Students with disabilities; SCHEV to study process used to determine eligibility for accommodations. (HB509)

Introduced By

Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; public institutions of higher education; policies for establishing eligibility for accommodations; report. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with representatives of public institutions of higher education, disability advocacy organizations, students enrolled at public institutions of higher education, higher education disability accommodation professionals, and a subject matter expert, to (i) study the processes by which each public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth determines the eligibility for accommodations of an admitted or enrolled student with a temporary or permanent disability, (ii) identify in such processes any potential barriers to establishing eligibility, and (iii) make recommendations on reducing any such barriers and on the development and establishment of a uniform accommodations eligibility determination in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 21. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100566D
01/08/2024Referred 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 (7-Y 3-N)
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB509)
01/29/2024Reported from Education with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24105855D-H1
01/31/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Read second time
02/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105855D-H1
02/01/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB509H1
02/02/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB509H1)
02/02/2024Read third time and passed House (91-Y 9-N)
02/02/2024VOTE: Passage (91-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Committee substitute printed 24107749D-S1
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107749D-S1
02/19/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB509S1
02/19/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24107749D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/21/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2024House acceded to request
02/28/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2024Senators: Salim, Hashmi, Pillion
02/28/2024Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2024Delegates: Cohen, Rasoul, Tata
03/05/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2024Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 6-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 6-N)
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB509ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 444 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)

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