VA HB1529 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-14 - Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
Pending: Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
Hearing: Feb 17 Senate Education and Health - Subcommittee Higher Education Hearing
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [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 $1,000,000 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

2020-02-10 - 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]


2020-02-14SenateAssigned 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

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments