On-campus food insecurity; SCHEV to survey institutions to determine how they are addressing issue. (HB827)

Introduced By

Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; survey on campus food insecurity; report. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to (i) survey each public institution of higher education to determine how each such institution is addressing on-campus food insecurity, including specific methods, programs, sources of funding, expenditures, communications strategies, and staffing; (ii) compile and make available to each such institution a guidance document containing best practices for leveraging all available resources and opportunities, including public benefits programs and donation programs, to ensure that students do not face food insecurity on campus; and (iii) report its findings and any recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Education, the Senate Committee on Education and Health, and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations no later than November 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104722D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/22/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
01/22/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB827)
01/24/2024Reported from Education (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2024Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/07/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24107078D-H1
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB827H1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107078D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB827H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (59-Y 40-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (59-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Higher Education
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB827ER)
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
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 644 (effective 7/1/24)

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