Bill Text: VA HB1975 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and mandatory fee waivers, survivors of sex crimes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-02-05 - Left in Appropriations [HB1975 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HB1975-Prefiled.html
Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 11, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-610.2, relating to public institutions of higher education; tuition and mandatory fee waivers; survivors of criminal sexual assault and certain other sex crimes.
Patron-- Rush (By Request)
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-610.2 as follows:

§23.1-610.2. Survivors of criminal sexual assault and certain other sex crimes; tuition and mandatory fee waivers; counseling.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, an individual shall be eligible for counseling at no cost and a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at any public institution of higher education if, when such individual was under the age of 18 and a resident of the Commonwealth, he became the victim of criminal sexual assault as set forth in Article 7 (§18.2-61 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2, sex trafficking as defined in 22 U.S.C. §7102, or child pornography as set forth in 18.2-374.1, as evidenced by the conviction of the perpetrator of such crime.

B. Any individual who receives a waiver pursuant to subsection A shall remain eligible for such waiver if he maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 or its equivalent.