ECSheading
From the ECS State Policy Database
Adult Basic Education


Education Commission of the States • 700 Broadway, Suite 810 • Denver, CO 80203-3442 • 303.299.3600 • fax 303.296.8332 • www.ecs.org

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
MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Adult Education
H.B. 5314
Eliminates the existing structure for adult education providers (grants to districts) and replaces it with one that provides funding to ISDs based on 10 prosperity regions and the numbers of persons not
high school graduates or those lacking basic English pro...

More...
MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Adult High School Diplomas
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 47:(a) Directs the education commissioner to establish criteria and requirements for eligible adult basic education consortia.
(b) Directs an eligible and interested adult basic education consortium to apply to the commissioner for approval ...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials
H.B. 7031 - Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials
Section 62: Revises provisions related to standards used in the selection of instructional materials. Requires that priority be given to materials aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (previously: materials encompassing the state and distr...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2014Community CollegeTransferring Powers and Duties of Adult Education
S.B. 1661
Provides that all powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the state board of education that relate to adult education must be transferred to the state board of career and technology education. This includes the transfer of all equipment, supplies, r...

More...
MEBecame law without governor's signature 03/2014P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Reimbursement for Adult Education
L.D. 1716
Requires that career and academic advising and counseling costs incurred by local adult education programs, because those services are provided directly to students, be reimbursed at the rate of 75% of those costs, which is the same as the reimbursement rate f...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification Charter School Pilot Program
S.B. 1142
Directs the commissioner of education to establish an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for up to 150 participants ages 19-50. Permits a charter to be granted to an applicant nonprofit entity, to provide an adult...

More...
MESigned into law 05/2013P-12
Community College
Adult Education
H.P. 335 - Adult Ed Provisions
In defining adult education, deletes "career pathways" and adds: Adult workforce training and retraining and Adult career and technical education. Existing elements that persist: A. Basic literacy instruction or instruction in English as a Second Language; B. ...

More...
MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12High School Diploma for Adults
H.F. 630
Directs the Commissioner of Education to adopt rules for providing a standard adult high school diploma to persons who: (1) are not eligible for K-12 services; (2) do not have a high school diploma; and (3) successfully complete an adult basic education progra...

More...
TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Transfer of Adult Education and Literacy Programs
S.B. 307
From fiscal note: Transfers adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Requires the TWC to:
(1) Provide adequate staffing to develop, administer, and support a comprehensive statewide ad...

More...
COSigned into law 04/2013P-12Student ID Number For Adult Education Programs
S.B. 71
Directs an education data subcommittee to identify a method for assigning a unique student identifier to each person enrolled in an adult basic education program or high school general equivalency diploma program, for purposes of interagency data-sharing. http...

More...
TXAdopted 09/2012P-12Service Provider Contracts for Adult Education Programs
19 TAC 89.1301
Establishes a competitive procurement process for adult education service providers in accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), s.29.2535, as added by Senate Bill (SB) 1, 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011. Pages 13-16 of 28: http://www....

More...
LAPassed 05/2012P-12Granting a High School Diploma to Adult Education Program Completers
H.C.R. 95
Urges and requests the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges and the state board of elementary and secondary education jointly to study the feasibility of granting a Louisiana high school diploma to successful completers of adult education p...

More...
FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Funding for ABE and K-12 Education Student
H.B. 5201 - Funding for ABE and K-12 Education Student
From final bill analysis: Provides that a full-time student, co-enrolled in a K-12 education program and an adult general education program, may be reported for funding for two courses per year in an adult education program in Fiscal Year 2012-2013. Limits enr...

More...
MESigned into law 03/2012Postsec.An Act To Enhance Career Pathways for Adult Learners
S.P. 617
Revises the definition of "adult education" by describing what services must be offered in order to receive state subsidy. Establishes career pathways services as part of adult education, removes provisions concerning adult career and technical education class...

More...
WVSigned into law 03/2012Community CollegeCollaboration Between Public School and Higher Education Systems to Promote Seamless Curricula
S.B. 436
Authorizes a program of adult basic education at each state community and technical college campus where developmental education services are provided. This approach to providing adult basic education links the programs students study under with developmental ...

More...
CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Fee for Class in English and Citizenship
A.B. 189 - Fee for Class in English and Citizenship
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a school district to charge a fee for a class in English and citizenship for foreigners until July 1, 2015. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_189_bill_20111008_chaptered.pdf...

