Students with disabilities; SCHEV to study process used to determine eligibility for accommodations. (SB21)

Introduced By

Sen. Saddam Azlan Salim (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna)


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 HB 509. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/07/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102839D
12/07/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Higher Education
01/22/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB21)
01/25/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2024Committee substitute printed 24105963D-S1
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
01/29/2024Recommitted to Education and Health
02/01/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106794D-S2
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee substitute rejected 24105963D-S1
02/02/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106794D-S2
02/02/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB21S2
02/05/2024Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB21S2)
02/15/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/19/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 3-N)
02/21/2024Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24107903D-H1
02/23/2024Read second time
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107903D-H1
02/26/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB21H1
02/26/2024Passed House with substitute (86-Y 10-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Passage (86-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB21H1)
02/28/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024House insisted on substitute
02/29/2024House requested conference committee
03/04/2024Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2024Senators: Salim, Hashmi, Pillion
03/05/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2024Delegates: Cohen, Rasoul, Tata
03/06/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/06/2024Conference substitute printed 24108871D-S3
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB21ER)
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
03/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB21ER)
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 491 (effective 7/1/24)

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