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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Governance and Structures


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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
NHSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Regulating Private Postsecondary Career Schools
S.B. 221
Allows the higher education commission to regulate, approve, and adopt rules for private postsecondary career schools. Amends the definition of a private postsecondary career school and the exceptions from that definition. Authorizes the higher education commi...

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AKTo governor 04/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Commission, Financial Aid, Immunizations
S.B. 195
Commission Membership -- Clarifies that the member of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (commission) representing a private higher education institution must be from a nonprofit institution and is appointed by the governor. Expands commission me...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Private Career School Advisory Council
S.B. 111
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a Private Career School Advisory Council to review all new private career school applications and make recommendations to the secretary of higher educatin before a school is given initial approval....

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OKVetoed 04/2014Postsec.Open records; Business information Kept by Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 1577
Deletes obsolete language but also adds the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to the list of entities authorized to keep certain records (provided in statute) confidential.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/SB/SB1577%20ENR.PDF...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Post-secondary Oversight Council
H.B. 3025
Repealed the Post-secondary Oversight Council.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB3025%20ENR.PDF...

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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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ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Higher Education Omnibus
S.B. 1525
From analysis: Grants the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) authority to enter into and administer interstate agreements regarding provision of post-secondary distance education.

Clarifies the relationship between HECC and the Oregon Education ...

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VASigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Interstate Reciprocity Agreements- SARA
H.B. 467
Authorizes the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to enter into interstate reciprocity agreements authorizing postsecondary distance education. SCHEV will administer the agreements and will approve or disapprove participation in the agreeme...

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WASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Change from State Funding to Fee-based Program
H.B. 1669
When a decision is being considered to change a degree program that is supported by state funding to a self-supporting, fee-based program, a public baccalaureate institution must: 1) publicly notify prospective students, including notification in admission off...

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WVVetoed 03/2014Postsec.Appointments to Higher Education Commissions, Councils and Boards
S.B. 426
Amends and reenacts 18B-1B-2 and 8B-2A-1, 8B-2B-4, all relating to higher education governance. For the Higher Education Policy Commission, modifies appointment procedures for at-large positions. (If the Governor intends to reappoint an at-large member for a s...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Relationship of Institutional Boards to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission
S.B. 270
Provides for the establishment of institutional boards for public universities in the Oregon University System. Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to submit an annual report on each university with a governing board. The evaluation ...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Constitution of Institutional Governing Boards
S.B. 270
Provides for the establishment of institutional boards for public universities in the Oregon University System. Allows the governor to appoint all of the 11 to 15 members of the local governing board, subject to the confirmation of the state senate. Each boa...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Duties of Institutional Governing Boards
S.B. 270
Requires institutional governing boards to enter into an achievement compact with the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). Charges governing board with (1) adopting a mission statement for the university and forwarding the statement to the Higher Educati...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Special Committee on University Governance and Operations
S.B. 270
Creates the committee, which consists of 10 members: four appointees each from the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, and two appointees from the governor who also are members of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). The special committ...

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CASigned into law 06/2013P-12
Postsec.
Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program
S.B. 71 - Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program
From bill summary: Establishes the Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program (program). Authorizes the department of general services to structure, administer, and maintain the program, the state's centralized financing program available f...

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COSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Calculation of "Colorado Scholars" in Resident vs. Nonresident Student Ratios
H.B. 1320
Defines "Colorado Scholar" as an in-state student who is designated as such by the state-supported institution of higher education. Provides an eligible student must graduate in top 10% of student's high school class or graduate with a minimum 3.75 GPA, have c...

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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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NVSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Community College Finance & Governance Study
S.B. 391
Creates an interim study committee to review national best practices of governance and funding methods for community colleges; examine effective relationship among local school districts, workforce development, and community colleges to make more graduates wor...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Authorizations to Operate Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 1103
Creates and enacts chapter 15-18.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to authority of the state board of higher education to provide authorizations to operate postsecondary educational institutions offering instruction at the associate in arts level or...

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MTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Eliminates Local Executive Boards for University Campuses
H.B. 318
Removed the Board of Regents' power to confer upon the executive board of each of the units of the system authority that may be
considered expedient relating to immediate control and management, other than authority relating to financial matters or the selecti...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Identifies Public Purpose and Goals of Postsecondary Education and Provides Funding for Higher Education
S.B. 5
Establishes the public purpose of postsecondary education and outlines the goals of postsecondary education which are to increase the number of graduates for the state's workforce and growth capacity of the state's economy by increasing the skills of the state...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.California State University Regulations
A.B. 2126
From bill summary: Extends repeal date to January 1, 2018 for provisions setting forth a procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by the trustees, and requiring the trustees to follow that procedure rather than the procedure set forth in...

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PASigned into law 07/2012Postsec.Commonwealth Higher Education Modernization Act
H.B. 1343
Authorizes state-owned universities and the employees thereof to enter into certain agreements with university foundations. Permits universities other than the Indiana University of Pennsylvania to offer applied doctorates (does not apply to Doctor of Philosop...

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HISigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Hawaii Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
S.B. 243
Establishes the Hawaii Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (Hawaii WICHE). Allows Hawaii WICHE to establish a repayment policy for students who receive financial support from funds appropriated by the legislature for the Hawaii professional stude...

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PASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Collection of Voluntarily Provided Information
H.B. 1901 - Sections 118 & 221.1
Adds to the list of identifying information that the Department of Education is allowed to collect from institutions of higher education by including informatmion that is voluntarily provided by the institution. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Pub...

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MDSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board
H.B. 362
Establishes the Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board to support the development of higher education in two rural counties in Maryland. Requires representatives on Board to include members from the regional business industries and from the county...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
H.B. 5201 - Baccalaureate Degree Programs
From final bill analysis: removes the exemption from state board of education approval for baccalaureate degree programs to be offered by a Florida College System Institution. All baccalaureate degree programs will have to be approved by the state board of edu...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Planning and Performance
H.B. 7135 - Postsecondary Planning and Performance
Directs the state board to identify enrollment and graduation expectations by baccalaureate degree program, and requires this and other tasks to be annually submitted to the legislature as part of the board's legislative budget request. Directs the board of go...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Approval of Baccalaureate Degree Programs
H.B. 7135 - Approval of Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Requires a Florida College System institution's notice of intent to propose a baccalaureate degree program to include, as part of description of workforce demand and unmet need for graduates of the program, evidence from entities independent of the institution...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Regulation of For-Profit Postsecondary Educational Institutions
H.B. 308
Repeals and reenacts KRS 165A.340 to abolish the Kentucky Board for Proprietary Education and create the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education. Establishes commission membership and prescribes powers and duties. Directs the commission to hire an executi...

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WISigned into law 04/2012Postsec.
Community College
Membership of Technical College Board(s)
S.B. 275
Establishes and requires the governing board for the Milwaukee area technical college to include 9 members who are residents of the district, 7 of whom are residents of Milwaukee County. Five of those 7 are to represent employers -- 3 of whom represent employ...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Special Committee on University Governance
H.B. 4061
Establishes the the Special Committee on University Governance to review, discuss and analyze issues of governance within and outside of the higher education system; to promote accountability, administrative streamlining and the ability to provide the best qua...

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WASigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Meeting Procedures of the Boards of Institutions of Higher Education.
H.B. 2313
Requires the boards of trustees and the boards of regents of institutions of higher education to: (1) Follow procedures for open public meetings in the open public meetings act; and
(2) Provide time for public comment at each meeting.http://apps.leg.wa.gov/doc...

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WASigned into law 03/2012Community College
Postsec.
Allowing Appointment of Student Members on the Boards of Trustees of Community Colleges
S.B. 5217
Authorizes a college district board of trustees to establish a sixth trustee that shall be filled by a student. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5217-S.PL.pdf...

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WISigned into law 12/2011Postsec.Composition of Board of Regents
S.B. 28
Amends 15.91 of the statutes regarding composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. At least one of the citizen members is required to reside in each of the state's congressional districts (14 citizen members total).
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NDSigned into law 11/2011Postsec.Team Logo and Nickname
S.B. 2370
Allows the University of North Dakota to complete the directive of the State Board of Higher Education and to meet the terms of the 2007 settlement agreement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association by transitioning away from the current nickname and ...

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TXAdopted 11/2011Postsec.Revisions to Approved Programs
19 TAC 5.55
From Texas Register: Requires institutions of higher education to submit requests to the higher education coordinating board for revisions to programs already on their approved program inventories. In particular, provides that revisions that result in a reduct...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Participation in Student Government
A.B. 844
From bill summary: Provides that any student, including a person without lawful immigration status, or a person who is exempt from nonresident tuition, as described in statute, may serve in any capacity in student government at the California State University ...

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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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CASigned into law 07/2011Community College
Postsec.
Community College Oversight of Instruction
A.B. 1029
Extends to January 1, 2014 deletion of requirement that the board of governors of the California Community Colleges review and approve courses of instruction that are not offered as part of an educational program approved by the board of governors. Extends to ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Planning Commission for Higher Education
S.B. 858 - Postsecondary Provisions
Existing law creates the Blue Ribbon Commission to develop and implement a strategic master plan for higher education in the state. Renames the commission the Planning Commission for Higher Education. Repeals the existing parameters for the master plan to be d...

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LASigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Higher Education System Reorganization
S.B. 266
Transfers the University of New Orleans to the University of Louisiana System. Addresses facilities, resources, funds, obligations, and functions of the institution and related foundations. Addresses the transition responsibilities of the impacted institution ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Commission
S.B. 242
Creates Higher Education Coordinating Commission.Grants commission authority to coordinate higher education policy with Oregon University System and community colleges. Abolishes Office of Degree Authorization within Oregon Student Assistance Commission and t...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12
Postsec.
Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)
S.B. 909
Establishes the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) to oversee a unified public education system. Defines OEIB membership, governance and duties. Requires the OEIB to appoint a Chief Education Officer who serves at the pleasure of the board. Establishes E...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions
H.B. 7151
Establishes the Higher Education Coordinating Council and directs the council to make recommendations on: (1) The primary core mission of public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in the context of state access demands and economic development ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Community College
Postsec.
Creates New Community College
S.B. 69
Creates the Northshore Technical Community College. Addresses the management, supervision, operation of the institution. Address program offerings, and awarding of certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Addresses duties and responsibilities of the Board of Regen...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Governance Study
H.C.R. 184
Urges and requests the Board of Regents to create a commission to study the governance, management, and supervision of public postsecondary education and to submit to the legislature a plan for reorganization of the governance, management, and supervision of p...

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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.Career Schools and Colleges
H.C.R. 129
Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HC00129F.pdf#nav...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Institutions Authorized to Operate Educational Programs Beyond Secondary Education
H.J.R. 130
Clarifies that the state meets U.S. Department of Education requirements concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the state that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including pr...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Student Fee Advisory Committee Meetings and Recommendations
S.B. 5 - Student Fee Advisory Committee Meetings and Recommendations
Existing Sections 54.5031 and 54.5032 providing for student fee advisory committee meetings. New provisions require that such committees conduct meetings at which a quorum is present in a manner that is open to the public and in accordance with procedures pres...

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GASigned into law 05/2011Community College
Postsec.
State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia
H.B. 49
Changes the name of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education to the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/116879.pdf...

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HISigned into law 05/2011Postsec.University of Hawaii Board of Regents
S.B. 1386
Allows for the election of up to two vice-chairpersons of the University of Hawaii board of regents and requires the board to elect any vice-chairperson and chairperson at a meeting held before July 1. Clarifies the start dates of the terms of a board chairper...

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INVetoed 05/2011Postsec.Board of Trustee Membership
H.B. 1177
Modifies the manner in which alumni members of the Indiana University board of trustees are elected. Requires all of the members of the board of trustees for Indiana University to be citizens of the United States. Requires a majority of the members of the boar...

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MOSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Governance
H.B. 174
Repeals sections 172.030, 173.005, and 174.450 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to higher education governing boards. Currently, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the University of Missouri ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Authorization, Academic or Professional Postsecondary Educational Institution Offering Credentials
H.B. 1092
Provides that the State Board for Career and Technical Education may authorize the operation of an academic or professional postsecondary educational institution that offers educational credentials only upon approval by the director of the Department of Career...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
P-20 Council Task Force
S.B. 206
Creates until November 1, 2011, the P-20 Council Task Force. The 9- member task force must study the feasibility, value and structure of a P-20 council or educational partnership that would assure a seamless system of education that maximizes achievements of a...

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WAPartial veto 05/2011Postsec.Governance
S.B. 5182
Establishes the office of student financial assistance and the council for higher education by eliminating the higher education coordinating board and transferring its functions to various entities.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/S...

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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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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Duties of Higher Ed Policy Commission/Tuition Increases/Graduation Rates
S.B. 330
Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Sets deadlines in coming years for working toward fulfilling pay levels included in a state-determined salary schedule. Provides that a tutition and fee increase greate...

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MTPassed 04/2011Postsec.Posttenure Review
S.J.R. 11
A joint resolution urging the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education to require ongoing posttenure review for Montana University teachers and urging the Board of Regents to require university presidents or chancellors to report to the Board of Regents on...

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NDSigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Non-voting Member of the State Board of Higher Education
H.B. 1213
Requires the staff senate to annually appoint one individual to serve as an adviser to the state board of higher education. The adviser may attend and participate in all meetings of the state board but may not vote.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/do...

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IDSigned into law 03/2011Community College
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Trustees of Community College
S.B. 1107
Amends existing law relating to trustees of community college districts and election campaign contributions and expenditures to provide provisions relating to the application of laws relating to certain election campaign contributions and expenditures. Candida...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education
A.C.R. 184
Expresses the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education's recommendation that its existence be extended into the 2011–12 regular session, until November 30, 2012.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/acr_184_bill_20100914_cha...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.Live Audio Transmission of Postsecondary Meetings
A.B. 1436
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the trustees of the California State University, the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the Student Aid Commission, and requests the regents of the University of California, to...

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CASigned into law 08/2010Postsec.Master Plan for Higher Education
A.B. 1901
Amends 66002, regarding the state Master Plan for Higher Education, to reference "Appreciating Our Past, Ensuring Our Future: A Public Agenda for Public Higher Education in California," the report of the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education....