More...
TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Adult Education Program Service Providers
S.B. 1
Directs the state education agency to use a competitive procurement process to award a contract to a service provider of an adult education program. Directs the agency, not later than August 31, 2012, to adopt rules to provide for a competitive procurement pro...

More...
CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Expelled Students Participation in Adult Education Programs
H.B. 6433
Specifies that a student who has been expelled for the first time and is at least 16 years old is not required to withdraw from regular public school to attend adult education as part of an alternative educational opportunity during the expulsion. Allows such...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Placement in Adult Education Programs
H.B. 3468 - Placement in Adult Education Programs
Directs the Texas Education Agency, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to (1) review the standardized assessment mechanism for assessing all adult education program participants who need literacy instruction, adult basic educat...

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

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

More...
MSSigned into law 04/2011P-12
Postsec.
Adult High School Diploma
H.B. 1163
Requires the department of education, the Board of Trustees of state institutions of higher learning and the state board for community and junior colleges to study and develop a comprehensive report and recommendations for the establishment of an adult high sc...

More...
MTSigned into law 04/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Organizations That Can Administer Adult Basic Education Programs
H.B. 421
Expands the range of organizations that are allowed to administer adult basic education programs to include a district, community college district, or accredited tribal college, public library, community-based organization, or a consortium of those organizatio...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2010P-12Adult Education Teaching Credentials
A.B. 1374
Adds Section 44251.2, which provides that a credential, permit, certificate or other document that is lawfully issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing remains in force in accordance with existing laws and regulations, and is exempt from new laws and ...

More...
LASigned into law 06/2010P-12
Community College
Adult Education Programs
H.B. 1055
Students who are 16 to 18 years old and are enrolled in an adult education program shall be considered to be in compliance with the school attendance provisions. Defines "effective" adult education program. Eliminate the division of adult and community educati...

More...
TXAdopted 06/2010P-12Adult Basic and Secondary Education
19 TAC 89.21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
Primarily from Texas Register:
Amends provisions to accommodate the 2009 General Appropriations Act (SB 1), which requires that a new funding formula be allocated based on need for persons beyond the age of compulsory attendance who have not received a high s...

More...
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...

More...
NHRule Adoption 02/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Adult Education
Ed 700
 Allows students enrolled in day high school programs to enroll in adult high school programs. Increases the number of credits needed for graduation from an adult high school to 20. Clarifies the awarding of credit through correspondence courses and completion...

More...
NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Basic Skills Training Program for Economic Growth Act
A.B. 4325
Dedicates a percentage of funds from the Supplemental Workforce Fund for Basic Skills to the State Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, a part of the Council of County Colleges, to provide basic skills training to qualified disp...

More...
NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
NJ PLACE Program
A.B. 4327
Establishes NJ PLACE program to facilitate college credit for registered apprenticeship programs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4500/4327_R1.PDF...

More...
UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Adult Education Programs
R277-733
Changes the percentage and the criteria for which funds are allocated to local Adult Education programs consistent with findings from the state legislative audit of the adult education program. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090515/32647.ht...

More...
WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Adult Literacy Grants
A.B. 75
Eliminates provision that no adult literacy grant may exceed $10,000. Page 468 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...

More...
KYSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Combined Work/Postsecondary Education Program
H.B. 3A - Section 19
Establishes ""Metropolitan College" as a nonprofit consortium that includes educational institutions in the Commonwealth and the qualified taxpayer (businesses) as members. Provides the purpose of Metropolitan College is to provide postsecondary educational op...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Interagency Literacy Council
H.B. 4328
Establishes the Interagency Literacy Council for the study, promotion and enhancement of literacy in the state. Specifies that one of the duties of the council is to study current research to assess the adult literacy needs in this state. Directs the council t...

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

More...
ORSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tuition/Fees
H.B. 2011
Directs State Board of Higher Education and community college district boards to permit Oregon residents 65 years of age or older to audit courses without paying instructional fees at any state institution of higher education or community college. Chapter 344
...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Relating to Career and Adult Education
S.B. 1616
Requires the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability shall submit a report on workforce education programs for occupations not included on specific occupation lists and on funding options, etc. Also provides for a standard high school d...

More...
NESigned into law 04/2009Community CollegeVocational Training for Public Assistance Recipients
L.B. 458
Provides for vocational training for public assistance recipients; provides that for creating the self-sufficiency contract and meeting the applicant's work activity requirement, an applicant shall be allowed to engage in vocational training that leads to an a...

