ECS
From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Finance


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
LAVetoed 06/2014Postsec.Higher Education Financing Fund
H.B. 142
Establishes the Higher Education Financing Fund. Requires the state treasurer to transfer all unexpended state general funds for professional, personal, and consulting service contracts not approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget remaining at...

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LASigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Use of Funds Appropriated to Postsecondary Education Management Boards
S.B. 177
Authorizes public postsecondary education management boards to expend or allocate funds made available by the board of regents' funding formula and budget recommendations. Authorizes each board to redirect up to 5% of the allocation specified by the formula fo...

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LAPassed 06/2014Postsec.Task Force on Formula-Based Funding for Medical and Health-Related Research
H.C.R. 134
Creates the Medical Education & Research Finance Work Group to provide findings and recommendations on a formula-based financing model to fund public institutions for graduate and professional medical education and biomedical and health-related research. Esta...

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MOVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2014Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Funding
H.B. 2003
Provides that no funds shall be expended at public institutions of higher education that knowingly offer a tuition rate to an unlawfully present covered student pursuant to 173.1110, RSMo, that is less than the tuition rate charged to citizens or nationals of ...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Higher Education Operations
H.B. 4018
Changes the date by which Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University or Western Oregon University may request an institutional governing board to May 15, 2014, and changes the process of board formation. Permits the S...

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INSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Capital Financing
H.B. 1361
Allows state universities to perform small projects under a quotation procedure rather than a bid procedure. Increases dollar thresholds for state educational institution capital projects. Modifies the per campus limits on the amount of outstanding bonds that ...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Tuition and Out-of-State Students
H.B. 501
Changes which out-of-state students may be counted as in-state students for the purposes of determining college admissions, enrollment, and tuition and fee revenue policies.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+HB501ER+pdf...

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TXAdopted 02/2014Postsec.Internal Auditor and Compliance Monitoring
19 TAC 1.13
From Texas Register: Requires the higher education coordinating board to review a reasonable portion of the total funds allocated to institutions and other entities (i.e., student financial assistance funds, etc.) and data reported, after considering the ...

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CAVetoed 10/2013Postsec.College Access Tax Credit Fund
S.B. 284
From bill summary: Under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2017, allows a credit equal to a certain percentage of a contribution to the College Access Tax Cre...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.CSU and UC Cost of Education Report
A.B. 94 - CSU and UC Cost of Education Report
Directs the California State University and University of California each to report biennially to the legislature and the department of finance, on or before October 1, 2014, by October 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, on the total costs of education a...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.CSU Contributions to Public Employees' Retirement Fund
A.B. 94 - CSU Contributions to Public Employees' Retirement Fund
From bill summary: Requires the contributions of the California State University to the Public Employees' Retirement Fund to be based on pensionable compensation and the rates set forth in the annual Budget Act and to be paid out of the total appropriation of ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Student Loans
H.B. 2489
Authorizes a corporation to issue bonds in order to finance student loans made in a student loan program. Outlines powers, including (1) determining the nature of student loan programs for eligible students; (2) entering into contracts for origination, admini...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Finance Information
H.B. 5500
To require institutions of higher education to provide financial aid information in a uniform way to ensure that students understand their true higher education costs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/ACT/PA/2013PA-00095-R00HB-05500-PA.htm...

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LASigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Comparison of Postsecondary Fiscal Notes and Actual Expenditures
S.B. 196
Directs the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget to establish a process for reviewing expenditure projections to actual year-end results for state departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as higher education institutions. Directs each publi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Energy Savings Performance Contracts
S.B. 533
From fiscal note: Amends provisions regarding energy savings performance contracts and guidelines for contracts established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Requires the coordinating board to review any reports submitted by institutions of hig...

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ALPassed 04/2013Postsec.Permanent Committee on University Funding
H.R. 359
Strongly encourages the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to establish and provide support for a Permanent Committee on University Funding. Establishes membership. Charges committee with (1) developing a higher education funding formula that incorporates ...

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COSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Higher Education Revenue Bond Intercept Program
S.B. 199
Modifies the standard for determining whether bonds issued by a state-supported institution of higher education qualify for the higher education revenue bond intercept program. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/657D93426CD7B106872...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Requests for Institutions to Pay for Goods and Services
H.B. 1281 and H.B. 1289
Creates and enacts a new section. Before the state board of higher education may impose an assessment on or otherwise require that individual institutions of higher education pay for any goods or services provided by or through the university system office, th...

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UTSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Higher Education Public Funds in a Foreign Depository Institution
H.B. 376
From bill summary: Allows deposits of certain institutions of higher education public funds in a foreign depository institution for educational purposes if the laws of the foreign country require the money to be deposited in the foreign country, or terms of a ...

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TXAdopted 02/2013Postsec.Formula Funding and Tuition Charges for Repeated and Excess Hours of Undergraduate Students
19 TAC 13.102, 104, 106, 107
Adds definition of "non-course-based developmental interventions". Adds such interventions to courses exempt from the limitations on formula funding. Authorizes public community colleges, technical colleges, and state colleges to convert contact hours attempte...

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CAVetoed 09/2012Postsec.California Hope Public Trust
A.B. 2442
Primarily from bill summary: Provides that the purpose of the California Hope Public Trust is to increase revenue for higher education by developing state properties that are currently underutilized. Establishes the California Hope Public Trust in state govern...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
Zero-Base Budgeting
S.B. 33
Directs the governor, in making his/her budget report, and budget units in preparing their estimates, to use zero-base budgeting, beginning with the budget report presented to the general assembly in January 2013. Requires the governor's budget report to inclu...

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MDSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Regional Higher Education Centers - Funding Formula
H.B. 1228
Instructs the commission to calculate an amount for the annual apportionment for each regional higher education center using a specified funding formula. http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/bills/hb/hb1228t.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
Debit and Charge Card Fees
S.B. 1774
This bill amends state law to allow private educational institutions to charge a convenience fee for use of a debit or charge card. Such a fee is limited to bank processing fees and financial transaction fees, the cost of providing for secure transaction, port...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 5201 - Postsecondary Finance
From final bill analysis: Authorizes the Board of Governors to transfer unused Student and Other Fees Trust Fund authority between institutions, and restricts universities' ability to transfer funds to and from satellite campuses in excess of $2 million for th...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Audits (Including of School Districts and Postsecondary Institutions)
H.B. 5201 - Audits (Including of School Districts and Postsecondary Institutions)
Directs the Auditor General to notify the legislative auditing committee of any financial or operational audit report that indicates that a state university or Florida College System institution has failed to take full corrective action in response to a recomm...

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VASigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2012
H.B. 54
Authorizes the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $125,594,000 plus financing costs, pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia, for paying costs of acquiring certain revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of hig...

