Higher educational institutions, public; admissions applications, criminal history of applicant. (HB1322)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute, from (i) utilizing an institution-specific admissions application that contains questions about the criminal history of the applicant or (ii) denying admission to any applicant on the basis of any criminal history information provided by the applicant on any third-party admissions application accepted by the institution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102455D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1322)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106918D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106918D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1322H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.