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From the ECS State Policy Database
Economic/Workforce Development


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

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State Status/Date Level Summary
ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Career Coaches and Workforce Development
S.B. 184 - Workforce Development
This appropriations bill makes an appropriation of $4,333,506 for Workforce Development funds, to be distributed by the state board. Of the above appropriation, $600,000 must be expended for career coaches and up to $200,000 must be used to provide regional co...

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MDPassed 04/2014Postsec.Maryland Technology Internship Program
H.B. 1317
Creates the Maryland Technology Internship Program, which connects students at higher education institutions and recent graduates with small innovative businesses in the high-growth technology sector through internships to foster workforce development, job ret...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014P-12Task Force on Statutory Common School Fund Loans
H.B. 4063
Creates an eight-member Task Force on Statutory Common School Fund Loans to meet during the 2014 legislative interim to identify opportunities for making loans from the Common School Fund for financing projects that provide significant in-state economic benefi...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Utah Futures
S.B. 34 - Utah Futures
Directs the Utah Futures Steering Committee to ensure, to the extent feasible, that Utah Futures will allow users to:
- Access information about different career opportunities and understand educational requirements to enter careers
- Access information about...

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COTo governor 03/2014Postsec.Regulation Of Continuing Professional Education
H.B. 1136
Clarifies the exemption for education offered by a bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization by requiring that the education primarily benefit the organization's membership or mission. Exempts from regulation a continuing professional ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Authority
S.B. 62
Requires the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) governing authority to lease certain science and technology buildings to Utah State University and the University of Utah. Requires that written performance standards and expectations be written for eac...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Professional-technical Education
S.B. 1275
Enhances secondary Agriculture and Natural Resource programs currently offered in schools and establishes the Agricultural and Natural Resource Education Program Start-Up Grant Fund.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1275.pdf
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IDAdopted 03/2014P-12
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Workforce Development Working Group
H.C.R. 53
Calls on the Directors of Commerce and Labor, with the cooperation of the State Board of Education, to convene a working group composed of both industry and education to develop policy recommendations to strengthen the link between education and workforce need...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Workforce Investment Board
S.B. 1566
Declares that it is state public policy to promote coordinated provision of education, employment, economic development, and job training services, and requires the inclusion of community colleges and public and private universities. Requires the Governor to a...

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ALSigned into law 02/2014P-12
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Alabama Workforce Council
S.B. 217
Establishes the Alabama Workforce Council to advise and support the chancellor of the Alabama Community College System and the superintendent of the Alabama Department of Education. Establishes membership. Provides the council will promote, coordinate and coll...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12
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Education and Workforce Investment Systems
S.B. 118
From bill summary: Provides that the California Workforce Investment Board ("board") is responsible for assisting the governor in the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century workforce and the promotion of th...

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NJVetoed 09/2013P-12Career Exploration Report on High-Demand Industries
A.B. 3270
Bill Text: Mandates the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development and the Commissioner of Education to create a career exploration report for students in grades 7 through 12 about employment in high-demand industries. Requires the report to contain infor...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013P-12
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Marketing for the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program
H.P. 926
Requires the department to notify superintendents about the program annually and encourage the superintendents to publicize the availability of the program among
students, parents and school staff. Requires the Department of Labor to require that publicly fund...

