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Convened January 11, 2012
Adjourned sine die March 10, 2012
Reconvened April 18, 2012
Adjourned sine die April 18, 2012

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Advanced placement tests; course credit. Amending § 23-9.2:3.8. (Patron-Englin, HB 1031 (F))
Baccalaureate degrees, selected; joint subcommittee to study feasibility for community colleges to offer. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 95 (F))
Campus police; mutual aid agreements with local law-enforcement agencies and State Police. Amending § 23-234. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 965 (Chapter 450); Howell, SB 302 (Chapter 282))
Campus police; report of certain incidents to local law-enforcement agency. Amending § 23-234. (Patron-Filler-Corn, HB 701 (F))
Campus police officers; included in definition of law-enforcement officers. Amending §§ 9.1-101, 18.2-57, 18.2-308, 18.2-308.2:2, 19.2-81, 19.2-81.3, 23-7.4:1, 52-34.7, 65.2-402, and 65.2-402.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 967 (F))
Campus police officers; included in definition of law-enforcement officers. Amending §§ 9.1-101, 9.1-187, 18.2-308, 18.2-308.2:2, 19.2-81, 19.2-81.3, 23-7.4:1, 52-34.7, 65.2-402, and 65.2-402.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 771 (Chapter 776))
Career and technical education; industry certifications mandatory part of program. Amending second enactment of Chapter 388, 2011 Acts. (Patron-Greason, HB 1108 (Chapter 182))
Child abuse; mandatory reporting by certain public organizations and public or private institution of higher education employees. Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Petersen, SB 622 (I) See SB239)
Child abuse; mandatory reporting by public and private college employees. Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Howell, SB 303 (I) See SB239)
Child abuse and neglect; adds certain employees of public or private institutions of higher education other than an attorney to list of persons required to report to Department of Social Services within 24 hours, penalty. Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Stuart, SB 239 (Chapter 815))
Child abuse and neglect; adds certain employees of public or private institutions of higher education to list of persons required to report to Department of Social Services within 24 hours, penalty. Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 1237 (Chapter 728))
Child abuse and neglect; adds certain employees of public or private institutions of higher education to list of persons required to report to Department of Social Services within 72 hours, penalty. Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 970 (Chapter 698))
Child abuse or neglect; adds athletic coaches and directors in public or private schools or higher educational institutions to list of persons required to report to Department of Social Services (Jerry Sandusky bill). Amending § 63.2-1509. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 4 (F); Ebbin, SB 265 (I) See SB239)
College partnership laboratory schools; encouraged to develop an educational program with public school divisions. Amending §§ 23-299, 23-299.2, 23-299.4, and 23-299.9. (Patron-Peace, HB 765 (Chapter 176); Locke, SB 475 (Chapter 580))
Colleges, universities, etc., projects, certain; required to hold at least one public hearing before undertaking. Adding § 33.1-223.2:26. (Patron-Marsden, SB 530 (Chapter 848))
Commonwealth Health Research Board; employees of Department of Accounts hired by Board shall be entitled to state employee benefits. Amending § 23-281. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 180 (Chapter 683); Watkins, SB 53 (Chapter 682))
Community colleges; State Council of Higher Education to study feasibility to offer selected baccalaureate degrees in high-demand fields. (Patron-Favola, SJR 19 (F))
Community Colleges, State Board for; development of standards and policies for mental health services. Adding § 23-218.1. (Patron-Surovell, HB 662 (F); Barker, SB 372 (C))
Constitutional amendment; religious or theological education for military chaplains, etc. (first reference). Amending Section 11 of Article VIII. (Patron-Greason, HJR 9 (F))
Cooperative Extension Service; requires maintaining local office in each county. Amending § 23-132.4. (Patron-Cline, HB 242 (F))
Dependent Children of University and College Faculty Reduced Tuition Program; created. Adding §§ 23-7.4:7 and 23-7.4:8. (Patron-Edwards, SB 104 (F))