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NYSigned into law 08/2010Postsec.Higher Education Services Corporation
A.B. 8220/S.B. 4199
Amends membership of the board of trustees of the higher education services corporation [http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/HESC/About_HESC]. Adds as member a current full-time student at an independent institution of higher education in the state. http://assembl...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.Repeals Florida College System Task Force
HB 7037 - Sec 22
Repeals Section 1004.87 creating the Florida College System Task Force. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7037er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=7037&Session=2010...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Adult Education
S.B. 297
Eliminates the division of adult and community education within the Dept. of Education and transfers the responsibility for adult education programs from Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to Louisiana Board of Supervisors for Community and Tec...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Video-Streamed Meetings
H.B. 2474
Requires meetings of the state board of education, the Tennessee higher education commission, the Tennessee board of regents and the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee system to be video-streamed over the Internet. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Council
H.B. 7237 - Sec. 13
Creates the Higher Education Coordinating Council (the council) for the purposes of identifying unmet needs and facilitating solutions to disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs and the establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers; prov...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Revises Powers and Duties of the Board of Governors
HB 7237
Revises the powers and duties of the board of governors ("the board"); provides that board has authority to regulate the state university system and may adopt regulation and develop procedure for the board and university boards of trustees to use in implementi...

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TXAdopted 05/2010Postsec.Career Opportunity Grant Program
19 TAC 22.181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188
H.B. 3519, 81st Texas Legislature, amended the Labor Code by adding s.305.003, mandating that the Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportu...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Board of Regents Meetings
S.B. 3680
Requires the Tennessee Board of Regents to hold at least one annual meeting. Authorizes additional meetings to be held at the call of the Board secretary. Requires Board members to be given five days notice before a meeting can be held.
http://www.capitol.tn.g...

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ALSigned into law 03/2010Community College
Postsec.
Two-Year College System Joint Interim Legislative Committee
H.J.R. 97
Creates the Two Year College System Joint Interim Legislative Committee. Directs the committee to study all facets of the two-year college system and to adopt the recommendations of the Final Report of the House of Representatives Interim Legislative Study Com...

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KYSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Instructor Members of University Boards of Regents
H.B. 374
Relates to the election of a faculty representative to the boards of regents. Permits an instructor to vote and be selected as a representative to a board of regents in one of the comprehensive universities. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB374/bill.doc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Membership of State Board of Regents
S.B. 52
Requires the governor, when making appointments to the state board of regents, to (1) appoint at least two individuals who do not reside within a metropolitan statistical area; (2) appoint no more than six individuals who reside within a county of the first cl...

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WIVetoed 12/2009Postsec.Board of Regents
S.B. 223
Relates to composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System; provides for membership. Would have created a board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System consisting of the state superintendent of public instruction; the preside...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Postsec.Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities
19 TAC 1.7.7.1 -.13
Establishes new rules concerning degree-granting colleges and universities other than Texas public institutions. As stated in the August 7, 2009 Register, "The intent of the re-write is to provide greater transparency of the rules regarding the operation of ou...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.Designees of Ex Officio CSU Trustees
A.B. 690
Authorizes each ex officio trustee of the California State University, except the chancellor, to designate a person to attend a meeting or meetings of the trustees at the California State University in his or her absence. Prohibits an ex officio trustee from d...

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CASigned into law 10/2009Postsec.Model Contracts for UC and CSU
A.B. 20
Requires the department of general services to negotiate and establish a model contract with standard contract provisions with both the regents of the University of California (UC) and the trustees of the California State University (CSU) by July 2010. Require...

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WARule Adoption 10/2009Postsec.TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
WAC 181-78A-325
Amends certain rules on the governance of teacher preparation and certification.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=181-78A-325...

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WARule Adoption 10/2009Postsec.TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
WAC 181-78A-205, -207, -209, -250
Amends certain rules on the governance of teacher preparation and certification.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=181-78A-207...

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CAAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Conferral of Degree upon Completion of Requirements
Title 5 CCR Section 40411
Allows the president of each California State University campus to preclude a student from enrolling in any additional state-supported courses when the student has met all conditions for a degree but has not taken the steps to be awarded the degree. Allows eac...

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TXAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Professional Development for HECB Staff
19 TAC 1.1.A.1.19
Establishes rules concerning professional development through education and training for higher education coordinating board administrators and employees....

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TXAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Approval Process for new Bachelor's and Master's Programs, Certificate Programs
19 TAC 1.5.C.5.44
Amends the approval process for new bachelor's and master's programs. Makes the approval of new bachelor's and master's programs automatic if they meet the following criteria:
(1) The program has institutional and board of regents approval
(2) The institution...

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TXAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Becoming Stand-Alone Institution
19 TAC 1.5.D.5.78
Changes the requirement of an off-campus educational unit on the Supply/Demand Pathway of attaining full- time equivalent enrollments of 3,500 from four fall semesters to one semester to become eligible to be a stand-alone institution. Adopted as published wit...

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TXAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Preliminary Degree Program Approval
19 TAC 1.5.B.5.24
Provides that preliminary authority to add a degree program is not necessary for a program that meets the following criteria: (a) the program has institutional and Board of Regents approval, (b) the program is a non-doctoral program, (c) the program is a non-e...

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AZSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Governance
S.B. 1134
Concerns continuation of the Commission for Postsecondary Education. Chapter 58
http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/1r/summary/s.1134ed.doc.htm...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.University System of Ohio
H.B. 1 - Section 3345.011
Establishes "University System of Ohio" as the collective group of all of the state institutions of higher education (as defined in division (A)(1) of section 3345.12, community college, state community college, university branch established under Chapter 3355...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Faculty Members and Instruction; Exercise of Authority by Boards of Trustees
H.B. 1 - Section 371.30.10(C) and (D)
Requires boards of trustees of state-assisted institutions of higher education to ensure that faculty members devote a proper and judicious part of their work week to the actual instruction of students. Specifies that total class credit hours of production per...

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NHSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Transition of Functions and Reporting of the Community College System
S.B. 149
Changes the effective date for the transition of certain functions within the community college system of New Hampshire from July 1, 2009 to July 1, 2011. Provides that the commissioner of the department of education and the chancellor of the community college...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Postsecondary
S.B. 118
Allows the State Board of Higher Education to delegate any of the board's powers, duties or functions, except the power to prescribe enrollment fees, to a committee of the board. Chapter 391
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb3400.dir/hb3487.en.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Student Participation on Board Advisory Committees
S.B. 1729
Provides that the term of a student representative on a higher education coordinating board advisory committee may not be less than two years. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB01729F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Institutional Groupings in State Postsecondary Accountability System
H.B. 51 - Section 7
Creates new Section 61.0904. Directs the higher education coordinating board to conduct a review at least once every 10 years of the institutional groupings under the board's accountability system,
including a review of the criteria for and definitions assigne...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Enhancing Research Universities and Emerging Research Universities
H.B. 51 - Section 1
Directs each research university and emerging research university to submit to the coordinating board a strategic plan documenting the institution's strategy to achieve recognition as a research university or enhance the university's reputation as a research u...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Filling of State and Local Leadership Positions
H.B. 64
Requires notice of a vacancy in the positions of state superintendent of education and chancellor to be posted by the state board of education. Establishes procedures for the state board to follow in posting such vacancies. Provides the position may not be fil...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Video or Phone Meetings
S.B. 138
Allows the board of trustees of the University of Alabama, the executive committee of the board, or any other committee established by the board to participate in meetings by conference telephone or video conferences if the notice of the meetings is given purs...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program
H.B. 3519
Requires the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program, which reduces the financial barriers to...