More...
UTAdopted 11/2008P-12Adult Education Programs
R277-733
Updates and align state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to adult education programs. Adds provisions regarding the qualifications of adult education teachers. Deletes references to adult education diplomas. Specifies that adult education must provi...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Community College
Adult ed accountability
A.B. 1163
Authorizes school districts to claim and expend a percentage of their adult block entitlement for various adult education programs if approved by the Superintendent. Requires a district to maintain specified accountability mechanisms for those programs, includ...

More...
CTSigned into law 06/2008Postsec.
Community College
Adult Literacy Board and Services
S.B. 465
Establishes an adult literacy board as a standing committee of the state Employment and Training Commission to review and advise the commission on workforce investment and adult literacy services.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/ACT/Pa/pdf/2008PA-00163-R00SB-00465-...

More...
VTSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Community College
Access to Technical Education
H.B. 885
Relates to economic and workforce development.
Section 11 of this bill (The Adult technical education; workforce education and training; report) requires the commissioner of education to:
(1)  Outline and review the current method or methods by which tuition ...

More...
MNVetoed 05/2008P-12Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill
H.B. 6
Relates to school district development screening aide, teacher and administrator licensure, district teacher compensation aide, district debt service equalization aid, non-resident student enrollment, an advisory council on early childhood education and care, ...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Information on GED and Obtaining High School Diploma
H.B. 953; S.B. 264
Requires representatives of local boards of education to provide information concerning alternative education programs and GED program requirements and testing locations to each individual who no longer attends a public high school in the county and has not ob...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Adult and Family Literacy Programs
S.B. 773
Requires the State Department of Education each year by August 1 to compile a list by county of adult education and family literacy services offered to the public; requires the Department to distribute the list to specified local school officials and to post t...

More...
INSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Interim Study Committee on Adult Education
H.B. 1193
Creates the interim committee to study issues that relate to adult education, including funding for programs.The committee is to operate by the rules established by the legislative council.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2008/PDF/HE/HE1193.1.pdf...

More...
UTAdopted 01/2008P-12Adult Education Programs
R277-733
Defines "adult basic education," "adult education," "GED," "measurable outcomes." Establishes clearer fiscal standards and practices for adult education programs. Adds a new section focusing adult education funds on student outcomes and student mastery. http:/...

More...
CAVetoed 10/2007P-12
Postsec.
Adult Literacy
A.B. 1030
Authorizes the Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program to be used for services targeted to young adults 16 years of age and over who are not enrolled in school to improve their literacy skills by providing adult basic literacy tutoring and re...

More...
ILSigned into law 10/2007Community CollegeWe Want to Learn English Initiative
S.B. 1446
Authorizes the community college board to establish and administer a We Want to Learn English Initiative to provide resources for immigrants and refugees to learn English. Provides that the board may include in its budget proposal $ 15,000,000 in funding for t...

More...
TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Alternate Means to Earn Credit Hours
S.B. 118
Requires state department to develop alternate methods whereby adult students at adult high schools may satisfy any requirement that such students have a minimum number of contact hours to earn credit for a course. Such alternative methods may include learning...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Continuing or Professional Education Definition
S.B. 1279, H.B. 2154
Defines continuing or professional education to mean those classes, courses, and programs designed specifically for individuals who have completed a degree in a professional field, that (i) are intended to fulfill the continuing education requirements for lice...

More...
UTAdopted 12/2006P-12Adult Education Exit Exam Exemption
R277-705
Exempts adult education students from attempting or passing the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT) in order to qualify for an adult education diploma; makes adult education students eligible only for an adult education secondary diploma; after the 2006-...

More...
LAAdopted 11/2006P-12Adult Education Content Standards
LAC 28:CXXIX.Chapter 1-11
Raises accountability levels among adult education programs and ensures similar concepts are taught at appropriate educational levels throughout the state. Page 3-11 of 67 http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0611/0611RUL.pdf...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Prekindergarten and Family Literacy Programs
A.B. 172
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Education to administer prekindergarten and family literacy programs. Requires a participating program to provide certain child development and family literacy services in order to r...

More...
CASigned into law 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Adult Education Working Group
A.B. 1319
Requires the Chancellor of the Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a working group of adult education and data experts to review the separate, existing adult education and noncredit instruction data systems, and to report...

More...
IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Extended School Program for Adults
S.B. 2272 - Section 38
Deletes provision that a local board may provide an extended school tuition-free program for district residents over the maximum school age of 21 who do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and who are currently enrolled in an educ...

