2010 Regular Session


File Code: Higher Education Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 805
Sponsored By:
Delegates Shank, Dwyer, Elliott, Frank, George, Haddaway, Jennings, Krebs, Miller, Myers, Norman, Schuh, Serafini, and Stocksdale
Higher Education - Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Education - Free Speech


Prohibiting nonpublic institutions of higher education from making or enforcing rules subjecting students at the institution to disciplinary sanctions on the basis of conduct that is speech or other communication, as specified; authorizing a student to bring a civil enforcement action for relief in court, as specified; authorizing the court to award attorney's fees to a prevailing plaintiff under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Appropriations
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorneys` Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Human Rights
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

( 17-108 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :