Higher educational institutions, public; student identification cards, emergency services website. (HB163)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; student identification cards; emergency services website page and telephone numbers. Requires each public institution of higher education to maintain and annually update as necessary to ensure accuracy and currency a website page that includes telephone numbers for certain emergency services enumerated in the bill and to include (i) the URL of such website page on each new digital student identification card and any replacement digital student identification card issued by the institution beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year and (ii) the URL of or a QR Code that directs to such website page on each new physical student identification card and any replacement physical student identification card issued by the institution beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101608D
01/02/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/22/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB163)
01/24/2024Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Committee substitute printed 24105873D-H1
01/26/2024Read first time
01/29/2024Read second time
01/29/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105873D-H1
01/29/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB163H1
01/30/2024Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB163H1)
02/16/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Higher Education
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB163ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB163ER)
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
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 176 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)

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