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RIDied 04/2009Postsec.Higher Education Governance
H.B. 5729
Dissolves the Board of Governors for Higher Education effective January 1, 2010; transfers powers and oversight duties to a new entity, the Board of Trustees for Higher Education, with oversight by the General Assembly. Adds new duties to include include: (1)T...

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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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IDSigned into law 02/2009Postsec.Veterans Benefits
S.B. 1009
Provides the Administrator of Veterans Services additional power and authority to administer programs offered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for the certification and supervision of educational and training opportunities for veterans. Cha...

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ILAdopted 01/2009Postsec.
Community College
Approval of New Units
23 IAC 1050.10, 1050.20, 1050.30, 1050.40, 1050.50, 1050.ILLUSTRATIONA
Clarifies requirements for program approval, procedures for obtaining approval, and requirements for reviews of existing programs at public two- and four-year institutions. Requires the following information to be included in the institution's catalog of progr...

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FLAdopted 11/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges Board of Trustee Appointments
FAC 6A-10.007
Amends rule to change structure so that Boards of Trustees for Community Colleges are appointed by Governor subject to Senate confirmation. FLORIDA 33941
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=0&tid=6433736&type=1&File=6A-10.007.doc...

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LAApproved by voters 11/2008P-12
Postsec.
Limit to State Education Board and Board of Regents Membership
Amendment 1
To provide for term limits for members of the State Board of Elementaryand Secondary Education, the Board of Regents,
and other state boards. A person who has served for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall not be appointed or elec...

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ILAdopted 10/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community College Evaluations
23 IAC 1501.303
Amends policies relating to review and evaluation of community college programs. Eliminates reference to opportunity for a college to request a review cycle longer than five years. Specifies that colleges must review student services and academic support progr...

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WVAdopted 09/2008Postsec.Employment and Evaluation of University Presidents
Title 133, Series 5
Amends guidelines for governing boards in employing and evaluating university presidents or other administrative heads at specified postsecondary campuses. Requires the search procedure adopted by the governing board to be approved by the West Virginia Higher ...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 08/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community College Districts
H.B. 4189
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Classifies community college districts as units of local government that must adopt resolutions regulating political activities, solicitation and acceptance of gifts by their officials and employees. http://...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008Postsec.Board of Regents
S.B. 2668
Requires at least 12 members of the board of regents to reside in the geographic areas that they represent. Requires the governor to notify the candidate advisory council of vacancies on the board of regents in a timely manner. Requires the candidate advisory ...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008Postsec.Postsecondary Governance Transparency
S.B. 2263
Requires the board of regents of the University of Hawaii to disclose, in open meetings for the purpose of public comment, proposed compensation or changes in compensation for executive and managerial positions. Requires all documents regarding expenditures an...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Authority To Establish Tuition & Fees
H.B. 734
Authorizes the public postsecondary education management boards to establish tuition and mandatory fee amounts for resident students; provides for adjustments to such amounts; relates to certain guidelines established by the Board of Regents; provides for waiv...

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FLSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
Revisions to State College System
S.B. 1716
Redesignates the names of certain community colleges as state colleges; establishes the State College System to be comprised of public postsecondary educational institutions; establishes the State College System Task Force to develop recommendations for the tr...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Primaries for Board Elections
H.B. 2307
Regulates primary elections regarding school district and community college board members. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/2307.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Board of Trustees for Langston University- Oklahoma City and Tulsa
H.B. 2882
Creates the Board of Trustees for Langston University- Oklahoma City and Langston University- Tulsa. The Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor and two members of the Board of Regents for Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges se...

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WVSigned into law 04/2008Community College
Postsec.
Board of Governors for Independent Community and Technical Colleges
H.B. 102A
Establishes the Boards of Governors for independent community and technical colleges; provides for the initial appointment to and the terms of office of members of the boards of governors for independent community and technical colleges; relates to the appoint...

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COSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Higher Education Governance
S.B. 18
Concerns changes to the statutes related to higher education, and, in connection therewith, clarifying the roles of the department of higher education and the Colorado commission on higher education, consolidating provisions related to the private occupational...

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NHSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Career Schools
S.B. 173
Amends the procedures for regulation of private postsecondary career schools.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2008/SB0173.html...

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OKSigned into law 02/2008Postsec.Hiring of Former Board of Regents Member
H.B. 2297
Allows an institution of higher education to employ a former member of the board of regents which has oversight over the institution if at least six (6) months have passed since the term of office of the former member has expired or since the date the former m...

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MAAdopted 01/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Reorganizing Certain Education Agencies
Executive Order /H.B. 4488
Submits from the governor to the legislature a reorganization plan number 1 of 2008. Relates to reorganizing certain education agencies. Creates an executive office of education, headed by a cabinet secretary. Provides for the executive office to contain three...

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AKAdopted 10/2007Postsec.AUTHORIZATIONS FOR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
20 AAC 17.040(a)-(b), 17.062
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development dealing with authorizations for postsecondary institutions. ALASKA 3608...

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CAVetoed 10/2007Postsec.Governance
A.B. 1413
Authorizes an ex officio trustee of the California State University to designate a staff person to attend a meeting or meetings of the board in his or her absence and to act on his or her behalf. Prohibits the trustees from approving a contract for hiring an e...

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WVSigned into law 09/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Policy Commission
S.B. 2005B
Relates to higher education generally; authorizes conveyance of property, the Higher Education Policy Commission, election of officers, meetings, salary increases, community colleges and technical college education.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007Community College
Postsec.
Board of Trustees Meetings
S.B. 402
Amends the Public Community College Act. Provides that for all meetings of a board of trustees, a quorum of members must be physically present at the location of the meeting. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB0402lv.pdf...

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ILVetoed 08/2007Community College
Postsec.
State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
H.B. 3504
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Classifies community college districts as units of local government that must adopt resolutions regulating the political activities and the solicitation and acceptance of gifts by officials and employees. ht...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007Community College
Postsec.
Community College Board Meetings
S.B. 401
Amends the Public Community College Act. Provides that public notice of the schedule of regular meetings of a board of trustees for the next calendar year, as set at the organizational meeting of the board of trustees, must be given at the beginning of that ca...

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NYVetoed 08/2007Postsec.
Community College
Authority of the Civil Service Commission
S.B. 3054
Relates to the authority of the civil service commission to designate positions as unclassified; provides that the commission shall not consider a request by the chancellor of the state university and by the board of trustees of community colleges which seeks ...

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HIVetoed 07/2007Postsec.Administrative Positions in the University of Hawaii System
S.B. 46
Provides that for administrative positions in the University of Hawaii system filled by excluded employees, proposed compensation or change in compensation must be disclosed in open meeting for purposes of public comment. Bill: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/se...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Meetings of Community College Trustees
H.B. 581
Modifies the law regarding meetings of community college trustees. Permits a majority of the trustees to call a meeting.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H581v0.html...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.State Board of Higher Education Membership
H.B. 2579
Increases number of directors appointed to State Board of Higher Education; reapportions representation of faculty at public institutions of higher education, adds eight members of the general public.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb2579....

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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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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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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2007Postsec.University of Hawaii Board of Regents
S.B. 14
Establishes the Candidate Advisory Council to screen and propose candidates for appointment to the board of regents of the University of Hawaii,. Increases the board of regents membership to 15 members with a specified number of members representing different ...