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NESigned into law 02/2012Postsec.
Community College
Community College Aid Act
L.B. 946
Enacts the Community College Aid Act. Specifies distribution of state aid appropriations among the six community college areas for 2013-14 and future fiscal years. Amends provisions relating to maximum property tax levy rates authorized to be levied by communi...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12
Postsec.
Contracts for Services at CSU
A.B. 450
From bill summary: Requires the California State University trustees' policies and procedures for the acquisition of food services to ensure a service contractor fully discloses to the campus, auxiliary organization, or other unit of the California State Unive...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12
Postsec.
Intersegmental Working Group
S.B. 940 - Intersegmental Working Group
From bill summary: Eliminates the intersegmental working group within the California Postsecondary Education Commission to determine state funding priorities consistent with the institutional missions of the systems of higher education. http://www.leginfo.ca.g...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Public University Debt
H.B. 466
Permits an agency to delete from its records debts certified as uncollectible for public university debts of $1,000 or more when the debt is more than 8 years old. Specifies that section pertaining to the sale of debts certified as uncollectable does not apply...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Revises LA Grad Act - Peformance Agreements
H.B. 549
Revises the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act (LA GRAD Act) to provide for additional operational autonomies to be granted to public postsecondary education institutions, including but not limited to authority and exemptions relative t...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Development Courses/Performance Indicators
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Creates a committee to develop a common set of scores using the ACT assessment to determine placement in developmental courses. Requires the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on community colleges to review the esti...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Study of Funding Higher Education
S.B. 374
This bill creates the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education. Establishes the composition of the committee. Directs the committee to study specified issues, including: (1) Compare the method of funding higher education in Nevada with the methods us...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Charter Universities
H.B. 153 - Charter Universities
Directs the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents to develop a plan for designating public institutions of higher education as charter universities. Directs the chancellor to study specified issues and consult with the presidents of constituent institutions ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Permanent University Fund Investment Authority
H.B. 2825
Amends the composition and appointment of the board of directors of a corporation to which the board of regents of the University of Texas System delegates investment authority for the permanent university fund or other funds under the control of the board of ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Miscellaneous Higher Education Finance
S.B. 5 - Miscellaneous Higher Education Finance
Directs each institution of higher education to post on its Web site specified information on financial transactions. Permits an institution to comply with this requirement by providing on its Web site an easily noticeable direct link, the purpose of which is ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Transparency Requirements
S.B. 2096
Requires charter schools and charter technical career centers to post their financial information on the Transparency Florida website. Requires the Auditor General to annually submit to the Legislature a list of any school districts, charter schools, charter t...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Education Funding
S.B. 2150
From Legislative Budget Committee Summary:

Coenrollment in Public Schools and Adult Education Programs
Prohibits funding for coenrollment in public schools and adult general education programs, except that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year students may enroll i...

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ILAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Reduction in Energy and Water Consumption at Public Universities
H.R. 120
Resolves that each public university report to the general assembly by January 2012 on its efforts regarding use of energy and water at its facilities, and have a target goal of reducing its expense footprint for
power, gas and water consumption by at least 15...

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KSSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondry Tiered Technical Education State Aid Act
S.B. 143
Creating the postsecondary tiered technical education state aid act, replacing the current funding structure. Beginning in fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter, each community college and technical college and the Washburn Institute of Teachnology ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 2020
Relating to postsecondary educational institutions. Allows revenues from rents, boarding fees and otoher charged related to university student housing at state universities to go to either the Housing System Suspense Fund or directly to the Housing System Oper...

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MNVetoed 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Omnibus Higher Education Finance Bill
H.F. 1101
Omnibus Higher Education Finance Bill
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=50&year=2011&type=0...

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MNVetoed 05/2011Postsec.Omnibus Higher Education Finance Bill.
H.F. 1101
Provides for appropriations of $2.51 billion: $2.5 billion from the general fund and $4.3 million from the Health Care Access fund.

Sets the maximum annual increase for tuition at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for Minnesota undergraduate resident...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Collection and Dissemination of Information Concerning Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 375
Authorizes the Higher Education Policy Commission to collect and disseminate information concerning higher education institutions. Requires each institution to annually provide the commission, as requested, all information the commission or council considers n...

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NCVetoed 04/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges Opt Out Of Participation In Federal Direct Loan Program
H.B. 7
Allows community colleges to opt out of participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
Govenor's Veto Message: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/NewsItems/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemID=1803
Bill text: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act
H.B. 1302
Amends the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act, amends provisions concerning criminal penalties for lottery fraud and scholarship stacking.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act207.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Funding Forumla
S.B. 766
Revises funding formula for postsecondary institutions to include a needs-based component and an outcome-centered component. Directs the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop an outcome-centered funding formula by December 31, 2011. The outco...

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CASigned into law 03/2011Community College
Postsec.
Community College Finance
S.B. 70 - Sec. 84043
Extends through the 2014-15 fiscal year a provision authorizing a community college district to use funds apportioned to the district for specified categorical programs, for purposes of a prescribed list
of programs (thereby allowing community college district...

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CASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Lowering Instruction and Administration Costs, Meeting Enrollment Goals
S.B. 70 - Sec. 59 and 60
From bill summary:
Requires the Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University, in implementing reductions contained in the Budget Act of 2011, to minimize fee and enrollment impacts
on students by targeting action...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Mississipi Education Achievement Council
H.B. 875
Directs the Mississipi Education Achievement Council to research and develop new funding mechanism for community colleges and institutions of higher learning based upon productivity and make a report to the 2013 regular session of the legislature.
http://bills...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.State and City University Budgetary Power
S.B. 2808 - Part D, Subparts A and B
Provides that the state university trustees may acquire property by the acceptance of conditional gifts, grants, devises or bequests. Provides that fund procurement by state and city university trustees is not subject to the prior approval of any state officer...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011
H.B. 2510/S.B. 1459
Establishes the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011 for the purpose of fueling strong economic growth in the Commonwealth and preparing Virginians for the top job opportunities in the knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. The bill provide...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Assistance Grant Program
S.B. 1439/H.B. 1960
Amends the criteria for institutions of higher education to be eligible to receive tuition assistance on behalf of eligible students. For an institution to be eligible, the institution must have either been receiving such funds as of January 1, 2011, or (i) be...

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NESigned into law 02/2011Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of State Aid to Community College Areas
L.B. 59
Does not impact the level of funding appropriated for state aid to community college areas but does specify the distribution of state aid among the six community college areas for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Fi...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Community College
Postsec.
Improving Student Success in Community Colleges
S.B. 1143
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California Community Colleges. Directs the board of governors to establish a taskforce to examine best practices in the c...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010Community College
Postsec.
Community College Indebtedness
S.B. 2615
From General Assembly summary: Amends the Public Community College Act. Provides that for a period of 3 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act, in order to create, maintain or increase a working cash fund, the board of trustees of a community col...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010Postsec.University Borrowing
S.B. 642
Provides that the governing board of each public university has the power to borrow money as necessary in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the state, or other revenues. Caps the borrowing limit at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other e...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Online Access to Financial Data
H.B. 2282
Relates to a comprehensive database of receipts and expenditures of state monies; relates to an official internet website that is electronically searchable by the public at no cost; provides for cross-linked expenditures associated with contracts or subcontrac...

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ILSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Higher Education Finance Study Commission
S.J.R. 88
Directs the board of higher education to establish a Higher Education Finance Study Commission. Tasks the commission with:
(1) Examining the history and means of higher education funding in the state, comparing funding with other states and peer institutions,...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Higher Education Finance
H.B. 2676
Allows Coconino, Maricopa and Pima County--those with contiguous boundaries and universities--board of supervisors to establish a single university athletic facilities district that will collect revenues from commercial lease assessments for the improvement of...

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NESigned into law 04/2010Community College
Postsec.
Community College Funding
L.B. 1072
Terminates the current funding formula and dissolves the Nebraska Community College Association on June 30, 2011. The six community college presidents will work together to develop a new funding formula and reorganize a community college association.
http://ww...

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OHAdopted 04/2010Postsec.Payment of Bond Service Charges
OAC 3333-1-15
Establishes new rules regarding the payment of bond service charges under the state credit enhancement program. Allows for community colleges and technical colleges to participate in a state credit enhancement program. This program would reduce the borrowing c...

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OKSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Meeting State Obligations to Fund Endowed Chairs and Positions
H.B. 3031
Authorizes the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority to issue obligations for endowed chairs and positions; modifies the maturity date of obligations issued for funding endowed chairs and positions; authorizes the Capitol Improvement Authority to refinance or...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Reporting of Student Tuition Subsidies
S.B. 3266
Requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to report the student tuition subsidy for each public higher education institution to the Education and Finance, Ways, and Means Committees of the General Assembly.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/B...

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IDSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 544
The purpose of this legislation is to create the Idaho Higher Education Stabilization Fund. The fund
creates a strategic reserve to be utilized as a mitigation tool to minimize the impact of economic
downturns on higher education in Idaho. Funding for this ini...

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MESigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Health Professionals Loan Program
S.B. 116
Amends the Health Professions Loan Program; provides that loans for medical, veterinary and dental education are to be repaid at varying interest rates depending upon the nature and location of the practice; eliminates loans for optometry students; eliminates ...

