Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/06/2020        

Higher educational institutions, public; governing boards, educational programs.

Requires all members of governing boards of public institutions of higher education to participate in educational programs designed to address the role, duties, and responsibilities of the governing boards at least once within the first two years of membership and at least once within every two years of membership thereafter. Under current law, new members are required to participate in such programs at least once during their first two years of membership. The bill requires each public institution of higher education to maintain on its website the names of all voting members of the governing board who successfully complete such educational programs, as certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Date Version PDF TXT
01/27/2020 House: Committee substitute printed 20106389D-H1 Open
01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102560D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20106389D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 611
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the House Committee on Education
    on January 27, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Miyares)
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 23.1-1304 of the Code of Virginia, relating to public institutions of higher education; governing boards; educational programs.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 23.1-1304 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    23.1-1304. Governing boards; additional duties; educational programs.

    A. From such funds as are appropriated for such purpose, the Council shall develop, in consultation with public institutions of higher education and members of their governing boards, and annually deliver educational programs for the governing boards of such institutions. New members of such governing boards shall participate, at least once during their first two years of membership, in the programs, which shall be designed to address the role, duties, and responsibilities of the governing boards and may include in-service programs on current issues in higher education. In developing such programs, the Council may consider similar educational programs for institutional governing boards in other states. In addition, the Council shall develop educational materials for board members with more than two years of service on the governing board. Each such board member shall participate in further training on board governance at least once every two years. The Council shall develop criteria by which such board members shall demonstrate compliance with such requirement for further training on board governance.

    B. Educational programs for the governing boards of public institutions of higher education shall include presentations relating to:

    1. Board members primary duty to the citizens of the Commonwealth;

    2. Governing board committee structure and function;

    3. The duties of the executive committee set forth in � 23.1-1306;

    4. Professional accounting and reporting standards;

    5. Methods for meeting the statutory, regulatory, and fiduciary obligations of the board;

    6. The requirements of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (� 2.2-3700 et seq.), developed and delivered in conjunction with the Freedom of Information Advisory Council;

    7. Institutional ethics and conflicts of interest;

    8. Creating and implementing regulations and institution policies;

    9. Business operations, administration, budgeting, financing, financial reporting, and financial reserves, including a segment on endowment management;

    10. Fixing student tuition, mandatory fees, and other necessary charges, including a review of student debt trends;

    11. Overseeing planning, construction, maintenance, expansion, and renovation projects that affect the institutions consolidated infrastructure, physical facilities, and natural environment, including its lands, improvements, and capital equipment;

    12. Workforce planning, strategy, and investment;

    13. Institutional advancement, including philanthropic giving, fundraising initiatives, alumni programming, communications and media, government and public relations, and community affairs;

    14. Student welfare issues, including academic studies; curriculum; residence life; student governance and activities; and the general physical and psychological well-being of undergraduate and graduate students;

    15. Current national and state issues in higher education;

    16. Future national and state issues in higher education;

    17. Relations between the governing board and the chief executive officer of the institution, including perspectives from chief executive officers of public institutions of higher education;

    18. Best practices for board governance, including perspectives from current board members; and

    19. Any other topics that the Council, public institutions of higher education, and members of their governing boards deem necessary or appropriate.

    C. The Council shall submit to the General Assembly and the Governor an annual executive summary of the interim activity and work of the Council pursuant to this section no later than the first day of each regular session of the General Assembly. The executive summary shall be submitted as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports and shall be posted on the General Assemblys website.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Jason S. Miyares R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 House House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)
    01/27/2020 House House: Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
    01/27/2020 House House: Committee substitute printed 20106389D-H1
    01/22/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
    01/13/2020 House House: Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102560D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Education
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    Requires all members of governing boards of public institutions of higher education to participate in educational programs designed to address the role, duties, and responsibilities of the governing boards at least once within the first two years of membership and at least once within every two years of membership thereafter. Under current law, new members are required to participate in such programs at least once during their first two years of membership. The bill requires each
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    ---------- Patron-- Miyares ---------- Referred to Committee on Education ---------- Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia: 1

    Virginia
    1-1304 of the Code of Virginia, relating to public institutions of higher education; governing boards; educational programs

    Higher education



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