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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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MOSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Committee on Education
S.B. 389 [Committee on Education]
Modifies the responsibilities of the legislative committee on education. Requires the committee to meet at least twice a year. Charges committee with monitoring, studying and analyzing the higher education system in the state, as well as monitoring the establi...

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NVPassed Legislature, On November 2010 Ballot 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Organization, Duties and Appointment of the Board of Regents
S.J.R. 4
Proposes to amend the state constitution to require the legislature to provide for the organization and duties of the board of regents and the appointment of its members by the governor.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/SJR/SJR4_EN.pdf...

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OHBecame law without governor's signature 05/2007Postsec.Higher Education Governance
H.B. 2
Transfers the appointment of the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate; makes the Board of Regents an advisory board to the Chancellor; transfers the Board's duties and powers to the Chancellor. Amend...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.Student Regent Eligibility
S.B. 276
Removes the requirement that the student's name be removed from an application for student regent before consideration by the university's chancellor or president. Updates the eligibility requirements for appointment as student regent by requiring the student ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Contract Between Postsecondary Institution and a Business
S.B. 130
Relates to employee interest in contracts between a public postsecondary education institution and a business; permits a governing board of a public postsecondary institution to adopt regulations establishing the conditions under which and the procedures where...

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NMVetoed 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Divisions of the Higher Education Department
H.B. 44
Establishes the divisions of the higher education department.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0044.pdf...

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COSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Colorado State University System Governing Board
S.B. 52
Concerns changes to the membership requirements for the Board of Governors of the State University System.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/68DE14CBF2B0348587257251007B750E?Open&file=052_enr.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007Community College
Postsec.
Community College Districts
S.B. 1089
Provides that effective with elections held in 2008, the terms of office of trustees of community college districts must be decreased from six to four years, unless extraordinary circumstances exist.

Creates a new section providing procedures for the dissolut...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Establishment of Branch Community Boards
S.B. 984
Authorizes branch community college boards to adopt a resolution, establish a board composed of five members elected from single-member districts within the branch community college district for staggered terms.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/f...

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NVRejected by Voters. 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Election/Appointment of Board of Regents
AJR 11
Proposes to amend the Constitution to provide for the election of certain members of the Board of Regents and the gubernatorial appointment of certain members of the Board of Regents; specifies the number and terms of the members.
http://leg.state.nv.us/73rd/b...

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HIUnofficially approved by Voters. 11/2006Postsec.University of Hawaii Board of Regents
Constitutional Amendment 1
Amends the State Constitution; modifies the University of Hawaii Board of Regents appointment process; provides appointment by governor shall be from pools of qualified candidates presented to the governor by the Candidate Advisory Council. http://www.hawaii.g...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12
Postsec.
Student Member of Higher Ed. Board
S.B. 2312
Adds an additional student member to the Board of Higher Education, who must be a non-traditional undergraduate student who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of non-traditional students, such as a person who is employed or is a parent. http://w...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Registration and Licensing Requirements
S.B. 186
Creates an additional exemption from registration and licensing requirements for colleges; exempts from registration and licensure any institution that was a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on Jan. 1, 2001. http://www.legis.s...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Board of Regents Authority
S.B. 530
Eliminates any authority for the board of regents to confirm the appointments of presidents of a postsecondary system or a college/university . http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=403766...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Board of Regents Membership
S.B. 1058
Concerns the Board of Regents and rural membership; relates to universities; provides that upon expiration of the term of office of two members of the board, the governor shall appoint two members from certain counties.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/47leg/2r/bi...

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COSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Higher Education Governing Boards
S.B. 204
Amends the statutes pertaining to each governing board of higher education to require that a member of the board who is appointed by the governor continue to serve until a successor is appointed and confirmed by the senate; states that it is the intent of the ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2006Community College
Postsec.
Community College Board Members
S.B. 14
Relates to the board of trustees for community- technical colleges; requires that at least two members of the board have financial expertise.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2006/ACT/Pa/pdf/2006PA-00034-R00SB-00014-PA.pdf...

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RISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Higher Education Board Membership
H.B. 6749
Amends sections of the General Laws entitled Board of Governors for Higher Education; removes legislators and legislative appointees from boards relating to education; adds reporting requirements and other duties for these boards.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/...

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COVetoed 04/2006Postsec.Higher Education Board Membership
S.B. 205
Concerns the membership requirements of boards created in the department of higher education; requires that at least 2 members of the commission on higher education have experience in the field of higher education; requires the commission to establish a proces...

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VASigned into law 04/2006Postsec.New College
S.B. 40
Establishes the New College Institute, or New College. Directs that New College shall:

1. Seek to diversify the region's economy by engaging the resources of other institutions of higher education, public and private bodies, and organizations of the region ...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Community College
Postsec.
Community/Technical College Governing Boards
H.B. 4240
Clarifies the legislative intent related to boards of governors of community and technical colleges. Permits community and technical colleges under a single governing board to be recognized as a single organization within the state's financial systems. Clarif...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Registering Nonpublic Postsecondary Institutions and Proprietary Schools
H.B. 712
Rewrites provisions related to the state board's register of degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Clarifies that the state board must determine whether to accept academic credit at public postsecondary educational institutions in Idaho. Bars academic c...

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SCActive 03/2006Postsec.Board of Regents Members
H.B. 4846; (NEW BILL)
Provides that the board of trustees of the university of south carolina must be composed of sixteen members to be elected by the general assembly from the congressional districts of the state and the state at large, one member to be appointed by the governor a...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12
Postsec.
Nonpartisan Appointments
H.B. 119
Requires all appointments to the State Board of Regents to be made on a nonpartisan basis.
http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2006/bills/hbillenr/hb0119.pdf...

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WISigned into law 12/2005P-12
Postsec.
Student Members, Board of Regents
S.B. 121 (Act. No. 76)
Relates to the appointment of student members of the Board of Regents of the State University; provides that the term of the student member of the Board of Regents who is at least 24 years of shall expire on May 1 of every even-numbered year; provides for app...

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NCELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE 2006 SESSION 10/2005Postsec.University of North Carolina Board of Governors Student Member
H.B. 92
An act to provide that the student member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina have the same right to vote as all other members. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H92v1.html...

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CAVetoed 09/2005Community College
Postsec.
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
S.B. 930
From the legislative counsel's digest: An act to amend Section 71000 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges. This bill would require that each of the 2 members of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges who are required to be...

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ILVetoed 08/2005Community College
Postsec.
Governing Board Membership
H.B. 1487
Beginning on July 1, 2005, requires one of the members of the Illinois Community College Board appointed by the Governor to be a faculty member at an Illinois public community college. Requires one of the members of the Illinois Community College Board appoin...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005Community College
Postsec.
Community College Board Membership
S.B. 2112
Amends the Public Community College Act. Provides that beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 11 members appointed to the Illinois Community College Board by the Governor must be a faculty member at an Illinois public community college.

http://www.ilga.gov/le...

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NHSigned into law 07/2005Postsec.
Community College
Governance of the regional community-technical colleges
S.B. 79
This bill makes several changes to the governance of the regional community-technical colleges.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2005/SB0079.html...

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COVetoed 06/2005Postsec.
S.B. 204
Requires that the voting members of the board of governors of the Colorado state university system ("CSU board") include 3 members, each of whom either resides in Fort Collins or is a graduate of Colorado state university, and 3 members, each of whom either re...