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OKSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Finance
H.B. 2355
Relates to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; makes appropriations; authorizes expenditures of certain funds; states purpose; requires budgeting of certain funds in certain years; provides lapse dates; requires certain budget procedures; prohibit...

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TNSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Purchasing by Private Non-Profit Institutions
S.B. 3512
Entitles private non-profit institutions of higher education chartered in Tennessee to purchase and contract for the purchase of any materials, supplies, equipment, and services through the department of general services to the same extent the state public col...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Disclosure of Gifts to Postsecondary Institutions from Foreign Persons
H.B. 114
Defines "foreign person" and "conditional gift". Requires any higher education institution to disclose to the board of regents receipt during any one-year period of any gift(s) totaling a certain amount from a foreign person (including a foreign government or ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Public Employee's Benefit and Insurance Program Act Risk Pools
H.B. 215
Amends the Public Employee's Benefit and Insurance Program Act risk pools. Changes the number of eligible full-time enrollees an institution of higher education must have in order to participate in the program's risk pools. Requires the program to create a rat...

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VAIssued 03/2010Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment
E.O. 9
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...

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IASigned into law 02/2010Postsec.Retirement Incentives
S.B. 2062
Establishes a state employee retirement incentive program for eligible employees of the executive branch of the state, including employees in the offices of statewide elective officials, employees of a judicial district department of correctional services of t...

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ARAdopted 12/2009Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Academic Challenges Scholarship Program
H.B. 1163/S.B. 126
Defines terms used in the Arkansas Academic Challengs Scholarship Program and requirements for student participation. Requires Director of Department of higher education to report annually on implementation of lottery scholarships. Defines award for two- and f...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Postsec.Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy (URRS)
19 TAC 1.4.O.4.240 -.245
Texas Educ. Code 61.086 directs the higher education coordinating board to develop and annually update a uniform strategy to identify, attract, retain and enroll students that reflect the population of this state, and for institutions of higher education to ...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Finance, Governance and Reporting
A.B. 1182
Expresses legislative intent to refine higher education reporting requirements to provide for more effective, manageable and transparent reporting by the higher education segments.

Requests that the University of California notify each high school's governing...

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ORChaptered. Chapter No. 906 08/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Facilities
S.B. 5535
Relates to the use of lottery bonds on a specified river channel deepening project, for higher education capital construction, deferred maintenance, code compliance and safety projects, to provide financial assistance to aid in acquisition, renovation, or main...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
No Automatic Increases
A.B. 12D - Section 6
Provides that no automatic increases will be provided to the University of California, California State University or to state agency operations, including, but not limited to, annual price increases to state
departments and agencies. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Study on Identifying At-Risk College Students
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(A)
Section 371.20.95 (A): In FY 2010, directs the chancellor of the board of regents, in consultation with representatives of state colleges and universities, to conduct a study to identify the socioeconomic, demographic, academic, personal and other factors that...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Three Percent Savings for All State-Assisted Institutions
H.B. 1 - Section 371.70.10
Directs each state-assisted institution of higher education to demonstrate at least a 3% savings through internal efficiencies in each fiscal year. Requires institutions to identify savings to the chancellor of the board of regents, who must certify the amount...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Community College
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Using "Success Points" in Funding Community Colleges
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(C) and 371.20.80(D)(1)
Section 371.20.95(C): Directs the chancellor, in consultation with representatives of state community colleges, to conduct a study on the use of "success points" in allocating appropriations to community colleges in FY 2011. Requires the study to identify "suc...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Allocations
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.80(D)(5), (6), (7), (8), (9), Section 371.20.80(E), (G)
[OF NOTE: Section 371.20.80(D)(5): Of specified postsecondary appropriation items, requires 5% of the FY 2010 appropriation and 10% of the FY 2011 appropriation for university main campuses to be reserved for support of associate, baccalaureate, master's and p...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Funding for Doctoral Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(B) and 371.20.80(D)(2)
Section 371.20.95(B): Directs the chancellor, in consultation with representatives of state universities, to conduct a study on the effectiveness and appropriateness of funding for doctoral programs through the doctoral set-aside as allocated in H.B. 1. Provid...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary State Share of Instruction for FY 2010 and 2011
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.90
Directs the boards of trustees of state-assisted institutions of higher education to restrain increases in in-state undergraduate instructional and general fees, and bars any state-assisted institution from increasing in-state undergraduate instructional and g...

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ILSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.State University Certificates of Participation
H.B. 1200
Creates the State University Certificates of Participation Act. Authorizes the board of any state university to enter into financing agreements to finance capital improvements by selling certificates of participation in the installment payments made under such...

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MOVetoed 06/2009Postsec.Finance
H.B. 3
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/HB3.htm...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Community College
Postsec.
Bonded indebtedness
H.B. 3116
Allows Blue Mountain Community College District, Columbia Gorge Community College District, Southwestern Oregon Community College District, and Rogue Community College District to incur bonded indebtedness for benefit of districts upon approval of voters in di...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 2208
Changes the name of the Department of Higher Education to the Oregon University System; consolidates the majority of funds and accounts of the State Board of Higher Education into a single fund; establishes the Oregon University System Fund for the purpose of ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes, and to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) Develop or support nonprofit organizations' programs that pre...

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TXVetoed 06/2009Postsec.Funding for Certain Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours
S.B. 1343
From Bill Analysis (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/analysis/pdf/SB01343F.pdf):
Students in a four-year institution are required to have 120 credit hours in order to receive their degree. Currently, there is a "30-hour rule" that allows students to t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Developing Programs of the Highest National Rank or Recognition
H.B. 51 - Section 5 and 6
Section 5: Directs the higher education coordinating board biennially to determine the appropriate amount for funding the program in Section 61.0596 (see below, "University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields; Incentive Grants") in the next ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Increasing Stature of Texas Universities
H.B. 51 - Section 12 and 13
Adds Subchapters C, D, F and G to Chapter 62 of the Education Code.

Subchapter C creates the "Research University Development Fund" to provide research universities and emerging research universities with funding to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Definitions and Categories of Research Expenditures
H.B. 51 - Section 19
Directs the higher education coordinating board to study and make recommendations on the appropriate definitions and categories of research expenditures to be applied in determining an institution's eligibility for and distributions from the Research Universit...

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NESigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Research Tax Credits
L.B. 555
Allows any business firm which makes expenditures in research and experimental activities as defined in section 174 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, on the campus of a college or university in this state or at a facility owned by a college or ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Education Stabilization Funding
S.B. 69
Authorizes the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to expend from the Education Stabilization component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Fund the sum of Sixty-eight Million Seven Hundred Ninety-two Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-seven Dolla...

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WASigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 1640
Requires the University of Washington to disclose the names and commitment amounts of the private funds in which it is invested and the aggregate quarterly performance results in its portfolio of investments in such funds; exempts certain finance and commercia...

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ARSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.
Community College
Limits on Academic and Performance Scholarships
S.B. 316
Limits the amount of unrestricted educational and general tuition and fee income a state-supported institution of higher education can spend on academic and performance scholarships.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/SB316.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 03/2009Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges
S.B. 2603
Revises provisions of the Public Community College Act regarding violations by members of related boards. Provides that fees to cover the cost of an application under the Private College Act must be deposited into the Private College Academic Quality Assurance...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Postsecondary finance
H.B. 1074
Increases expenditure authority previously granted to the Board of Regents; designates circumstances in which such authority may be used; appropriates funds.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/HB1074ENR.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009Community College
Postsec.
Technical institutes
S.B. 117
Appropriates funds to the postsecondary technical institutes for program enhancement; requires reporting on funds received.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB117ENR.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 02/2009Postsec.Postsecondary finance
H.B. 155
Relates to higher education matching funds programs; modifies time limitations for eligible donations; eliminates the stated donation period for matching funds eligibility; repeals provisions for reversion of funds; repeals executed provisions. Chapter 52
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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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COApproved by voters 08/2008Community College
Postsec.
Gaming Funds for Community Colleges
Amendment 50
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution concerning limited gaming; allows voters in Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek to vote on extending casino hours of operation, approved games and maximum single bets; provides for distributions from the Limite...