More...
MESigned into law 05/2006Community CollegeAdult Education Programs
S.B. 702
Proposes to continue the college transitions pilot projects that are in place in 7 adult education programs to assist persons to make the transition from job loss to community college by placing them in an adult education setting where they learn about adaptin...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Adult Education Programs
H.B. 1130
Requires the State Department of Education to provide competitive adult education grants beginning in fiscal year 2007 for specified eligible adult education providers; requires that funding for State adult education grants shall be provided in the State budge...

More...
WYSigned into law 03/2006Community CollegeTransfers Adult Ed to Community College Commission
H.B. 153
Relates to adult basic education; transfers the adult basic education and general educational development programs from the Department of Workforce Services to the Community College Commission; specifies application of transfer; provides for an effective date....

More...
CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Adult Learners May Take Exit Exam
A.B. 1057
An act to add Section 60851.3 to the Education Code, relating to education. Require the exit examination to be offered to a person regularly enrolled in an adult education program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1057_bill_20050908_enrol...

More...
NCSigned into law 06/2005Community College
Postsec.
Community College System
H.B. 583
The Community Colleges System Office is designated as the primary lead agency for delivering workforce development training, adult literacy training, and adult education programs in the State.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H583v5.html...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Professional Development Requirements
S.B. 1150
Limits professional development requirements for certified personnel working solely in the following adult education programs: (1) Adult basic education; (2) General adult education; (3) English as a second language for adults; and (4) General Educational Deve...

More...
NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Education Works Program
S.B. 691
Relates to second semester for education works program....

More...
KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Committee for Mathematics Achievement
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...

More...
UTRule Adoption 02/2005Postsec.
Community College
Adult Education Programs
R277-733
Proposes rule to develop a statewide fee schedule for adult education classes based upon a student's ability to pay. Amends link of fees to free/reduced lunch criteria and establishes a basic fee amount for classes. UTAH REG 27592 (SN)...

More...
GAAdopted 12/2004Postsec.Grant Programs
GAC 668-1
Establishes rules regarding the Area School Program and adult literacy grants. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GRANTS_OF_GEORGIA_DEPARTMENT_OF_TECHNICAL_AND_ADULT_EDUCATION%2FGRANT_PROGRAMS%2Findex.html&d=1...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Education Finance: Joint Commission on Adult Education
S.B. 1442
Establishes the Joint Commission on Adult Education for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the coordination of adult education and noncredit community college programs in order to improve adult education services. Requires the joint commission to ...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Adult Education: Funding
S.B. 1309
Provides that the allocation of statewide authorized adult education average daily attendance would be modified pursuant to a specified formula. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate the excess funds as grants to school districts operat...

More...
CASigned into law 06/2004P-12Ex-Offender Literacy Act
A.B. 1901
Creates the Ex-Offender Literacy Act that states the success of a pilot program requiring an adult convicted of a nonviolent or nonserious offense to participate in a program designed to assist the person obtain the equivalent of a 12th grade education as a co...

More...
FLSigned by Governor 06/2004P-12Career and Technical Education
H.B. 769
Relates to career, workforce and technical education; requires said education programs within the comprehensive high school program of study to be industry certified; provides academic requirements for students enrolled in said education programs; allows chart...

More...
FLVetoed 06/2004Postsec.Workforce Development Programs
S.B. 1258
Relates to workforce development education programs; redesignates adult technical education programs as workforce development education programs; provides requirements for funding. http://www.flsenate.gov/cgi-bin/view_page.pl?Tab=session&Submenu=1&FT=D&File=sb...

More...
ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12
Postsec.
Adult Skill Training Classes/Secondary Vocation Centers
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding secondary area centers as a part of the policies and procedures for secondary programs and adult skill training classes and secondary vocational centers....

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12
Community College
Vocational Program Participation
H.B. 2005
Allows individuals over 22 years of age to attend vocational programs on a campus that is not a comprehensive high school campus during regular school hours in a county with a population that exceeds one million in a joint technological education district (JTE...

More...
VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Parenting Programs
S.B. 98
Requires the Department of Correctional Education to arrange for noncustodial parent offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to be afforded the opportunity to participate in pre- and post- release parenting programs that include par...

More...
CASigned into law 10/2003Postsec.Student Financial Aid: Grade Point Average
S.B. 680
Relates to award of Cal Grants to older and returning adult students. Requires the Student Aid Commission to convene an existing advisory committee to review the existing formula for calculating high school grade point averages. Requires the commission to revi...

More...
MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Family Resource Center Curriculum Blue Ribbon Study Committee
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 107a. (1) The family resource center curriculum blue ribbon study committee is established to explore and make
recommendations on implementing a new integrated system of delivering adult education and related family services
beginning with the 2004-2005 s...