Eastern Virginia Medical School; State Council of Higher Education to study merging with Old Dominion University. (Patron-Joannou, HJR 173 (C))
Freedom of Information Act; electronic communication meetings by local and regional public bodies. Amending §§ 2.2-3707, 2.2-3708, and 23-38.95. (Patron-Dudenhefer, HB 1149 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; university-related foundation funds. Adding § 23-22.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 816 (C))
Freedom of Information Act; use of general fund appropriations. Adding § 23-76.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 818 (C))
Freedom of Information Act; use of general fund appropriations by colleges or universities. Adding § 23-22.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 817 (C))
Funeral services licensees; continuing education requirements. Amending § 54.1-2816.1. (Patron-Pogge, HB 378 (Chapter 497))
George Mason University; commemorating its 40th anniversary. (Patron-Bulova, HJR 384 (P); Petersen, SJR 192 (P))
Gunston Hall; administrative head is appointed by Governor, report. Amending § 23-295; adding § 23-295.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 478 (F); Puller, SB 137 (C))
Higher Education, State Council of; development of uniform lower division curriculum. Amending § 23-9.6:1. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 151 (F))
Higher Education, State Council of; publication of graduate employment rates on its website by August 1, 2013. Adding § 23-9.2:3.04. (Patron-Stolle, HB 639 (Chapter 694))
Higher educational institutions; annual report on graduation rates to State Council of Higher Education and requires Council to publish on website. Amending § 23-9.6:1; adding § 23-2.4. (Patron-Kory, HB 655 (F))
Higher educational institutions; clarifies policies and procedures for prevention of violence on campus, etc. Amending § 23-9.2:10. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 116 (F))
Higher educational institutions; course credit for educational experience gained from military service. Amending § 23-9.2:3.7. (Patron-Lewis, HB 195 (Chapter 167))
Higher educational institutions; employee salaries from state funds. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Albo, HB 474 (F))
Higher educational institutions; establishment of violence prevention committees and threat assessment teams. Amending § 23-9.2:10. (Patron-Yost, HB 851 (F); Barker, SB 373 (F))
Higher educational institutions; governing boards of a public four-year institution to establish written memorandum of understanding mental health treatment coordination of students. Amending § 23-9.2:8. (Patron-Petersen, SB 623 (F))
Higher educational institutions; governing boards to develop and implement policy requesting student for contact information should person experience mental health crisis. Amending § 23-9.2:8. (Patron-Filler-Corn, HB 697 (C))
Higher educational institutions; governing body to ensure funds received are spent properly. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Ramadan, HB 1247 (F))
Higher educational institutions; increases Department of Emergency Management’s oversight of institutional crisis and emergency management plans. Amending § 23-9.2:9. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 305 (Chapter 18); McDougle, SB 346 (Chapter 112))
Higher educational institutions; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study cost efficiency and to identify opportunities to reduce cost. (Patron-Landes, HJR 108 (P))
Higher educational institutions; may require any accepted student provide complete record, including any mental health record, from all schools attended. Amending § 23-2.1:3. (Patron-Yost, HB 852 (Chapter 382); Barker, SB 375 (Chapter 347))
Higher educational institutions; mental health and parental notification policies. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Brink, HB 900 (Chapter 448); Barker, SB 374 (Chapter 716))
Higher educational institutions; policies related to student nonpayment to be established by board of visitors or other governing body thereof, exception for those that have entered into Management Agreements. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Filler-Corn, HB 703 (Chapter 658))
Higher educational institutions; possession of concealed handguns by faculty members. Adding § 23-9.2:3.04. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 91 (F))