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PASigned into law 07/2008P-12
Postsec.
Budget Bill -
H.B. 1067
Sets the school finance distribution formula based primarily on what it will take for students to meet the state's academic standards. The amount is based largely on the findings of the 2007 Costing-Out Study. Provides for a transferring pupil's disciplinary r...

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HISigned into law 06/2008Postsec.Incentive and Performance Funding
H.B. 2978
Beginning in 2008, directs the University of Hawaii to annually prepare and provide to the legislature an annual incentive and performance report and plan, to assist the legislature in appropriating up to 2% of the university's annual budget to facilitate the ...

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LABecame law without governor's signature 06/2008Postsec.
Community College
Special College and University License Plates
H.B. 1240
Relates to special college and university license plates. Amends present law which requires a royalty fee for the use of an institution's design on a special license plate to be paid to such institution. Provides that the royalty fee is an annual fee. http://w...

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LASigned into law 06/2008Postsec.Alumni Association Financial Statements
H.B. 1184
Provides that any alumni association, alumni foundation, or other private, nonprofit alumni organization that supports a public institution of higher education and that raises $75,000 or less in a fiscal year is not required to have an audit. Requires such an ...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund
H.B. 1018
Establishes the Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund. Authorizes the board of supervisors of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to use such funds for various purposes, including for education directed at refining or developing literacy or o...

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MOVetoed 06/2008Postsec.postsecondary finance
H.B. 2003
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills081/bills/hb2003.htm
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FLRejected by voters 04/2008Community College
Postsec.
Local Tax for Community Colleges
Amend. 8
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding. Requires voter approval to levy the tax. Provides that approved taxes will sunset after 5 yea...

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HISigned into law 04/2008Postsec.University of Hawaii Expenditures
H.B. 2163
Requires the University of Hawaii to preaudit all proposed payments of $10,000 or more to determine the propriety of expenditures and compliance with applicable laws, executive orders, and rules. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/Bills/HB2163_SD1_.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Credit Card Marketing on College Campuses
H.B. 1210
Requires institutions of higher education to develop certain policies regarding credit card marketing activities and merchandising conducted on the campus of an institution of higher education by credit card issuers; provides for certain exemptions from certai...

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MTApproved by voters 04/2008Postsec.Mill Levy for State University System
Ballot Initiative: V. 2
(LR-118) Submits a 6 Mill Levy for support of the Montana University System....

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NESigned into law 04/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community College Funding
L.B. 973
Changes provisions governing distribution of state aid among Nebraska's six community college areas. The total level of state aid appropriated for community college area aid would not be directly impacted. Such appropriations would remain at the discretion of ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.Internal Accounting Controls
H.B. 4118
Concerns Public Funds and Financing; specifies that the present law requirement for each agency of state government to establish and maintain internal accounting and administrative controls applies to institutions of higher education; establishes guidelines fo...

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WVSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.West Virginia Research Trust Fund
S.B. 287
Creates the West Virginia Research Trust Fund to match qualified private donations and pledges to Marshall University and West Virginia University. Seventy percent of the fund is to be used to match donations to West Virginia University and 30% of the funds ar...

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WVSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Higher Education Energy and Water Savings Revolving Loan Fund
H.B. 4434
Creates the Higher Education Energy and Water Savings Revolving Loan Fund proposed by the Governor. Through an initial investment of $7 million, it is anticipated that the higher education institutions will propose, and if approved for a loan, initiate project...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community College Capital Construction Projects
H.B. 81
Increases the amount on new capital construction projects that the community college commission may approve from $50,000 to $100,000. The definition of "new capital construction project" was amended to include previously approved and uncompleted projects which...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Loans to University of Wyoming
H.B. 48
Authorizes the state loan and investment board to make loans to the University of Wyoming and increases the total loan amount authorized from $30 to $60 million. The board must establish interest rates according to current interest rates of similar securities ...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008Postsec.postsecondary finance
H.B. 1226
Provides funds to postsecondary technical institutes
http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx....

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SDVetoed 02/2008Postsec.Postsecondary finance
H.B. 1016
Establishes a new system of funding for the postsecondary technical institutes; requires the Board of Education to evaluate the apportionment and distribution of state funds to the state's postsecondary technical institutes and report its findings and recommen...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Postsecondary finance
S.B. 855
Amends the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947. Amends the definitions of bonds and revenue bonds and the authority of Trustees to make determinations on the interest rate of such bonds. Authorizes the Trustees to loan or advance proceeds of revenue bond...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Financial disclosure
A.B. 262
Relates to extending the repeal date of provisions of existing law that set forth the procedures for the adoption of regulations by the Trustees of a California State University, the directing of each campus of the university and University of California and t...

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ALSigned into law 09/2007P-12
Postsec.
Education Facilities Excellence Act of 2007
H.B. 21
Act 2007-415, HB21, is the Education Facilities Excellence Act of 2007. Authorizes the Alabama Public School and College Authority to sell and issue bonds for capital improvements for the support of public education in an amount of $1,070,585,022. The bulk of ...

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ORIssued 08/2007Community College
Postsec.
Community College Support Fund
Executive Order 07-12
Establishes a new process for calculating the Essential Budget Level for the community college support fund. The process will provide a more accurate picture of resources necessary to fully support community colleges in Oregon.
http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/p...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Fiscal Efficiencies
H.B. 749
Implements fiscal efficiencies within the university system and state government as recommended by the University of North Carolina President's Advisory Committee on Efficiency and Effectiveness (PACE).
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTM...

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TXSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.Contracts
H.B. 3291
House Bill 3291 amends the Education Code to prohibit the board of regents of a public college or university from entering into a contract for a permanent improvement project at the college or university under which the college or university makes contractual ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Higher ed. finance, STEM student loan
H.B. 2791
Relates to establishment of new campuses of the State University System; implements the FY 2007-08 higher education budget; relates to capital projects of, and contracting by, entities of the State Board of Higher Education; expands the tribal community colleg...

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HISigned into law 06/2007Postsec.University Projects and Purposes
S.B. 1154
Enacts a new part in chapter 304A, University of Hawaii, to provide for facilities improvement and university development; repeals existing University of Hawaii facilities improvement and university development law. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Increased Bonding Authority
S.B. 455
Increases revenue bonding authority of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/SB/SB455_EN.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Creation of Tax Increment Areas
S.B. 374
Authorizes the creation of tax increment areas by cooperative agreement between a city and the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada in certain circumstances.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/SB/SB374_EN.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Education Reform Revolving Fund, Access
S.B. 820
Relates to the Education Lottery Trust Fund and higher education. On or after July 1, 2008, twelve percent (12%) of the revenue derived pursuant to this paragraph shall be apportioned monthly to the General Revenue Fund and eighty-eight percent (88%) of such r...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Increase in Funding Generated by Bonds
H.B. 1137
Authorizes the Capitol Improvement Authority, consistent with the statutes pertaining to the State Regents' Endowment Trust Fund, to establish a program to provide for double the amount ($100 million) of advance funding of the state's contribution to endowed c...

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TXVetoed 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Five Year Master Plan for Higher Education
S.B. 1234
From bill analysis: Requires that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's (THECB) master plan be geared toward preparing Texas college students for participating in the public affairs of the state as well as the global economy. This bill requires the m...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Recodification of Higher Education Code
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Recodification of Higher Education Code
Recodifies the law governing higher education. Changes references in provisions that cross reference to the law being recodified. Makes related changes. Repeals obsolete provisions. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commiss...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Postsecondary Financing Authority
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Chapter 16.5
Allows nonprofit colleges and universities in the state to work together to create bonding pools that would allow them to share the risk of borrowing funds. Requires that the funds from the bonds be used either to construct or renovate a school facility or fo...

