Dual enrollment courses; quality, consistency, etc., of courses. (HB3)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dual enrollment courses; quality standards; transfer course credit. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges, in coordination with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Department of Education, and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, to develop and implement (i) a plan to achieve and maintain the same standards regarding quality, consistency, and level of evaluation and review for dual enrollment courses offered by local school divisions as are required for all courses taught in the Virginia Community College System and (ii) a process and criteria for determining whether any dual enrollment course offered in the Commonwealth that meets or exceeds such standards is transferable to a public institution of higher education as (a) a uniform certificate of general studies program or passport program course credit, (b) a general elective course credit, or (c) a course credit meeting other academic requirements of a public institution of higher education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100917D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2018Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB3)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107905D-S1
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107905D-S1
03/06/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/06/2018Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB3S1
03/06/2018Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 18107905D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Landes, Jones, S.C., Keam
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Dunnavant, Suetterlein, Barker
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB3S1)
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108277D-H1
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB3H1)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB3ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB3ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/06/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 787 (effective 7/1/18)
04/06/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB77 and SB107.