Higher educational institutions; regulation of firearms. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Torian, HB 1226 (F))
Higher educational institutions; required to implement policies that recognize scheduling difficulties and obligations by military personnel. Amending § 23-9.2:3.7. (Patron-Comstock, HB 548 (Chapter 169))
Higher educational institutions; required to notify parents that student may be suicidal. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Petersen, SB 624 (C))
Higher educational institutions; right of students to assert conscientious objection to any requirement of an academic degree program. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1207 (C))
Higher educational institutions; unauthorized to enter into an indemnification agreement to indemnify any person. Amending § 2.2-1837. (Patron-Peace, HB 764 (Chapter 366))
In-state students; board of visitors of certain higher educational institutions must establish rules and regulations for admission. Amending § 23-9.2:3. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1083 (F))
In-state tuition; eligibility of members of National Guard residing in State. Amending § 23-7.4:2. (Patron-Stolle, HB 644 (F))
In-state tuition; undocumented persons eligibility. Adding § 23-7.4:01. (Patron-Lopez, HB 779 (F))
Income tax, corporate; tax credits for donations to non-profit organizations providing assistance to low-income families, eligible students with disabilities, and certain scholarship foundations. Amending §§ 58.1-439.18 through 58.1-439.21 and 58.1-439.24; adding §§ 58.1-439.25 through 58.1-439.28; repealing third enactment of Chapter 851, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Massie, HB 321 (Chapter 842))
Insurance agents; continuing education requirements. Amending §§ 38.2-1866, 38.2-1868.1, 38.2-1869, 38.2-1872, 38.2-1873, and 38.2-1874. (Patron-Miller, HB 209 (Chapter 294))
Judicial Conference of Virginia; adds president and secretary of Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and deans of Liberty University School of Law and Appalachian School of Law as honorary members. Amending § 17.1-706. (Patron-Morefield, HB 1250 (Chapter 76))
Medical College of Virginia; requires VCU to include name on all facilities, etc., in reference thereto no later than July 1, 2019. Amending § 23-50.7. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 935 (F))
Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council; adds two citizen members representing public institutions of higher education. Amending § 2.2-2698. (Patron-Jones, HB 737 (Chapter 440))
Norfolk State University; commending on hosting Virginia Sesquicentennial of American Civil War Commission’s 2010 Signature Conference. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HR 21 (P); Lucas, SJR 135 (P))
Norfolk State University football team; commending. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HJR 322 (P); Lucas, SJR 136 (P))
Norfolk State University men’s cross country team; commending. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HJR 321 (P); Lucas, SJR 137 (P))
Patrick Henry College moot court team; commending. (Patron-Minchew, HJR 488 (P))
Private or out-of-state higher educational institutions; if certification is revoked, may still enroll students. Amending § 23-276.6. (Patron-Petersen, SB 169 (F))
Public education; school boards and community colleges to develop agreements allowing high school students to complete an associate’s degree or one-year Uniform Certificate of General Studies. Amending §§ 22.1-253.13:1, 22.1-253.13:9, and 23-9.2:3.02. (Patron-Rust, HB 1184 (Chapter 794))
Randolph-Macon College volleyball team; commending. (Patron-Cox, J.A., HJR 61 (P))
Real Estate Appraiser Board; shall develop continuing education curriculum for licensees, report. (Patron-Tata, HB 433 (Chapter 49); Wagner, SB 507 (Chapter 388))
Real Estate Board; required to establish procedures for carryover of continuing education credits from current license period to next renewal period, duties of real estate brokers and salespersons, disclosure requirements. Amending §§ 54.1-2105, 54.1-2105.03, 54.1-2106.1, 54.1-2130 through 54.1-2134, 54.1-2137 through 54.1-2139, 54.1-2139.1, and 54.1-2141; adding §§ 54.1-2106.2, 54.1-2110.1, and 54.1-2139.01; repealing §§ 54.1-2139.2 and 54.1-2139.3. (Patron-Miller, HB 206 (Chapter 750))