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MOSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Finance
S.B. 389 [Postsecondary Finance]
Increases the amount of the Bright Flight scholarships from $2,000 to $3,000 beginning with fiscal year 2011. Beginning with fiscal year 2011, students with test scores between the top five percent and the top three percent qualify for a scholarship of $1,000....

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NESigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Community College Foundation and Equalization Aid Act
L.B. 342
Adopts the community college foundation and equalization aid act to be used to provide state aid to community college areas. Amends provisions governing the six areas' property tax levying authority, specifies data elements to be utilized in the computation of...

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NMVetoed 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Finance Board Capital Expendigure Threshold
S.B. 264
Relates to higher education. Provides a threshold amount for capital expenditures. Requires state board of finance approval.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0264.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Annual Appropriations to State's Public Community and Junior Colleges
S.B. 2364
Makes changes to the calculation of state-aid for public junior and community colleges.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2007/html/SB/2300-2399/SB2364PS.htm...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Bond Authorization
H.B. 246
Authorizes bond issuance for institutions of higher learning and community/junior college capital improvements.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2007/html/HB/0200-0299/HB0246SG.htm...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Higher Education Partnerships Appropriation
H.B. 185
Appropriates monies to institutions of higher education in the state to provide increased degree opportunities in high-demand academic areas through partnerships and regional programs. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0185.htm...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.Inviolate Higher Education Funds
S.B. 155
Designates monies within certain higher education accounts, including the Excellence in Higher Education and Hathaway student scholarship endowment funds, as inviolate funds pursuant to article 15, section 20 of the Wyoming Constitution; prohibits expenditure ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College Tax Expenditures
S.B. 58
Allows additional mills or taxes approved on or after April 1, 2007 to be used for the regular support and operation and for
the capital outlay needs of a community college, including facility repair, maintenance, construction and renovation needs. http://leg...

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LAIssued 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Bond Allocation and Student Loans
E.O. 46
Provides an allocation from the 2006 ceiling to be used to finance student loans which, if the student meets certain timely payment requirements, will have interest rates below the interest rates established by the U.S. Department of Education. http://gov.loui...

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WYApproved by voters 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Scholarship & Improvement Funds
V. 3
Proposes an amendment (amendment C) to the Constitution to authorize the creation of permanent funds for two purposes: First, higher education scholarships, which include the current Hathaway scholarship program; and second, improving the quality of higher edu...

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LAApproved by voters 09/2006Postsec.Postsecondary Investment in Stocks
Amendment 10
Proposes an amendment to the constitution to authorize the investment in stocks of up to 35% of the state-funded permanently endowed funds of a public or private college or university. http://www.sos.louisiana.gov:8090/cgibin/?rqstyp=elcms4&rqsdta=093006...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Budget Act'
H.B. 914
Recodifies provisions of the executive budget act and the capital improvement planning act into a state budget act that revises and clarifies the procedures for preparing, enacting and administering the state buget. Requires all state agencies and non-state en...

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NJAdopted 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Incentive Funding Act Rules
NJAC 17:26
Establishes procedures for higher education institutions to apply for State matching funds under the Higher Education Incentive Funding Act, and delineates how and when the matching funds will be distributed to such institutions.
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AZOn 11/07/2006 Ballot. 06/2006Community College
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Community College Funding Ballot Initiative
V. 2 (Prop. 2056)
(PROPOSITION HCR 2056-2006) Amends the State Constitution; relates to local property tax levies and community college districts; provides a limitation on annual increases in local ad valorem tax levies; relates to the 2006 Taxpayer Protection Act; provides tha...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Investment in Stocks
H.B. 830
Authorizes investment in stocks of portion of endowed funds of a public college or university. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=406241...

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COVetoed 05/2006Postsec.Higher Education Financing Task Force
S.B. 209
Concerns the creation of a task force to study the state's system of higher education financing; requires each state institution of higher education to have a program cost assessment completed by a national education finance organization to collect verifiable ...

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GASigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority
S.B. 562
Creates the Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority as a body corporate and politic, an instrumentality of the state, and a public corporation. Gives the authority power to purchase, lease, hold and dispose of property; appoint an executive director; mak...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Pilot Project for Postsecondary Purchasing
S.B. 52
Establishes a pilot project by the state board of regents for the acquisition of supplies, materials, equipment, goods, property, articles, products or services. Directs the board to select two state educational institutions to participate in the project. http...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
Postsec.
Funding for Community Colleges
H.B. 533; SB 357
Alters the Senator John A. Cade Funding Formula for community colleges to allow colleges that are no longer eligible for funding under the size factor component to receive a specified percentage of funding for a specified number of fiscal years.
http://mlis.st...

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MDVetoed 04/2006Postsec.Higher Education Funding Policies
S.B. 998; H.B. 1634
Amends the Maryland Charter for Higher Education to require specified funding policies to allocate State resources comparably and equitably to similarly classified institutions of higher education; requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to ensure th...

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MSSigned into law 02/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Borrowing funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina
S.B. 2701
Authorizes school districts, universities and community colleges to borrow funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/pdf/SB/2700-2799/SB2701SG.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2005Postsec.Definition of Private College for Funding Purposes
A.B. 947
Specifies that, for purposes of obtaining financing under the California Educational Facilities Authority Act, a "private college" also includes a nonprofit affiliate, established on or prior to January 1, 2005, of one or more private colleges, whose sole or p...

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CASigned into law 09/2005Postsec.
Community College
Golden State Scholarshare Trust and Postsecondary Finance
A.B. 961
Makes modifications to the administration and functioning of the Golden State Scholarshare Trust. Deletes the make up payment provision, the participation agreement payment adjustment option for changed circumstances or changes in educational plans, and the pa...

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CASigned into law 09/2005Community College
Postsec.
Health Supervision and Services Fees for Community College Students
A.B. 982
An act to amend Section 76355 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges. Expresses findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the funding of student health services in the California Community Colleges. Deletes the provision exem...

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CAVetoed 09/2005Postsec.Review of Local Fiscal Impact of UC Campuses
A.B. 1690
An act to add Article 4.3 (commencing with Section 92043) to Chapter 1 of Part 57 of the Education Code, relating to municipal services. Expresses legislative findings and declarations on the relationship between the growth of campuses of the University of Cal...

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ORAdopted 07/2005Community College
Postsec.
Community College Distribution Formula
OAR 589-002-0100
Amends rules regarding the community college distribution formula. Provides a financial foundation to support undergraduate and lower-division education, professional technical education, remedial education, local response to workforce training and other educa...

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RIEffective without governor's signature 07/2005Postsec.
Community College
Public Higher Education Academic Excellence and Student Access Endowment Incentive Program
H.B. 5128
Declares that it is the policy of the state to encourage private fundraising for endowed academic chairs and scholarship funds by the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island and to assist such fundraising thro...

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CTSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.University of Connecticut
S.B. 1050
Increases membership of board of trustees for the University of Connecticut from 19 to 21 to reflect additional two ex officio members, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the chairperson of the University of Connecticut Health Center Bo...

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FLVetoed 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Rates and Credit Limits
S.B. 2236
Establishes provisions effective with the postsecondary freshmen of the fall of 2005.

States that undergraduate tuition and fees for state university resident students are established within proviso in the General Appropriations Act or law. Requires each boar...

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FLSigned into law 06/2005Community College
Postsec.
Fee for Capital Improvements, Technology Enhancements and Equipping Student Buildings
S.B. 670
Revises the maximum authorized fee amount a community college can charge for capital improvements, technology enhancements or equipping student buildings to 10 percent of tuition for resident students or 10 percent of the sum of tuition and out-of-state fees f...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Community College
Postsec.
Growth Funding
S.B. 1517 (Section 1)
States that a community college district is not eligible for growth funding unless the most recent audited full-time student equivalent count exceeds the highest audited full-time student equivalent count recorded from and after the 2003-2004 fiscal year.

