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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Finance--Revenue and Expenditures


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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.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
K-12 and Higher Ed. Exemptions from State and Local Sales and Use Tax
H.B. 129
Clarifies and confirms that the gross proceeds of sales to or the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property by private schools, colleges, and universities located in Alabama are exempt from state and local sales and use tax, as are lunch...

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TNSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Higher Ed Funding
S.B. 975
Requires that, prior to being submitted to the general assembly, all requests for funding certain higher education projects for a board of regents or University of Tennessee member institution be reviewed and acted upon through existing procedures governing...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Higher educational institutions; unfunded scholarships.
H.B. 1137
Adds graduate assistants to the number of graduate students used to calculate the total value of unfunded scholarships annually awarded to graduate students and clinical faculty.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1137ER+pdf...

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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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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Commission Duties
H.B. 3120 (Section 2)
Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to coordinate program approval and adopt rules governing distribution of appropriations to state colleges and universities, as observed under ORS 352.002. Directs HECC to advise the legislature, governor,...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Financial Aid Technical Assistance
A.B. 94 - Financial Aid Technical Assistance
From bill summary: Authorizes the student aid commission to enter into an agreement with a public agency of a state other than California, or a private entity related to an agency of another state, to assist the other agency or entity in implementing financial...

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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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ORTo voters 07/2013Postsec.Amendment to Allow Indebtedness to Finance the Corpus of the Oregon Student Opportunity Fund
S.J.R. 1
Allows for a question to be placed on the next ballot that would allow voters to approve a bond initiative with the proceeds going to the "Oregon Student Opportunity Fund". This fund could be used to assist students with the cost of higher education.
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LAPassed 06/2013Postsec.Considerations in Postsecondary Education Funding Formula
S.C.R. 48
Requests that the board of regents consider institutions' efforts to effect successful articulation and transfer policies when allocating funds through the postsecondary education funding formula. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=851770&n=SCR4...

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NDSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Postsecondary Funding
S.B. 2200
From the fiscal note: Establishes a formula to fund the ongoing operations of the State's 11 institutions of higher education on a per completed student credit hour basis. Weighting factors include instructional program classification codes, credit completion ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Property and Mineral Interests on Texas A&M University Main Campus
H.B. 2892
Permits the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System to dispose of real property and mineral interests on any portion of the original main campus of Texas A&M University. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/HB02892F.pdf#navpanes=...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013P-12
Postsec.
Dual Enrollment Costs
S.B. 740
Prohibits a public institution of higher education from charging tuition to a dually enrolled student. Requires the local board of education to pay a specified amount for up to four courses in which the student is enrolled. For each course in excess of four, t...

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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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PASigned into law 02/2013Postsec.Monetary Penalties Imposed by Consent Decree Agreements
S.B. 187 (Act No. 1)
This legislation applies to an institution of higher education that, pursuant to an agreement with a governing body, pays a monetary penalty of at least $10,000,000 in installments over a time period in excess of one year to be used for a specific purpose. In ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges Funding From Liquor Funds
H.B. 385
Clarifies that only liquor funds are deposited to the state junior
college account, and that these funds are to be distributed by the liquor division directly to the
community colleges on a quarterly basis. http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/H0385.p...

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SCSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.The South Carolina Higher Education Efficiency & Administrative Policies Act of 2011
S.B. 172

Transparency and Efficiency
Requires each public institution of higher learning to maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. Provides that the register must be prominently...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Budget Review/Gift Ban for School Board Members
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Removes the requirement that the commissioner of education review the budgets for school districts and Florida College System institutions. Removes the requirement that the state department of education approve school board budgets. Requires school districts t...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Financial Transparency/Faculty Rights
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Requires colleges to develop on a publically accessible Internet site a comprehensive report categorizing all institutional general fund expenditures. Provides that a college must not take disciplinary action against an employe...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Legislative Appropriations Requests Process
S.B. 5 - Higher Education Legislative Appropriations Requests Process
Directs the offices of the governor and the legislative budget board, in consultation with public institutions of higher education, to review the forms for higher education legislative appropriations requests to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, pr...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Uniform Reporting Requirements
S.B. 1292
Requires, beginning October 1, 2011, the Chief Financial Officer to conduct workshops with state agencies, local governments, educational entities, and entities of higher education to gather information pertaining to uniform reporting requirements. Requires th...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Presentation of Expenditure Data
H.B. 1017
Requires state-supported institutions of higher education to present expenditure data on a Web site operated by the institution. The website must be updated annually and retain data for each fiscal years for 10 years, starting with 2013 fiscal year. "Expenditu...

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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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SDSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Performance improvement fund
H.B. 1235
Creates a special fund known as the Board of Regents performance improvement fund. All monies in this fund are dedicated for the purposes of leveraging non-state grant funding for research infrastructure and improving postsecondary students' academic success. ...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Reporting by California Community Colleges
A.B. 1713
From bill analysis: Authorizes the California Community Colleges (CCC) to consolidate annual reports on concurrent enrollment and special admits into a single report and changes the due date from November 1 to March 1. Changes the due date from May 1 to July 1...

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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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