Higher ed. institutions; students who report acts of hazing or bullying, referral for support. (HB980)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen), Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Institutions of higher education; students who report act of hazing or bullying experienced as result of report of act of hazing; on-campus mental and behavioral health support. Requires each public institution of higher education and nonprofit private institution of higher education to provide information about on-campus individuals or entities that are qualified to provide the appropriate ongoing mental and behavioral health support to any student who reports to the institution an act of hazing or an act of bullying experienced as the result of a report of an act of hazing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101461D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB980)
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/06/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2024Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106343D-H1
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106343D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB980H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (60-Y 38-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (60-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB980H1)
02/23/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Higher Education
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 (HB980ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB980ER)
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
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 405 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)

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