More...
CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education and Workforce Development
H.B. 6634
Establishes a pilot program to expand adult education opportunities for incumbent workers (individuals who are employed in this state, but who are in need of additional skills, training or education in order to upgrade employment). http://www.cga.state.ct.us/a...

More...
ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
H.B. 2450
Allows parent receiving temporary assistance for needy families to attend eligible post secondary institution as allowable work activity when necessary waivers are in effect or federal law permits enrollment at educational institution as allowable work activit...

More...
CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Adult Education
S.B. 966
Defines an adult as a person who is not enrolled in a public school program, eliminates the requirement that local or regional board of education eligible expenditures for adult education for computer equipment not exceed five per cent of the total expenditure...

More...
INSigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Retroactive Credit For Earning A Degree In Prison
S.B. 482
Allows a prisoner to receive additional credit time for a diploma or degree completed before July 1, 1999, if the prisoner has a good conduct record since the completion of the diploma or degree, unless the prisoner has been convicted of certain sex crimes and...

More...
OHRule Adoption 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Criteria/Enrolling Eligible Adults/Education Programs
OAC 3301-42-01; -43-01 thru -06; -45-01; -61-04 thru -15 (non-seq); -67-01
Establishes rules regarding criteria for enrolling eligible adults in public secondary education programs. Addresses definitions, adult high school diploma programs, program elements, basis for awarding adult high school credits, and criteria for issuing adult...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Program
S.B. 882
Creates the Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Program; provides funding for collegiate level adult education....

More...
ARRule Adoption 04/2003Postsec.Adult Education Program Policies
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding adult education program policies. http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us/AdultEdProgramPolicies2003.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Adult Educational Opportunities
H.B. 2714
Provides for a continuum of adequate educational opportunities for adults who do not have a high school diploma; creates the Workforce Investment Board and Adult Education Study Committee. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2714.pdf...

More...
NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Adult Basic Education Authority
S.B. 691
Relates to education; transfers the authority for adult basic education to the commission on higher education; imposes upon the commission the responsibility of planning and budgeting of statewide adult education programs and establishing protocols for access ...

More...
WVSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Eligibility for Higher Education
H.B. 2051
Expands the eligibility for higher education adult part-time student grants....

More...
MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
Community College
Schools
H.B. 744
Changes repealer from 2003 to 2007 on 1) the School Crisis Management Program, 2) the transfer of the industrial and adult short-term training programs to the State Board of Community Colleges, 3) the School Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program, 4) the secti...

More...
NYVetoed 12/2002P-12Adult Educational Opportunities
S.B. 7696
Enhances availability of basic language and high school equivalency educational opportunities for public assistance recipients; requires assessment of public assistance recipient employability and educational level before assignment to work activities can be m...

More...
MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Tobacco Tax for Education
S.B. 856
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricted grants to districts; 2) assist local lead agencies and Baltimore City under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program;...

More...
COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Family Literacy Education Grant Program
H.B. 1303
Establishes a Family Literacy Education Grant Program within the Department of Education; permits local education providers to apply for grants in order to provide family literacy education, adult literacy education or English language literacy education. http...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Program for Disabled Adults Discontinued
S.B. 20E
Eliminates educational program for disabled adults funded in Workforce development education fund. See bil section 236, page 588, line 7 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s0020Eer.pdf...

More...
LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Age to Attend Alternative Or Voc-Ed Programs
H.B. 21A
Lowers age for when certain students may attend alternative education or vocational-technical education programs; provides relative to attendance of certain students in BESE-approved adult education programs. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT5/OU...

More...
FLSigned into law 04/2002P-12Services to Persons with Disabilities
H.B. 1825
Relates to vocational rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities; requires the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to develop a plan relating to general vocational rehabilitation programs; provides requirements for the plan; renames the Rehabilita...

More...
ALSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Adult Education under Purview of Postsecondary Education
H.B. 465
Transfers adult basic education services from the State Department of Education to the Postsecondary Education Department; provides for the State Board of Education to coordinate the transfer of adult basic education services. http://alisdb.legislature.state.a...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Need- and Performance-Based Adult Education Grants
S.B. 737
Requires the department of education to distribute need- and performance-based grants for adult education. Adult education and -literacy grant funds under this program may be used for GED instruction, the Maryland Adult External High School Program, ESL, fami...