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Audits of Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment
S.B. 1517 (Section 3)
Requires the full-time equivalent student enrollment reported by each university for the previous fiscal year to be audited annually by the auditor general, beginning in 2006, and for the results of the audit to be reported by the auditor general to the joint ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Limits on Tuition Increases and Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment
S.B. 1517 (Section 12)
Requires the board of regents, by December 31, 2005, to submit a report to the joint legislative budget committee and the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting, on the advisability and options for implementing a tuition structure that limits tu...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Differentiated Tuition and Fees
S.B. 1517 (Section 2)
Requires the board of regents to differentiate tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate students and students who have earned credit hours in excess of the credit hour threshold, except students whose chosen program requires credit hours beyond the cred...

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COSigned by Governor 05/2005Postsec.
H.B. 1341
Subject to the approval of the office of state planning and budgeting ("OSPB") or the Colorado commission on higher education ("commission") and the capital development committee ("CDC"), and the joint budget committee ("JBC"), authorizes state departments and...

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FLSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Use of Lottery Money
H.B. 841
States that eighty percent of all unclaimed lottery prize money must be deposited in the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. Allows these funds to be used to match private contributions received under the postsecondary matching grant programs. Reduces from all...

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FLSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Legislative Approval of Postsecondary Projects
S.B. 2602 (Section 3)
States that no project may be financed by or on behalf of a university or a direct-support organization or through any financing mechanism, including revenue bonds, promissory notes, certificates of participation, lease-purchase agreements, or any other form o...

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INSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Transfer of Courses and Setting Tuition
H.B. 1001 (Section 122-123, 242)
Requires the commission for higher education to establish standards for the transfer of courses between state educational institutions. Requires state educational institutions to set tuition and fee rates for a 2-year period. Adds that the state educational i...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Funding Formula For Universities
S.B. 1082
Creates a funding formula for universities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB1082.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Two Year Colleges Funding Model
S.B. 1083
Concerns a funding formula model for two-year colleges....

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AZTo governor 04/2005Community College
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Community Colleges
H.B. 2619
HB 2619 prohibits a community college district from being eligible for growth funding unless the most recent audited FTSE count exceeds the highest audited FTSE count recorded from and after FY 2003-04.
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NVSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
National Direct Student Loan Program
A.B. 107
Makes supplemental appropriation to University and Community College System of Nevada for matching money for National Direct Student Loan Program for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/bills/AB/AB107_EN.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Uniform Filing Fee
H.B. 1359
An act to increase the uniform filing fee for initiating a cause of action in circuit court and to use the increase to restore legal education funding to the University of Arkansas in support of the law school. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Supplemental Mixed Drink Tax
H.B. 2633
Continues the supplemental 4% mixed drink tax for the benefit of the University of Arkansas Medical Center Fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2633.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Community College
Postsec.
Community College Taxing
S.B. 560
Provides that a community college district is not a taxing unit for the purpose of financing community redevelopment projects. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB560.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.License Plates
S.B. 1110
Expands the Special Motor Vehicle License Plate Program to include the nonpublic institutions Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho; Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho; and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. http://www3.state....

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IDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Funding Equity, Faculty Teaching and Research, and Faculty Turnover
S.B. 1187
Appropriates funds to postsecondary institutions and programs in the state.

"The Legislature agrees with the State Board of Education that achieving funding equity among Idaho's four year institutions of higher education is an important goal. The Legislatur...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.College Tuition Establishment
H.B. 231
Authorizes the state board and the board of regents of the university of Idaho to prescribe fees, but not tuition, for all full-time, resident students enrolled in the University of Idaho; specifies which fees may be prescribed. Authorizes the state board to p...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Student Loan Corporation
H.B. 161
Increases the bonding authority of the Higher Education Student Loan Corporation from one billion, 950 million to five billion dollars. http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/HB161.htm...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Savings Incentive Program
H.B. 102
Modifies the Utah System of Higher Education Code and the Revenue and Taxation Code regarding the Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust, an investment plan used to pay for higher education costs. For example, allows moneys in the Utah Educational Savings Plan Tr...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Investment of Higher Education Institution Endowment
H.B. 255
Makes higher education institution endowment funds subject to investment restrictions contained in the Uniform Management of Institutions Act and removes higher education institution endowment funds from investment restrictions contained in the State Money Man...

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WIVetoed 03/2005P-12
Community College
Postsec.
School District Revenue Limits
A.B. 58
Relates to school district revenue limits and levy limits for cities, villages, towns, counties, and technical college districts. Generally, the bill prohibits a political subdivision from increasing its levy by a percentage that exceeds the percentage change ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Endowments
S.F. 122
From fiscal note: This bill contains an appropriation of $105,000,000 from the BUDGET RESERVE ACCOUNT to the proposed Excellence in Higher Education Endowment Account (Higher Ed. Acct.). This appropriation will be deposited in the Higher Ed. Acct. in 3 deposit...

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IASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.Workforce Development
S.F. 2311
Relates to appropriations for economic development purposes, workforce development field offices, workforce training and economic development funds of community colleges....

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ARReport Issued 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education
N/A
The governor formed the committee to make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature for improving postsecondary education in Arkansas. http://www.arkansas.gov/governor/media/releases/press/11062003-1.html

The Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Educati...

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COSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Higher Education Enterprise Institutions
S.B. 252
Specifies that the governing board of a state institution of higher or group of institutions that are designated as an enterprise may pledge up to 20% of tuition revenues of such an enterprise and all or a portion of a facility construction fee for a contract ...

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LASigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Education
H.B. 899
Relative to private support of public higher education programs, to provide that certain nonprofit corporations are not public or quasi public for any purpose....

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LASigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Higher Education Initiatives Fund
H.B. 619
Provides for use of monies appropriated from the Higher Education Initiatives Fund; provides for transfer of funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund; provides for use of unexpended balances in the Tax Commission Expenses Fund; establishes the 2004 Overcolle...

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MOSigned into law 06/2004P-12
Postsec.
Fund Appropriation
H.B. 1003
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education and the several divisions.

http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills041/biltxt/truly/HB1003T.HTM...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Master Plan for Higher Education
H.B. 2865
Deleted and replaced a previous sub-section of law. Requires development of a master plan for future development of public higher education, including technology centers; requires the master plan to include specific goals, including: (A) Increasing educationa...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Ethics
H.B. 2853
Requires university foundations to adopt codes of ethics and provides procedure for removal of foundation board members who violate such codes. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0879.pdf...

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IASigned into law 05/2004Postsec.College Student Aid Commission
H.F. 2559
Relates to the duties of the College Student Aid Commission and the approval and registration of postsecondary schools by the commission, the Department of Education, and the Secretary of State, and the establishment and collection of fees and chargeable expen...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Administration
S.B. 3121
Relates to Junior Colleges Administration appropriation....

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Support
S.B. 3122
Relates to Junior Colleges support appropriation.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/SB/3100-3199/SB3122PS.htm...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Institution of Higher Learning
S.B. 3120
Relates to a Institution of Higher Learning general support appropriation....

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IDSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education Appropriations
H.B. 768
Appropriates funds to the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho; requires the state board of education to track faculty, nonfaculty exempt and classified employees turnover; provides legislative intent regarding funding e...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Higher Education Endowment Fund
H.B. 1904
Relates to higher education endowments; expands the principal of Oklahoma State Regents' Endowment Fund; authorizes the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority to provide advanced funding for certain education program; authorizes the regents to enter into agree...

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SDSigned into law 02/2004Postsec.Bonded Revenue System
H.B. 1015
Permits the Board of Regents to create a multi- institution bonded revenue system....

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ILVeto Overridden: Restored Items Became Law. 11/2003Postsec.
Community College
Appropriations for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2671
Amends appropriations to the Board of Higher Education, the Department of Public Health, for medical education scholarships, the Mathematics and Science Academy, the Student Assistance Commission, the Community College Board, the public universities and the St...

