Higher educational institutions; removal of members of board of visitors, etc. (HB1791)

Introduced By

Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; members; removal; terms. Provides that if a member of the board of visitors of a four-year public institution of higher education or the State Board for Community Colleges fails to attend the meetings of the board for one year without sufficient cause, as determined by a majority vote of the board, or to attend certain required educational programs in his first two years of membership, then the member is removed from office. The bill requires the board of visitors of each four-year public institution of higher education and the State Board for Community Colleges to adopt policies regarding the removal process. The bill repeals existing provisions regarding the removal of members. The bill also prohibits a member who has served for two successive four-year terms from being eligible for reappointment to a board for eight years after the end of his second successive four-year term. Finally, the bill changes the terms of the board of visitors of George Mason University to prohibit members from serving more than two successive four-year terms; current law prohibits members of that board from serving more than two four-year terms, successive or not. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103515D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1791)
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104360D-H1
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1791H1)
02/03/2015Read first time
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104360D-H1
02/04/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1791H1
02/05/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2015Amendment by Senator Martin agreed to
02/16/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2015Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1791ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1791ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)