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Postsecondary schools; enrollment agreements, disputes, arbitration.

In Conference

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Read third time

Chief Patron:
Rodney Willett (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Postsecondary schools; enrollment agreements; disputes; arbitration.

Requires each postsecondary school that requires any student to submit to arbitration to resolve disputes with the school pursuant to an enrollment agreement to (i) permit the student to report the dispute to any other individual or entity before the arbitration proceeding is initiated or completed; (ii) report each student dispute to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (the Council) before the arbitration proceeding is initiated; (iii) report to the Council certain information about each arbitration proceeding that results from a student dispute, including the nature of the dispute, any defense or counterclaim by the school, and the disposition of the dispute; and (iv) report to the Council annual aggregated data on arbitration proceedings that result from student disputes, including the number, nature, and disposition of such proceedings. The bill prohibits any postsecondary school that is required to be certified by the Council from (a) conditioning the enrollment of a student receiving state funds pursuant to Title 23.1 of the Code of Virginia on entering into an agreement that requires the student to arbitrate any dispute between the student and the school or to resolve a dispute on an individual basis and waive the right to class or group actions and (b) requiring any enrolled student to resolve a dispute between the student and the school pursuant to an internal dispute resolution process. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/02/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100303D
  • 01/02/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/13/2020 - House: Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
  • 01/20/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB375)
  • 01/22/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106665D-H1
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20106665D-H1
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB375H1
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (75-Y 23-N)
  • 01/31/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (75-Y 23-N)
  • 02/03/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/14/2020 - Senate: Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
  • 02/20/2020 - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/21/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (23-Y 17-N)   Close Floor Vote