Regional higher education centers; State Council of Higher Education to study management and structure. (Patron-Merricks, HJR 97 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset provision for certain educational materials until July 1, 2017. Amending § 58.1-609.6. (Patron-Reeves, SB 37 (Chapter 275))
Roanoke Higher Education Authority; removes president of Jefferson College of Health Sciences from Board of Trustees. Amending § 23-231.15. (Patron-Edwards, SB 105 (Chapter 80))
Sexual assault response teams; State attorney to invite chiefs of campus police to annual meeting. Amending § 15.2-1627.4. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 969 (Chapter 625); Howell, SB 301 (Chapter 343))
Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work; commending. (Patron-McClellan, HJR 380 (P); Marsh, SJR 181 (P))
Small businesses; tax credit for those hiring graduates of Virginia’s colleges. Adding § 58.1-439.12:11. (Patron-Herring, HB 191 (C))
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; adds King College to Board of Trustees. Amending §§ 23-231.3 and 23-231.4. (Patron-Puckett, SB 617 (F))
Suicidal students; higher educational institutions shall develop policies addressing and provide for training. Amending § 23-9.2:8. (Patron-Yost, HB 853 (Chapter 697); Barker, SB 458 (Chapter 721))
Teachers of online courses and college partnership laboratory schools; background checks condition of employment. Amending §§ 22.1-212.26 and 23-299.8. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 577 (Chapter 170))
Thomas Nelson Community College; pilot program to allow certain high school seniors to enroll full-time. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 255 (F))
Tuition; board of visitors of every higher educational institution to determine undergraduate out-of-state charges. Adding § 23-7.4:7. (Patron-Ramadan, HB 1004 (F))
Tuition, in-state; educational benefits for unlawfully present aliens. Adding § 23-7.4:01. (Patron-Cline, HB 1282 (F))
Tuition, in-state; members of Virginia National Guard. Amending § 23-7.4:2. (Patron-Wagner, SB 508 (F))
Tuition, in-state; military personnel eligibility. Amending § 23-7.4. (Patron-McWaters, SB 605 (C))
Two-Year College Scholarship Match Program; created. Adding §§ 23-220.5, 23-220.6, and 23-220.7. (Patron-Edwards, SB 100 (F))
Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; broadens eligibility by including students whose Expected Family Contribution is no more than $12,000. Amending § 23-38.10:10. (Patron-Tata, HB 437 (F); Favola, SB 85 (F))
Two-Year Transfer Grant Program; increases eligibility for students with financial need defined by an Expected Family Contribution of no more than $12,000. Amending § 23-38.10:10. (Patron-Hanger, SB 400 (I) See SB85)
Uniform Certificate of General Studies; credits earned in academic subject area coursework shall be transferable to four-year higher education institutions. Amending §§ 23-9.2:3.02 and 23-9.6:1. (Patron-Tata, HB 441 (Chapter 142))
University of Virginia; increases size of board of visitors. Amending §§ 23-70 and 23-71. (Patron-Massie, HB 629 (Chapter 599))
University of Virginia; university-related foundation funds used in relation to Freedom of Information Act. Adding § 23-76.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 815 (C))
University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science; commemorating its 175th anniversary. (Patron-Toscano, HJR 389 (P))
Victims’ rights; requires Department of Criminal Justice Services and Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund to be lead responding agencies for individuals determined to be victims. Amending §§ 22.1-279.8, 23-9.2:9, 32.1-111.3, 32.1-111.11, 44-146.18, and 44-146.19. (Patron-Cox, J.A., HB 352 (Chapter 418))
Virginia College Savings Plan; acceptance of commemorative coins minted by State Treasurer. Amending §§ 23-38.81 and 58.1-322. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 819 (C))
Virginia College Savings Plan; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to oversee and evaluate, report. Adding §§ 30-330 through 30-335. (Patron-Jones, HB 739 (Chapter 659); Hanger, SB 599 (Chapter 591))
Virginia Public Procurement Act; preferences by localities, higher educational institutions, and regional public bodies. Amending § 2.2-4328. (Patron-Toscano, HB 449 (F))
Virginia Retirement System; certain higher educational institution employees in optional retirement plan. Amending § 51.1-126. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 486 (C))

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