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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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FLSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Responsibilities of the Board of Governors of the State University System and the Legislature
H.B. 1001
Specifies the constitutional duties of the Board of Governors of the State University System under certain provisions of the state constitution. Specifies the constitutional duties of the legislature. Provides legislative intent. Prohibits citizen members of t...

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HIVetoed 06/2005Postsec.University of Hawaii Board of Regents
S.B. 1257
Establishes a nonpartisan candidate advisory council to screen and propose candidates for appointment to the board of regents of the University of Hawaii. Requires the council to recommend between 2 and 4 candidates for each seat vacated or to be vacated. Requ...

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LASigned into law 06/2005Community College
Postsec.
Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
S.B. 84
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:1871(A)(2), relative to membership of the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges; to provide relative to terms and qualifications of appointees to the board; to provide with regard to experience as a condit...

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RIVetoed 06/2005Postsec.Higher Education Governance
H.B. 6206
Would have reduced the membership of the board of governors for higher education from 15 to 13, including the chairperson of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education (or designee) a member. Would have made members of the board removable by t...

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TNSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Student Board Membership
S.B. 1652
Adds a non-voting faculty trustee and a non-voting student trustee to the University of Tennessee board of trustees. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9. http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/104/pub/pc0466.pdf
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TXSigned into law 06/2005Community College
Postsec.
Board Meeting Absences
S.B. 114
Currently, the failure of a junior district board member to attend board meetings is not a ground to initiate the process for removal from office. S.B. 114 amends the Education Code to provide that unexcused absences from more than half of the regularly schedu...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Annual Report of Accountability
H.B. 527
AN ACT relating to education; renaming the University and Community College System of Nevada as the Nevada System of Higher Education; clarifying that the System includes state colleges; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. THE PEOPLE OF THE ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Tennessee Higher Education Commission
H.B. 1439
49-7-201 creates the Tennessee higher education commission. http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/104/pub/pc0435.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Educational Doctoral Degrees
S.B. 605
Makes the pilot program under section 4 of public act 01-141 that allows the Connecticut State Universities to award education doctoral degrees a permanent program. http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=605&which_y...

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GASigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Repeal of Governor's Power to Close HIgher Education Institutions
H.B. 25
Repeals the provision which grants the Governor the power to close any school or institution under the control of the board of regents. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/versions/hb25_HB_25_AP_5.htm...

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GASigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Power to Close Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 25
Repeals a provision which grants the governor the power to close any school or institution under the control of the board of regents.
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/sum/hb25.htm ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Regional Higher Education Centers
H.B. 597
Authorizes the Maryland Higher Education Commission to approve the operation of regional higher education centers in the State under specified circumstances and to assure that certain courses and programs satisfy criteria.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/bills...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Open Meetings and Open Records Information
H.B. 77
Requires the attorney general to distribute Open Meetings and Open Records Act information to local government officials, superintendents of public school districts, and presidents of public universities. Requires superintendents and presidents of public unive...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
H.B. 239
Clarifies definition of "Kentucky Community and Technical College System" to mean the system composed of public community and technical colleges, including those postsecondary institutions operated by the Cabinet for Workforce Development and those community c...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.University of Kentucky Board of Trustees
S.B. 124
Relates to the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky; permits one of the ten members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees representative of the learned professions to reside outside of Kentucky. http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/SB124.htm...

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VASigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Certification of Postsecondary Schools
H.B. 1719
Clarifies the role of the State Council of Higher Education in the certification of postsecondary degree-granting schools other than public institutions of higher education and noncollege degree schools....

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VASigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Center
H.B. 2422
Increases from five to seven the citizen members of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, (thereby increasing the board membership from 21 to 23) and specifies that the citizen members shall include two business and industry leaders, and three indivi...

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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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LASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.Northeast Louisiana Delta Learning Center
S.B. 785
Authorizes the Board of Regents to establish the Northeast Louisiana Delta Learning Center; provides for the use of the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth-Madison Parish Unit....

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PASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Public Officers Code
S.B. 1039
Amends the Public Officers Code. Clarifies the definition of agency to include the governing board of any nonprofit corporation connected with a community college or state-aided institution of higher education with a mutually binding legal written agreement. h...

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PASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.Temple University
H.B. 2532
Relates to a supplement to "an act providing for the establishment and operation of Temple University as an instrumentality of the Commonwealth to serve as a State-related university in the higher education system of the Commonwealth. Provides for change of na...

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RITo governor 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Accreditation and Governing Board Approval
S.B. 2764
No college, university, or other institution of higher education can be incorporated or established or be permitted to transact business within the state unless and until: (1) it is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); and...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.University and Community College System
S.B. 2479
Amends provisions regarding the state university and community college systems and board of regents. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0804.pdf...

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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 Audits
H.B. 3319
Enacts the "Higher Education Accountability Act of 2004"; provides that the hiring of campus internal auditors shall be done on the recommendation of the institutional presidents. provides for annual or periodic audits by an internal auditor that is not an emp...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.University System of Maryland Governing Authority
S.B. 738
Provides that the authority of the Board of Regents of the University System may not be superseded by any other State agency or office in management affairs except by a provision of law that specifically references the University System; allows the University ...

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TNTo governor 05/2004Postsec.Higher Education
H.B. 3263,S.B. 3264
Clarifies the definition of institution for purposes of the Tennessee State School Bond Authority Act, to include the University of
Tennessee and all of its branches and divisions wherever located, and each constituent institution of the state university and c...

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TNTo governor 05/2004Postsec.Conflict of Interest Provision
H.B. 2225
No person acting on a presidential search committee for any public higher education system or institution in this state shall be eligible
for initial employment or for promotion by that system or institution of higher education for a period of twelve (12) mont...

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TNTo governor 05/2004Postsec.Internal Financial Audits
H.B. 3338
Requires the trustees of the University of Tennessee to require annual internal financial audits of the offices of the university president and the chief executive officers of the institutions comprising the system. Also, requires the board of regents of the s...

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ALSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Community College
Licensing Correspondence Schools
H.B. 196
Relates to the licensing and regulating of certain schools offering courses of instruction; amends specify schools exemptions from licensing requirements; amends specification of the licensing authority of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, to ...

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IASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.State Board of Regents Appointment
S.F. 2174
Relates to the appointment of the ninth member of the state Board of Regents....

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Board Faculty Representatives
H.B. 64
Requires the boards of visitors of four-year public institutions of higher education, the State Board of Community Colleges and local community college boards to appoint a nonvoting, advisory faculty representative to their boards. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-...

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Community College Board
S.B. 244
Requires faculty representatives to boards of visitors, the State Board for Community colleges, and local community college boards. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+CHAP0499...

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WAVetoed 03/2004Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Board
H.B. 3103
Revises provisions governing the Higher Education Coordinating Board and its advisory councils....

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WASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Higher Education Branch Campuses
H.B. 2707
Reaffirms the mission of the higher education branch campuses; revises the provisions governing the responsibilities of mission of said campuses....

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NYRule Adoption 02/2004P-12
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Standing Committees of the Board of Regents
Title 8 NYCRR 3.2 and 4-1.5
Conforms the rules of the Board of Regents to a recent reorganization of the committee structure of the Board of Regents, which merged the Committee on Higher and Professional Education and the Committee on Professional Practice, and merged the Committee on El...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Board of Higher Education Membership Requirement
H.B. 2805
Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that one of the 10 members of the Board of Higher Education that is appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university....

