Bill Text: VA HB2113 | 2019 | Regular Session | Engrossed

Bill Title: Higher educational institutions, public; withdrawal of veteran student.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-18 - Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) [HB2113 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB2113-Engrossed.html
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 4, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-607.1, relating to public institutions of higher education; veterans; withdrawal; tuition refund.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Murphy
Referred to Committee on Education

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-607.1 as follows:

§23.1-607.1. Veterans; withdrawal; tuition refund.

A. As used in this section, "veteran" has the same meaning as provided in §23.1-500.

B. Each public institution of higher education shall provide a refund of the tuition and mandatory fees paid by any veteran student for any course from which such veteran student is forced to withdraw, for the first time, due to a [ service-connected ] medical condition during a semester, as certified in writing to the institution by a physician licensed to practice medicine pursuant to Chapter 29 (§54.1-2900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 who treated the veteran student for such medical condition.

C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any such student's ability to reenroll at the institution.