HB 2177 Higher Education Incentive Program and Fund.
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Summary:
Virginia Higher Education Incentive Program and Fund. Establishes the Virginia Higher Education Incentive Program and Fund to provide financial assistance to persons who are incarcerated in state correctional institutions and who are enrolled in degree-granting programs at accredited public and private institutions of higher education. The program will be jointly administered by the Department of Correctional Education and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. This bill seeks to (i) address the financial assistance needs of incarcerated persons attending college whose Pell Grant assistance was terminated under the new federal Violent Crimes Prevention Act and (ii) provide incentives to reduce recidivism through education and training. The bill stipulates that only private funds may be used for these purposes.

Full text:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD4400476  pdf
01/30/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD4419476-H1  pdf
03/09/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2177ER)  pdf
04/03/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD4400476
01/23/95  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD4419476-H1
01/30/95  House: Reported from Education with substitute (9-Y 5-N)
01/31/95  House: Read first time
02/01/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/02/95  House: Read second time
02/02/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD4419476-H1
02/02/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. LD4419476-H1
02/03/95  House: Read third time and passed House (61-Y 36-N)
02/03/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (61-Y 36-N)
02/03/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/06/95  Senate: Read first time
02/06/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/95  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendment (13-Y 2-N)
02/17/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/21/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/95  Senate: Read third time
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/22/95  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/95  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 4-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (36-Y 4-N)
02/22/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/95  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (88-Y 10-N)
02/23/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 10-N)
03/09/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2177ER)
03/15/95  House: Enrolled
03/15/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/95)
04/03/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)