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WASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation
H.B. 1866
From fiscal note: Includes the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation among the recipients of the Economic Strategic Reserve Account. Delays termination of the Center until July 1, 2020 and extends
the provisions repealing the Center until July 1, 2...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Increase Completion of Industry Certifications and Credentials
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to implement, to the extent that funds are available, an industry certifications and credentials program. Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in the public schools are exempted from payin...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Education and Workforce Innovation Program
S.B. 402
Creates the 11-member North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission (Commission) in the Governor's Office. Its purpose is to ensure North Carolina graduates more career and college ready students. The Commission is directed to administer the Edu...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeBack-to-work Funds
S.B. 402
As amended by S.L. 2013-363, Sec. 3.15, specifies funds for the North Carolina Back-to-Work Program (Program). The Program provides unemployed and underemployed North Carolina residents, military veterans, and North Carolina National Guard members with occupat...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013Community CollegeNondegree Certification and Technical Training Programs Correlated to Workforce Shortages
S.B. 868
Directs the The Office of Higher Education, in consultation with the Board of Regents for Higher Education, to develop a list of nondegree certificate programs and technical training courses offered by the regional community-technical colleges that directly co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Fund and Grant Program
H.B. 437
No longer authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations, or grants to a public junior college or public technical institute for the purpose of providing scholarships under the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program. Establishes the Texas Innovative Adult C...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Study re: Authorization of Baccalaurate Programs in Nursing and Applied Sciences
S.B. 414
Directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct a study of regional workforce needs to determine regions of the state that would benefit from the authorization of baccalaureate degree
programs in nursing and in applied sciences at public junio...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Projections of Workforce Needs and Comparisons of Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 1296
Directs the higher education coordinating board (HECB), in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, to collect relevant information and make 5-year projections on Texas workforce needs and the educational attainment and training of persons projected to...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Texas 2036 Commission
H.B. 2036
Creates the Texas 2036 Commission and establishes membership. Directs the commission, with an emphasis on the changing demographics of this state, to assess and identify future higher education and workforce needs in the state and the state's ability to meet t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Developing a Skilled Workforce
H.C.R. 82
Requests the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/HC00082F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Skills Development Fund Dollars to Support Certain Dual Credit Programs
H.B. 3028
Permits the Texas Workforce Commission to use up to 5% of the general revenue appropriated to the skills development fund for that biennium, along with funds available to the commission from other sources, to be awarded to a public junior college, public state...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program
H.B. 3662
Creates the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program. Provides the purposes of the program are to provide selected districts, and public and private or independent institutions of higher education, with the opportunity to establish innovative programs designed...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Texas Fast Start Program
S.B. 441
Directs the Texas Workforce Commission, in partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to establish and administer the Texas Fast Start Program to identify and develop methods to support, and to provide support for, competency-based, rapid-...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12
Community College
Basic Education & Career & Tech Ed Pilot Program
H.B. 1005
Permits the state board for community colleges and occupational education ("board") to collaborate with local district junior colleges, area vocational schools, the department of education, and local workforce development programs to design certificate program...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Creating a Manufacturing Career Pathway
H.B. 1165
Defines "career pathway" as series of connected education and training strategies and support services to enable individuals to secure industry-relevant skills and certification, and to obtain employment in an occupational area. Defines "manufacturing sector p...

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NVSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.STEM Council
S.B. 345
Charges council with developing a strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math to serve as a foundation for workforce development. Requires a survey of education programs to identify recommendations for the wider implementation of such program...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013P-12Youth Job Development
H.B. 2689
Amends existing law to allow a public body to enter into a written cooperative agreement with a youth job development organization for the provision of services by youth participants in connection with a public resource project for the purpose of providing opp...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013P-12Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant Program
H.B. 2913
Amends existing law that requires the department and the bureau of labor and industries to jointly establish a committee to set goals for the career and technical education revitalization grant program. Requires the development of grant criteria and make reco...

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INSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.EARN Indiana Program
H.B. 1312
Changes the college work study program into the Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana Program. Makes changes to the definition of "eligible employer" to extend eligibility to for-profit companies and allow year-round participation of all eligible ent...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.
Community College
Labor Education Alignment Program
H.B. 1276
Creates a statewide, comprehensive labor education alignment program, in which technology center and community college students participate in employment training and attain industry-recognized postsecondary credentials. Provides that the Tennessee Higher Educ...

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DESigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Community College
Establishes the "Blue Collar" Task Force.
S.J.R. 1
The Blue Collar Task Force determines the need for additional state policies or programs to attract and retain "Blue Collar" jobs. Members are named; deadline to report back to the General Assembly is January 23, 2014.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS147.nsf/...

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ALSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Industrial Development and Training Institute
S.B. 222
From bill summary: Places the Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute under the supervision and control of the secretary of commerce and the department of commerce. Provides that all employees of the institute are to remain employees of the insti...

