with reference to the surviving spouse or surviving student, as applicable, for qualified survivors and dependents to be eligible for a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees if such requirements are not met because the military service member or surviving spouse dies after having established physical presence within the Commonwealth but before such requirements can be met. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104975D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/31/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22105570D-S1
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB768S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105570D-S1
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB768S1
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Placed on Calendar
02/18/2022Read first time
02/18/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/23/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/25/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22107073D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107073D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB768H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Title replaced 22107073D-H1
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB768ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB768ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 442 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0442)

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