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.
Community College
Public Community College Board
S.B. 1980
Amends the Public Community College Act to provide for the election of board of trustee members by trustee district rather than at-large. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1980&GAID=3&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=4997&SessionID=3...

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NYSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.
Community College
Reducing the Terms of Board of Trustees
S.B. 301
Reduces the terms of community college boards of trustees from a maximum of nine years to seven years....

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COSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Higher Education Institutions' Role and Mission
S.B. 304
Concerns provisions governing the operations of state-supported institutions of higher education, including the institutions' missions, admissions' standards and degrees offered. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/EF9D291339411D6387256CA...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.State University Board of Governors
H.B. 51-A
Establishes Board of Governors; provides membership and terms of office; revises membership of university boards of trustees and terms of office; authorizes nonrefundable admissions deposit; limits annual remuneration of state university president to $225,000 ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Seats on NJ President's Council
A.B. 2482
Provides that the three proprietary schools currently authorized to offer degree programs will have seats on the New Jersey Presidents' Council and that one proprietary school president shall sit on the executive board....

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2003Postsec.
Community College
Responsibilities and Duties of the University Trustees
NYCRR 8 604.5
Establishes rules concerning a uniform process by which the chancellor engages in an orderly and thorough review of a situation at a community college threatening the college's viability to determine what action, if any, should be taken by the State University...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Deferred Compenstation, Bond Authority, Information Technology, Governance
S.B. 1652
Relates to institutions of higher education, including the administration, operation, governance, and financing of those institutions. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlo/78R/billtext/SB01652F.HTM...

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COVetoed 05/2003Postsec.Education Enterprise For Purpose Designation
S.B. 264
Authorizes an institution of higher education, a group of institutions of higher education, or a school or college within an institution of higher education that is managed by the governing body of such an institution or the board of directors of the Auraria H...

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NHSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.New England Board of Higher Education
S.B. 51
Relates to membership on the New England Board of Higher Education; replaces the college and university presidents with the executive director of the postsecondary education commission, the commissioner of regional community- technical colleges, and a member a...

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OKto governor 05/2003P-12
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Modification of Oversight Commission
H.B. 1767 - Omnibus Bill
Amends membership of Education Oversight Board; assigns responsibility to oversee implementation of the provisions of Enrolled House Bill No. 1017 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature. Also oversees implementation of the provisions...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Legislative Confirmation of Appointments
S.B. 1812
Requires legislative confirmation of all appointed members of Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. ...

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VAVetoed 05/2003Postsec.State Council of Higher Education
H.B. 2678
Beginning July 1, 2003, provides for the Joint Rules Committee to appoint five of the 11 members of the State Council of Higher Education, and for the Governor to appoint six members. Initial appointments to be made by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committe...

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COSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Colorado Higher Education System
H.B. 1093
Concerns the governance and funding of State colleges within the Colorado higher education system....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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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.Student Representative
H.B. 2364
Directs the State Council of Higher education to appoint a student advisory committee comprised of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Appointments must be made in a manner to ensure broad student representation fr...

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NESigned into law 02/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Boards of Governors Candidates
L.B. 15
Provides for automatic nomination of candidates for community college boards of governors....

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ILAdopted 01/2003Postsec.Eastern Ilinois University Board of Trustees governance
2 IAC 6000.110 thru .250
Establishes rules intending to explain what the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University is, how the Board is organized, and how the public can obtain information from the Board....

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FLApproved by voters 11/2002Postsec.Local Trustees and Statewide Governing Board to Manage Florida's University System
Constitutional Amendment 11
Proposes a Constitutional amendment (Article IX, Section 7). A local board of trustees shall administer each state university. Each board shall have thirteen members dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service to community. A statewide governing...

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MESigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Establishing a Higher Education Attainment Council
SB 767
Act establishes the Maine Higher Education Attainment Council; establishes that the council should consist of 16 members to be appointed by the Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives; lists membership requirements includi...

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MOSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Expansion and Prescribed Membership of Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents
H.B. 1406
This bill expands the Board of Regents for Northwest Missouri State University from seven to nine members. Six members must live in the state college district in which the university is located, and one member must be a resident of Nodaway County. Two additio...

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KSSigned into law 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Governance, Interlocal Agreements
H.B. 2831
The board of trustees shall have custody of and be responsible for the property of the community college and shall be responsible for the operation, management and control of the college. The board has the power to enter into interlocal cooperation agreements...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
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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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AZSigned by governor 05/2002Postsec.State Board of Regents sunset date
S.B. 1243
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment to extend the termination date of the State Board of Regents to July 1, 2012....

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Community College
Education Code Re-Write: Office of Inspector General Established
S.B. 20E
According to a legislative summary, "The bill establishes the Office of Inspector General within the State Board of Education to be responsible for promoting accountability, efficiency and effectiveness and detecting fraud and abuse within school districts, co...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board to Enforce Compliance
S.B. 20E
According to a legislative summary, "The bill provides for the state board to be the entity responsible for ensuring that school districts and public postsecondary institutions comply with law and state board rule and authorizes a number of options to enforce ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority
S.B. 20E
Creates new section giving state board oversight of all public school boards and public postsecondary institution boards, gives state board authority to undertake sanctions, including withholding funds, against school district or public postsecondary education...

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MSSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Community College Board of Trustees powers
S.B. 2621
An Act to delineate the duties of the president and board of trustees of community or junior colleges. The Act authorizes the board of trustees to designate a personnel supervisor to recommend teachers but restricts the authorization to no more than two (2) p...

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MSSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Study of Community Colleges
H.B. 1612
An Act requiring the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges to conduct a study of the state funding structure relating to community and junior colleges. Study shall: evaluate the validity of the current student classification system used in the funding...

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FLSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.
Community College
State Universities/Board of Trustees
H.B. 353
An act relating to postsecondary education; revises the membership of state university boards of trustees; provides requirements for university student governments, the adoption of internal procedures and for review of an internal procedure disapproved by a un...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.KY Higher Education Assistance Authority and the KY Higher Education Student Loan Corporation
H.B. 505
Amend current law to increase the amount of compensation for board member of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to $100/day for their services; to permit meetings of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation board of directors to b...

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WASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Student Members
H.B. 2841
Requires a student member on the higher education coordinating board; changes number of members....

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VASigned into law 02/2002P-12
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Regular Submission of Plans
H.B. 79
Requires the State Council of Higher Education to prepare and submit its plans and recommendations for implementing a coordinating system of higher education to the Governor and the General Assembly at least once every four years....

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TXApproved by voters 11/2001P-12
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Compensation for Certain Board Members
V. 11
PROPOSITION 11 (HJR85-2001)Proposes a Constitutional amendment to allow current and retired public school teachers and college professors, and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts,...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001Postsec.
Community College
College Opportunity Board
H.B. 2015
Creates College Opportunity Board; provides for the board's membership; directs the board to oversee and adopt rules for Department of State Higher Education, Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and Department of Student Assistance; prov...

