Higher educational institutions, public; release of student transcripts. (HB1365)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk), Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle), Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; release of student transcripts. Requires each public institution of higher education to release an academic transcript directly to the employer or prospective employer of a student currently or formerly enrolled at such institution upon the request of the student. The bill also prohibits any public institution of higher education from conditioning the release of an academic transcript to a student currently or formerly enrolled at such institution on the payment of an outstanding debt if (i) such outstanding debt is less than $500, (ii) such outstanding debt is less than $1,000 and such currently or formerly enrolled student received a Federal Pell Grant at any time during his enrollment, or (iii) such currently or formerly enrolled student has enrolled in a repayment plan and has made at least three consecutive monthly payments on such outstanding debt. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2024Presented and ordered printed 24101946D
01/15/2024Referred to Committee on Education
02/01/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/04/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 1-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Education with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1365E
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24101946D-E
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Higher Education
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1365E)
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1365ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1365ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 750 (effective 7/1/24)

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