VA HB1529 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Enrolled on February 28 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-11 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Governing boards of public institutions of higher education; acceptance of terms and conditions associated with donations, gifts, and other private philanthropic support. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to establish a policy for the acceptance of terms and conditions associated with any donation, gift, or other private philanthropic support. The bill requires each such policy to include an administrative process for reviewing, accepting, and documenting terms and conditions associated with (i) gifts that direct academic decision-making and (ii) gifts of $1 million or more that impose a new obligation on the institution of higher education, excluding gifts for scholarships or other financial aid. The bill requires each public institution of higher education to retain documentation of such terms and conditions in compliance with the Virginia Public Records Act and provides that such documentation shall be subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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Higher educational institutions, governing boards, donations, gifts, etc.


Roll Calls

2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (Y: 21 N: 17 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-21 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (Y: 10 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-10 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (82-Y 15-N 1-A) (Y: 81 N: 15 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - House - House: Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 4-N) (Y: 15 N: 4 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-03 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-03-11 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-11HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
2020-03-02SenateSigned by President
2020-02-28HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-02-28HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1529ER)
2020-02-24SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 17-N)
2020-02-24SenateRead third time
2020-02-21SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
2020-02-20SenateReported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
2020-02-14SenateAssigned Education sub: Higher Education
2020-02-11SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-10HouseVOTE: Passage (82-Y 15-N 1-A)
2020-02-10HouseRead third time and passed House (82-Y 15-N 1-A)
2020-02-07HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1529H1
2020-02-07HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107594D-H1
2020-02-07HouseRead second time
2020-02-06HouseRead first time
2020-02-05HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107594D-H1
2020-02-05HouseReported from Education with substitute (15-Y 4-N)
2020-02-03HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
2020-01-15HouseAssigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
2020-01-09HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2020-01-09HousePresented and ordered printed 20104445D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2311304.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments