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Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and fee increases, notice to students and public.

Public institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; public comment. Prohibits the governing board of each public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without providing students and the public an opportunity to provide public comment at a board meeting at least 30 days prior to any vote on such an increase.

Legislative Information System of Virginia SB824 details.
Committee: Senate Finance
Patron: Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)
Current Status: Passed by Indefinitely
Legislative Reports:
February 7thPatron Comments:

Tuition involves a matter on which citizens ought to have a right to speak.

This would seek to echo the kind of hearings that we encourage in the public sector.

Public Comments (Con):

University of Virginia: Do not completely oppose, the spirit of this bill is very much internalized already. Input engagement is already expected. Access to board members’ emails, contact information, comments to the president, our students are already very vocal. Last year, along with W&;M, we were the first to implement 30 days public notice. This year we also implemented a student comment period. Engagement is a year-round process at UVA, should not be limited to just one meeting


William and Mary: Echo thoughts of colleague from UVA, emphasize that stakeholder information process is year-round.

Passed by Indefinitely
February 1stPatron Comments:
  • No increase in mandatory fee without adequate notice.

  • This bill acknowledges that the notice period was passed last year.

  • This bill creates a comment period, substitute.

Passed by Indefinitely