More...
MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Incentives for Employers to Provide Basic Skills Training
H.B. 474
Income tax; extend repealer tax credit for certain employers sponsoring basic skills training and retraining for employees (RP)....

More...
MIPublic Act No. 03/2002P-12
H.B. 5483
Amends the Nonprofit Corporation Act to add the Career Development and Distance Learning Act to the provisions governing such nonprofit charitable organizations....

More...
ALAct No. 03/2002P-12Bonding Authority
S.B. 517
Authorizes Public School and College Authority to sell and issue aggregate principal amount of Bonds, in addition to all other bonds previously issued by the Authority; provides funds to pay the cost of workforce development, education and training and the acq...

More...
LASigned into law 07/2001P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education and Literacy Training Related to TANF Programs
H.B. 1759
Specifies that adult basic education and literacy training are within the definition of vocational education training for purposes of Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) programs....

More...
PASigned into law 06/2001P-12Adult Literacy/Family Literacy
S.B. 35
Act No. 26 of 2001. Amends the Pennsylvania Adult Basic and Literacy Education Act; provides for short title, for findings and purpose, for definitions, for grant program, for limitations on funding, for interagency coordinating council, for audits and records...

More...
AZVetoed 05/2001P-12Health Care Training
H.B. 2618
Appropriates funds from the State General Fund in each of the fiscal years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 to the Department of Education to establish an Adult Education Qualified Health Care Labor Pool Program for a 3 year model training program for health care worke...

More...
HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Teach blindness skills to individuals 55 and older
H.B. 429
Makes an appropriation for teachers to teach blindness skills to individuals 55 and older with severe visual impairment or blindness....

More...
MTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Distribution of Adult Education Funds to Tribal Colleges
H.B. 267
Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to distribute adult education funds for the support of an adult education program operated by an accredited tribal college in Montana....

More...
WVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Adult Part-Time Students
H.B. 2897
Provides higher education adult part-time student grants to students enrolled in postsecondary certificate, industry-recognized credential and other skill development programs of study in demand occupations....

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Private/Home Schooled Students in Adult Ed.
S.B. 940
Amends the Arkansas Code regarding requirements for private school and home-schooled students to enroll in an adult education program. Students age 16 or 17, enrolled in a private, parochial or home school who desire to enroll in an adult education program sha...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Students Attending Adult Ed. Programs
H.B. 2300
Institutes a monitoring program for students obtaining waivers of school attendance requirements to attend adult education programs....

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education Task Force Study
S.B. 399; H.B. 775
Establishes a task force to study adult education services, including basic skills instruction, English as a second language, General Equivalent Diploma instruction and family literacy instruction....

More...
CASigned into law 01/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Adult Education Component
A.B. 804
Chapter No.734 Adult education programs, courses, and classes shall not be used to supplant the regular high school curriculum for high school pupils enrolled in adult education. Adult education shall supplement and enrich the high school pupil's educational e...

More...
OKSigned into law 06/2000P-12Center for the Study of Literacy
H.B. 2117
Relates to adult literacy; relates to the Center for the Study of Literacy and the Literacy Initiatives Commission; creates the Adult Literacy Services Advisory Committee....

More...
ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges take charge of Adult Education
H.B. 4266
Public Act No. 91-830; On July 1, 2001, transfers all State Board of Education powers and duties
concerning adult education to the Illinois Community College Board. ...

More...
MNSigned into law 05/2000P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education
H.B. 3800
Administrative costs are limited to 8% for community-based or non-profit organizations and 5% for school districts of the total state funds received from the district or consortium. This cannot exceed the actual unreimbursed cost of administering ABE services....

More...
CTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Awarding High School Diplomas to Wartime Veterans
S.B. 154
00-124., Allows local and regional boards of education to award high school diplomas to wartime veterans who did not earn their diplomas because they withdrew from school to join the armed forces....

More...
MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Increased Funding for Adult Education
H.B. 1778
(LD 2492)Appropriates funds to the Department of Education to increase the state subsidy for adult education....

More...
KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education and Literacy Programs
S.B. 1
Relates to adult education and literacy programs; requires the Department for Adult Education and Literacy to enter into long-term agreements with the comprehensive coordinating entities; requires the department to create and implement a funding formula to ens...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2000P-12Literacy Initiatives Commission
H.B. 1850
Re-creates the Literacy Initiatives Commission....

More...
VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Technology Training for Adult Education Providers
H.B. 936
Provisions of in-service training in the effective use of educational technology for adult education and literacy program professionals. The training is to be delivered at institutes established by the State Council of Higher Education for providing in-service...

More...