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WASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Modifying Job Skills Program Provisions
H.B. 1247
Amends existing law which requires the annual gross business income of five hundred thousand dollars or more to be equal to or greater than the amount of the requested job skills grant. Commitment of financial support from businesses with an annual gross busin...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
Aligning STEM or Career and Technical Education Programs with Applied Baccalaureate Programs
S.B. 5624
Subject to available funding, working with the state board for community and technical colleges to develop high-demand applied baccalaureate programs that align with high quality secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs and career a...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
Creates Regional Indiana Works Council
S.B. 465
Authorizes the governor to establish an Indiana Works Council (Council) for any region designated by the governor. Provides for council members to be selected and appointed by the governor. Requires the Education Roundtable to provide staff/administrative supp...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Assessment of Workforce Need
H.B. 566
Requires Tennessee Higher Education Commission to produce annual report related to anticipated workforce needs and the estimated number of college degrees, certificates, and other credentials produced to meet said needs.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bil...

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WVIssued 04/2013P-12
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Workforce Planning Council
Exec. Order 3-13
Establishes the West Virginia Workforce Planning Council as the single, independent entity to integrate and coordinate public education, workforce development, and economic development efforts. Details membership, reporting schedule.
http://www.governor.wv.gov...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Community College
Establishes Indiana Career Council
H.B. 1002
Establishes the Indiana Career Council to: (1) align the various participants in the state's education, job skills development, and career training system; (2) match the education and skills training provided by the state's education, job skills development, a...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Technology Research Collaborative
H.B. 562
Creates a technology research collaborative (TRC), with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology serving as fiscal agent. Members of the TRC include the national laboratories,major research institutes, and all postsecondary institutions of New Mexico....

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Longitudinal Data System and Analysis
H.B. 240
Establishes the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Provides the office's purpose is to collect accurate education data and workforce data in the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System in order to link t...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Education Task Force
S.B. 169
Creates the Education Task Force. Establishes membership of legislative leaders). Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on public education and higher education issues, including:

(1) Long-term education policies to help job creation and ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Education and Workforce Statistics, Creating Council for Educational Research
S.B. 83
Defines data points that fall under "education data" and "workforce data". Creates the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics ("office") and the Board of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics ("board"). Establishes the office within...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Enhancement of South Dakota's Economic Development and Education
S.B. 235
Permits thirty percent of the building South Dakota fund to be transferred to the workforce education fund. The workforce education fund can be used to fund the limited English proficiency adjustment, provide grants for the purposes of providing secondary car...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Determines Job Placement Outcomes for Graduates of Public South Dakota Postsecondary Education Institutions
S.B. 4
Requires the Department of Labor and Regulation to work with the Board of Regents to determine the job placement outcomes for those persons completing a degree program at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. The department is also required t...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12
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Alignment of Education and Training to Types of Employment
H.M. 45
Requests that the Economic Development Department, the Workforce Solutions Department, the Public Education Department, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of New Mexico, and the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University coordi...

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NMPassed 02/2013Postsec.Workforce Skill and Education Aquisition for Hispanic and American Indians
H.M. 41
Requests that the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Solutions conduct a study on how best to provide assistance to Hispanics and Native Americans who seek to gain the skills and education needed
to join the workforce. Requires the secretary to present t...

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NJVetoed 01/2013P-12
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Workforce Development & Education Commission
S.B. 2483
Would have created the New Jersey Workforce Development and Education Commission within the state department of labor. Would have charged board with identifying policies that improve the ability of the state's schools and public postsecondary institutions to m...

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CAVetoed 09/2012Community CollegeCommunity College Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program
A.B. 2309
From bill summary: Authorize the board of governors of the California Community Colleges, once sufficient funding becomes available, to establish a competitive grant pilot program to evaluate a public-private partnership model designed to accomplish specified ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12
Community College
California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program
S.B. 1402
From bill summary: Generally recasts and revises the provisions governing the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program that is repealed by existing law on January 1, 2013, excluding the provisions relating to the economic and wo...

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IDIssued 07/2012Postsec.Establishing Workforce Development Council
2012 ID EO 12-04
Creates the Idaho Workforce Development Council (the "Council") in accordance with section 111(e) and 117(c)(2)(A) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.
The Council shall consist of not more than 33 members appointed by the Governor, consistent with f...

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PASigned into law 07/2012Postsec.Agreements for Economic Development
S.B. 1308
Authorizes the State System of Higher Education and its employees to enter into agreements for economic development advantageous to both the universities and employees. Provides for approval and notice of such agreements. Requires the State System and each uni...