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Student Member of Board of Regents
S.B. 439
Changes the student member term of office to the Board of Regents and the postsecondary education management boards to begin on June 1 or each year....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Board Membership
S.B. 14A
Relates to elections; revises the districts from which members of the state legislature are elected; changes the number of members of the state board of education; revises the districts from which members of the state board of education are elected; changes th...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.System Name Change
S.B. 326
Changes name of State System of Higher Education to Oregon University System; changes name of Chancellor of State Board of Higher Education to Chancellor of Oregon University System....

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MTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Eligiblity of Higher Education Employee to Serve on Boards
H.B. 349
Authorizes an employee of the Montana University system or an individual working on behalf of the university system to serve on the board of directors or other governing board of or to serve as a director, officer, or employee of a business entity that has an ...

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NCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Education Cabinet Membership
S.B. 735
Session Law Number 123. Modifies the membership of the education cabinet to include representatives of independent colleges and universities: The Education Cabinet shall consist of the Governor (Chair), the president of The University of North Carolina, the...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Commission on Postsecondary Education
S.B. 237
Removes the commission on postsecondary education from the Department of Education....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Bill defining the State Board of Higher Education powers and duties
S.B. 2042
Updates statutes defining State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) powers and duties. Allows the board to go into executive session when considering the appointment or removal of a chancellor of higher education, as it currently may do in regard to an institutio...

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TXSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Campus to Meet Diverse Needs
S.B. 576
Relates to the University of North Texas System and the component institutions of that system. Analysis states that the Laws pertaining to the University of North Texas System have been introduced piecemeal into legislation, and as a result the language of cu...

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COSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Changes in Rules for the Board of the Higher Ed. Commission
H.B. 1035
Provides for an increase in the makeup and the amount of members of the Higher Education Commission; lowers period of time a member of the commission shall not have been an officer, employee or member of a governing board of any institution of higher education...

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KSSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Inclusion of Municipal Universities in Definition of Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 5
Concerns the Higher Education Coordination Act; revises the definition of postsecondary educational institution to include municipal universities....

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KYSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.
Community College
Governor Appointments to Board of Regents
H.B. 300
Relates to gubernatorial appointments to university boards of regents; modifies residency requirements for gubernatorial appointees to university and college boards of regents; relates to gubernatorial appointees to community college boards of regents; relates...

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NMVetoed 03/2001Postsec.Training Requirements for Regents
H.B. 137
Amends Section 21-1-26 NMSA 1978 to make the existing orientation and in-service training for members of the Boards of Regents mandatory. ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Accreditation
S.B. 160
Prohibits the offering of postsecondary education credit or degree by non-accredited institutions....

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VAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 03/2001Postsec.Change in Governance
S.B. 1408
Prior to January 1, 2002, the Governor made all 11 appointments to the State Council of Higher Education. Beginning January 1, 2002, the Governor will make six of the appointments and the Joint Rules Committee will make five. The initial appointments will be...

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SCSigned into law 10/2000P-12
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Ex-Officio Nonvoting Board Member
H.B. 4555
Adds the Chief Executive Officer of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education as an ex-officio non-voting member of the First Steps to School Readiness Board; moves tuition prepayment program from the Budget and Control Board to the Office of S...

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MOVetoed 07/2000Postsec.Governing Bodies of Public Colleges and Universities
H.B. 1396
Makes several changes in the operations of the governing bodies of public colleges and universities, and provides for technical clarification in the statutes relating to these governing boards; includes a technical change to clarify that the board of curators ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Reorganizing Florida's Education System
H.B. 2263
Creates the Florida Education Governance Reorganization Act of 2000; Creates a governance system that deals with K-20 education. The new board will oversee Florida's education system from Kindergarten to grad school....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Changes to Florida's Education Policy
S.B. 1770
This bill repeals several sections of law that deal with state education policy. This bill is part of a package (HB 2263, HB 1567, SB 1738 & SB 1768) which change the educational governance system in Florida....

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ILSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Open Meetings for Higher Ed.
H.B. 2580
Public Act No. 91-715; Relates to the governance of the public universities in Illinois; provides that at each regular and special meeting of the university's governing board that is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the University sha...

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NHSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Community-Technical Education
S.B. 470
Expands the duties of the Commission on the Status of Community-Technical Education to include studying the feasibility of allowing the Regional Community-Technical College Board of Trustees to appoint and fix the compensation of the Presidents of the regional...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Authority of Boards of Trustees
S.B. 210
Clarifies the authority of the boards of trustees of, or officers designated by the boards of trustees of, state-supported colleges or universities over decision making related to employees of these institutions; eliminates the requirement for a technical coll...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Students at 2-Year Institutions Deemed Graduates
S.B. 356
Relates to viability and non-viability of programs of instruction as reviewed by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education; provides that students completing certain programs of instruction in two-year technical and vocational colleges shall be deemed graduat...

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IASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.
Community College
Community College Governance
H.B. 2433
Relates to community college governance; requires annual reports on workforce preparation....

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TNSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Requires Approval of New Branch Campuses
H.B. 2332
Pertains to higher education; requires THEC evaluation and approval of any new branch or satellite campuses of existing state institutions of higher education....

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COSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Authority to Pursue Nonprofit Incorporation
S.B. 61
Concerns the authority of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to pursue nonprofit incorporation for the purpose of developing discoveries and technology....

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KSSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Postsecondary Governance
S.B. 657
Concerns postsecondary education and certain institutions thereof; relates to powers and duties of the state board of regents and the state board of education; affects membership of the midwestern higher education commission....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.
Community College
Community College Boards
S.B. 259
Adds a staff member to the board of directors for community colleges; requires that the staff member must be classified or mid-management employee who does not hold faculty rank....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Defines College
H.B. 44
Relates to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; expands the definition of college to include postsecondary educational institutions accredited by all regional accrediting associations....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.
Community College
Community College Boards
S.B. 259
Adds a staff member to the board of directors for community colleges; requires that the staff member must be classified or mid-management employee who does not hold faculty rank....

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MDSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Postsecondary Governance
S.B. 603
Revises the Maryland Charter for Higher Education to include regional higher education centers; requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to review, negotiate, and approve the mission statements developed by regional higher education centers; establish...

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VASigned into law 04/2000Postsec.
Community College
Trasnfer of Responsibility
H.B. 1383
Transfers the administrative responsibility for the Economic and Employment Improvement Program for Disadvantaged Persons from the Governor's Employment and Training Department to the State Board for Community Colleges; broadens the statutory provisions of the...

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AZSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Governance
H.B. 2223
Relates to the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education. One component requires the board to 1) Administer the student tuition recovery fund; 2) Receive claims against the fund from persons injured and provide students' educational records from ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Reporting and Planning Requirements of Agencies
H.B. 1187
Removes the current requirements of a state strategic plan and reporting by the Georgia Department of Education. Also removes the current requirement for complying with Public School Standards. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited sch...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Membership in Regional Education Service Districts
H.B. 1187
Mandates all school systems, as well as all technical schools and colleges and universities, belong to a Regional Educaiton Service Agency. Also, each RESA board of control must contain a public library director. RESAs will be responsible for training school c...

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VASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Student Representation on Higher Education Boards
H.B. 821
Requires board of visitors of each 4 year state institution of higher education to appoint on or more nonvoting student representatives to the board....

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KYSigned into law 02/2000Postsec.Reorganization
H.B. 91
Reorganizesthe Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority into 6 separate divisions including: Student and Administrative Services,Information Resources and Technology, Legal Services, Loan Policy Services, Loan Administration and Financial Affairs....

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