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HIVetoed 07/2003Postsec.University of Hawaii
S.B. 576
Allows University of Hawaii to use the tuition and fees special fund to promote alumni activities; subjects auditor to restrictions on disclosure of records; requires UH to submit a report to the legislature prior to the 2004 regular session regarding money ex...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Higher Education Appropriation Requirements
H.B. 1543
Amends the State Finance Act. Requires appropriations for higher education to be by separate line items and not by lump sum. Provides that each state-supported institution of higher learning shall provide a financial report to the Governor and the General Asse...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Federal Trust Fund
S.B. 1375
Amends the Public Community College Act. Creates the ICCB Federal Trust Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that money recovered from federal programs for general administration that are received by the Illinois Community College Board shall...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12
Postsec.
Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund Reduction Limits
H.B. 573
Requires total dollar amount of reductions to appropriations from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund resulting from budget adjustments to avoid a deficit to be apportioned equally between the appropriations to the board of regents and the state board...

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LASigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Board of Regents-Tuition Plan
H.B. 1536
Authorizes the Board of Regents to study and formulate a state tuition and fee policy for public postsecondary education institutions....

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ORTo HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS. 07/2003Postsec.Higher Education
H.B. 3243
Creates Joint Higher Education Budgeting Board; directs board to make recommendations to Governor and Emergency Board about appropriate level of higher education funding....

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Termination of Trust Funds
S.B. 818
Relates to the termination of trust funds; terminates specified trust funds within the Education Department; provides for disposition of balances in and revenues of such trust funds; prescribes procedures for termination of such trust funds; declares findings ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 744
Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act with the purpose of the Act to make changes relating to education that are necessary to implement the State's FY2004 budget. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions by increasing the foundation...

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MESigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Higher Education Loan PurchaseSAME AS: 1625
S.P. 579
Creates Higher Education Loan Purchase Program; allows the Governor to designate a State agency as a secondary market for higher education loans; designates the Finance Authority as the State secondary market; authorizes issuance of tax exempt bonds to finance...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Higher Education Foundations
H.B. 1411
Requires that expenditures of higher education foundation benefiting state institution of higher education comply with applicable laws, policies and procedures for expenditures by beneficiary state institution; requires all annual reports and financial records...

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Education Finance
S.B. 28
Repeals the Teacher Recruitment Initiative Program, administered by the Sacramento County Office of Education, which awards competitive grants to operate regional recruitment centers that focus on recruiting teachers to low-performing schools. Makes the Govern...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Higher Education Funding
S.F. 675
Relates to higher education; appropriates funds to the higher education services office, the board of trustees of the state colleges and universities, the board of regents of the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Medical Foundation; makes changes to the sta...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Higher Education Services
S.B. 172
In terms of program funding, according to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the FY-04 appropriations in SB 172* fully fund the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) but result in reductions for Endowed Chairs, Oklahoma Tuition and Gran...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Postsecondary Finance
H.B. 2343
Concerns financing of certain post secondary municipal educational institutions; relates to out-district tuition and tax levies. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/2343.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Higher Education Technology Enhancement Fund
H.B. 391
Relates to higher education; creates the technology enhancement fund; provides matching funds to research universities for innovative applied research to create new products and production processes; gives rules for state research universities to apply for gra...

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COSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Annual Allowable Cash Funds
S.B. 189
Concerns the annual allowable cash funds for state supported institutions of higher education; adds funds received from student financial aid, tuition assistance, and scholarships to the maximum amount of cash funds that may be raised, spent, or transferred to...

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COSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Colorado Student Obligation Bond
H.B. 1048
Concerns authorization to move moneys from the Colorado Student Obligation Bond Authority Fund to funds established for the future payment of higher education expenses....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Higher Learning Institutions Funds Appropriation
S.B. 2844
Amends appropriation to delete certain funds appropriated and re-appropriated contingent on Ayers settlement for Institutions of Higher Learning. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2003/html/SB/2800-2899/SB2844SG.htm...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Ayers Settlement Fund
S.B. 2754
Extends date for establishment of Ayers Settlement Fund for continuing educational enhancement and racial diversity, including recruitment of white students and scholarships for white applicants, at named historically black universities in Mississippi. http://...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
Postsec.
Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education
H.B. 650
Establishes full-time program of internal auditing at specific state postsecondary institutions, including various community/junior colleges, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, and the department of education. Requires each specifi...

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VASigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Higher Education
H.B. 1704
Directs the governing body of each public institution of higher education to provide the State Council of Higher Education annual data indicating the apportionment and amounts of state general fund appropriations that the relevant institution expends by catego...

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MTSigned into law 02/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Funding
H.B. 23
Allows the use of the prior 3-year average enrollment to calculate reversions for funded resident enrollment growth in community colleges. http://www.ecs.org/html/offsite.asp?document=http://leg.state.mt.us/ http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/FNPDF/HB0023....

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 12/2002Postsec.Support for self-improvement reduced
OAR 589-002-0100
Reduces support for self-improvement classes (except those related to workforce development and health) by half for the remainder of the academic year. Relates to rules that govern the funding formula to codify the reduction. OREGON REG 24048 (SN)...

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AZApproved by voters 11/2002P-12
Postsec.
Community College
School and Community College District Expenditure Limitations
Proposition 104
(HCR 2002 OF 2002) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment; Relates to school and community college district expenditure limitations. Exempts funds received from the sales tax for education passed by voters in 2000 and funds received from the Permanent School Tru...

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AZRejected by voters 11/2002Postsec.Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002
Proposition 200
Creates the Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002; allows Indian tribes to contribute a portion of gaming revenues to fund college scholarships and to provide additional resources for elderly care. (http://www.sosaz.com/...

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HIApproved by voters 11/2002P-12
Postsec.
Use the proceeds from bonds to assist private elementary/secondary schools & colleges/universities
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2
Proposes a Constitutional amendment to allow the State to issue Special Purpose Revenue Bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist not-for-profit private elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities; allows the State to combine in...

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KSAdopted 11/2002Postsec.Excess Contributions/Withdrawals
KAR 3-2-2, -3
Establishes rules considering the adoption of proposed amended rules and regulations of the Kansas State Treasurer on a permanent basis. Implements the Kansas postsecondary education savings program (known as Learning Quest). Addresses both regulations are pro...

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NJTo ASSEMBLY Committee on STATE GOVERNMENT. 11/2002P-12
Postsec.
Automated Bids and Purchasing
A.B. 3009
Directs the State Treasurer to establish an automated bid access and purchasing information to be known as the Vendor Information Program to allow bidders to acces information related to bidding on contracts awarded by the State and its political subdivisions ...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Establishing rules for procurements
HB 572
Authorizing the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County to conduct noncompetitive negotiations for specified procurements, contracts in amounts not exceeding $100,000; establishing procurements by noncompetitive negotiation as an excepti...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Grants to community colleges
HB 179
Altering the fiscal year in which unrestricted grants of specified amounts shall be distributed to the boards of each small community college; requiring that Allegany College of Maryland and Garrett Community College receive additional unrestricted grants in t...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community college grants
HB 179
Provides for certain unrestricted grants to be provided to the Board of certain small community colleges....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Regarding liquor industry providing financial assistance to an institute of higher education that holds a liquor license
SB 4
An act to allow the liquor industry to provide financial assistance to institutions of higher education regardless of whether they hold a liquor license....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Supplemental appropriation for Higher Education
HB 1426
Provides supplemental appropriation for higher education....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Appropriations for Higher Education
SB 52
An act concerning the repeal of provisions allocating certain moneys appropriated to the Department of Local Affairs from the waste tire recycling development cash fund for the Colorado Commission of Higher Education....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Appropriations for Department of Higher Education
HB 1371
Provides for supplemental appropriations to the Department of Higher Education....

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of Vocational Education Funds to Community Colleges
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Changes recipient of at least 15% of federal vocational and applied technological education monies (including Carl Perkins funds) received from "state board of directors for community colleges" to Arizona "community college districts[.]" Specifies that provisi...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
Postsec.
School Funding
H.B. 4879
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Code Re-Write: District, Community College, and University Uniform Records and Accounts
S.B. 20E
Requires state department rules re: accounts and financial records of districts, community colleges and universities to adhere to the requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) for State and Local Government, that financial accounts inc...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Code Re-Write: State and Local Budget Systems, K-12 and Postsecondary
S.B. 20E
Requires state board to submit a K-20 legislative budget request annually to the governor and general assembly; requires a state board-approved budget system to exist in every district, community college and university; and for every district board, community ...

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MSEnacted 05/2002Postsec.Authorizes bonds for capital improvements
SB 3197
The Act authorizes the issuance of state general obligation bonds for the purpose of making capital improvements for institutions of higher learning, state agencies and community and junior colleges. Authorizes the preplanning of certain facilities and amends...

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MEEnacted-interim 04/2002Postsec.An act to give the technical college system bonding authority
HB 1362
An act to give the Maine Technical College System limited revenue bonding authority. Aggregate principal of outstanding bonds not to exceed $35,000,000 at any one time not including temporary and renewal notes....

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MSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Bonds for Mississippi Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 3197
Issues bonds for four-year and community/junior college capital improvements. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2002/html/SB/3100-3199/SB3197SG.htm...

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MSEnrolled 04/2002Postsec.An act to require the state board for community and junior colleges to conduct a study of the state funding structure regarding community and junior colleges
HB 1612
An act providing that the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges shall contract with an outside firm to study the state funding formula for community and junior colleges. The study shall have the following specific outcomes: evaluate the validity of t...

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WVPassed 04/2002Postsec.Responsibilities of Compact with Higher Education for the Future of West Virginia
HB 4362
Amends and reenacts code. Requires commission to develop budget for state higher education system and submit it to the governor by September 1. Lists what must be included in the budget (amount of institutional operating budgets and budget appropriation for ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12
Postsec.
Ayers Settlement Fund for endowments to HBCUs
H.B. 1446
Relates to Ayers Settlement Fund for endowments to historically black state institutions of higher learning; extends date by which the settlement agreement must be finalized to trigger creation of the Fund....

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NMSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Faculty Endowment Fund
S.B. 14
Creates the Faculty Endowment Fund; provides matching funds to create endowed chairs, professorships and faculty development programs to attract and retain the highest quality faculty. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Investments by Higher Education Institutions
H.B. 1322
, Relates to the investment of state funds; authorizes the investment of stocks or certain funds of institutions of higher education or their management boards....

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ALSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
State Education Budget
H.B. 307
Appropriates for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama, for debt service, and for capital outlay for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.

See the attached budget below....

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KSSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Kansas Postsecondary Education Savings Program Trust Fund
H.B. 2017
The Kansas postsecondary education savings program trust fund is established in the state treasury. Such savings trust fund shall consist of moneys deposited by depositors in accordance with this act, moneys acquired from governmental and private sources and s...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Higher Education Budgets - Use of Enrollment Figures
H.B. 505
Requires the Board of Regents to use a 3 year average enrollment in budget preparation....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Submitting Community College Budgets
H.B. 421
Session Law Number 112. Modifies the procedure for submitting local budgets to the State Board of Community Colleges for approval. Capital outlay requested funds are to be submitted to the local tax-levying authority. The local tax-levying authority approve...

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MDSigned by Governor 04/2001Postsec.Increasing the bonding authority for the University System of Maryland
H.B. 1263
Increasing to $875,000,000, the bonding authority for the University System of Maryland; approving certain projects for the acquisition, development, and improvement of certain academic facilities for the University System of Maryland; and approving the issuan...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
Audits
H.B. 87
Relates to public money; provides for stratified or statistical pre- and post-audits; requires quarterly reports from local public bodies, school districts and certain institutions or higher education....

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WASigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Authorizing four-year public institutions of higher education to participate with the state in investing surplus funds
H.B. 1623
Authorizes four-year public institutions of higher education to participate with the state in investing surplus funds. Provides that, if authorized by statute, local ordinance, or resolution, a local government official or financial officer or his or her desi...

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WVSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Authorizes higher education rules
S.B. 724
Bill authorizes legislative rules for higher education board of trustees board of directors and policy commission, reduced tuition and fee program for state residents who are at least sixty-five and higher education finance policy....

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IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12
Postsec.
Land Exchange Program
H.B. 348
Provides for an exchange of certain endowment lands, managed by the Board of Land Commissioners, which are adjacent to the Idaho State University/University of Idaho Center for Higher Education, with lands of equivalent market value owned by the Board of Educa...

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IDSigned into law 02/2001Postsec.Idaho Promise Scholarship, Category B.
S.B. 1034
From the text of the legislation:

"This appropriation would fund the new Category B scholarships at the maximum award of $ 250 per semester for a total of four semesters for students graduating from an accredited Idaho high school with a grade point average o...

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OKRejected by voters 11/2000P-12
Postsec.
State Question 684
V. 1
STATE QUESTION 684 (SJR 2-2000) Amends the State Constitution; removes restrictions on the Permanent School Fund relative to common schools and universities and colleges; removes the requirement that certain monies be held as trust funds; allows the Commission...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Energy Conservation
S.B. 1299
Chapter No.536, Extends the operation of the State Energy Conservation Assistance Account to January 1, 2011. Requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to enter into agreement with the Regents of the University of California, ...

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12
Postsec.
State Financing Issues
S.B. 1894
Appropriates a specified sum from the General Fund and the State Transportation Fund to the Controller. Allocates from the General Fund, a specified sum for the payment of certain claims by local agencies and school districts for reimbursement for state mandat...

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OKOn 11/07/2000 ballot 07/2000P-12
Postsec.
School Land Trust
V. 1, SB 1348
STATE QUESTION 684 (SJR 2-2000) Amends the State Constitution; removes restrictions on the Permanent School Fund relative to common schools and universities and colleges; removes the requirement that certain monies be held as trust funds; allows the Commission...

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Computer Grant Program
A.B. 2882
Establishes the Education Technology Grant Program to provide one time grants to school districts and charter schools to acquire or lease computers for instructional purposes. Requires the Office of the Secretary for Education to administer the application pro...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Prepaid College Program - Transfer to Tech. School
S.B. 130
Provides for transfer of Florida Prepaid College Program benefits to certain applied technology diploma programs and vocational certificate programs; requires direct-support organization to operate under written contract with the board; allows Florida Prepaid ...

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HISigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Department of Education Budget Rules
H.B. 1873
Authorizes the Department of Education (DOE) to retain and expend a portion of all indirect overhead reimbursements for discretionary grants; establishes a federal grants search and application revolving fund; provides the DOE with autonomy over the administra...

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HIVetoed 06/2000Postsec.University Budget Carry-over
H.B. 2062
Allows University of Hawaii to carry over funds from one year to the next....

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
State Board's Ability to Adjust Payments
H.B. 2917
Amends the School Code; prohibits the State Board of Education from making audit adjustments to general state aid claims paid in fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 based upon the claimant's failure to provide a minimum of 5 clock hours of daily instructio...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.appropriations for postsecondary
S.B. 984
Relates to revenue and taxation and higher education. Appropriates to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education $634,890,903 from the general fund to increase faculty salaries 3% and to correct deferred maintenance in public postsecondary institutions ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Postsecondary Capital Construction
H.B. 2249
Relates to revenue and taxation and higher education. Appropriates $634,890,903 from the general fund to increase faculty salaries 3% and to correct deferred maintenance in public postsecondary institutions throughout the state....

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Funding Formula for Community Colleges
H.B. 311
Provides that certain unrestricted higher education grants shall be distributed to certain small community colleges in a certain fiscal year; providing that the grant amounts shall increase in subsequent fiscal years depending on the increase in the amount of ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Student Fees
S.B. 1305
Raises cap on library automation and materials fee in regard to higher education....

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CADied 03/2000P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Proposition 26
V. 15
PROPOSITION 26; Authorizes schools, community college districts, and county education offices that evaluate safety, class size, information technology needs to issue bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities if ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Community College Funding
H.B. 26
Relates to Joint Education Interim Committee; relates to community colleges; modifies budgeting process, distribution and use of funds for community colleges; specifies use of certain funds; making conforming amendments; provides for implementation of a fundin...

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