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HISigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Pacific International Space Center for Education Systems
H.B. 2873
Transfers the Pacific international space center for exploration systems (PISCES) from the University of Hawaii to the department of business, economic development, and tourism's office of aerospace development. Establishes a PISCES board of directors and prov...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council
H.B. 331
Creates the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council. Includes among council membership two representatives from institutions of higher education and one representative from a community or technical college that have cybersecurity-related pro...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Career Connection Learning Strategies
S.B. 316 - Career Connection Learning Strategies
Not later than June 30, 2013, directs the state board, in consultation with any office housed in the governor's office that deals with workforce development, to adopt K-12 model curricula that embed career connection learning strategies into regular classroom ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12
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Workforce Development
S.B. 316 - Workforce Development
Requires all state agencies engaged in workforce development activities to assist the state workforce policy board in the performance of its duties. Directs governor to designate 9 members of board as voting members; provides other members are ex officio membe...

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CTSigned into law 06/2012P-12Employment Training for Students with Autism
S.B. 41
Directs the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education, to study model programs concerning the preemployment training and employment of young adults with autism spectrum ...

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LASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Leasing of Campus Grounds to Businesses in a Business Incubator or Research Park
S.B. 412
Permits a college or university's governing board to grant a lease to a business in an area on college/university grounds that the college or university has designated as a business incubator or research park, subject to specified conditions. http://legis.la.g...

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CTSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Home-Buying Assistance for College Graduates
S.B. 78
Expands the types of higher education institutions that graduates can come from in order to participate in the Learn Here, Live Here program which assists postsecondary graduates from in the state to buy their first house in the state. http://www.cga.ct.gov/20...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Community College
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Worker Training Programs in Community Colleges
S.F. 2321 - Division II
This section adds a new subsection requiring the Department of Workforce Development to issue a quarterly report identifying Iowa industries in which there is a shortage of skilled workers. Also establishes for the community colleges a gap tuition assistance ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12
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Workforce Investment
S.B. 318 - Workforce Investment
From K-12 appropriations bill: Provides that workforce development funds may be expended for technical dual enrollment programs. Also requires that up to $200,000 be used to provide regional council seed funding in Regions 3 and 8 to develop leadership strateg...

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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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COSigned into law 05/2012Community College
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Community College Two-year Degree Programs
H.B. 1214
The bill allows a Colorado community college to offer a two-year degree program with academic designation in nursing or dental hygiene without a valid student transfer agreement..
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2012a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F46C5C7574E6067F...

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HIAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Advanced Aviation Degree Training Program at the University of Hawaii
H.C.R. 107
Requests that the governor convene a 10-member exploratory committee to examine the feasibility and necessary resources of establishing an international aviation training center at the Hilo International Airport and an advanced aviation degree training program...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Career Themed Courses, Career Academies, and Workforce Alignment
H.B. 7059 - Career Themed Courses, Career Academies, and Workforce Alignment
Defines "career-themed course" as a course or series of courses leading to industry certification, and aligned with priority workforce needs established by the regional workforce board or the department of economic opportunity. Permits two or more districts to...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes
H.B. 7135 - Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes
Directs the department of economic opportunity to prepare an economic security report of employment and earning outcomes for degrees or certificates earned at public postsecondary educational institutions. Requires that the report be easily accessible to and r...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program
H.B. 5201 - Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program
Establishes a two-year Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program in four counties to make scholarships available for students with disabilities (age 22-30) who are receiving instruction in a private school to meet state-set high school graduat...

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NESigned into law 04/2012Postsec.
Community College
Educational Bridge Programs for Low-income Adults
L.B. 1079
To fill the skills gap of educated workers needed to serve key roles in high-demand industries, provides competitive grants for educational bridge programs for low-income adults. Defines bridge program as a structured career pathway program, developed in partn...

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COSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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The Skills For Jobs Act
H.B. 1061
To the extent possible, requires state agencies to produce an annual report regarding state workforce need projections and college credential production. The report also should indicated anticipated credentials that high school vocational programs, apprentices...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.SUNY Challenge Grant Program
A.B. 9057 - SUNY Challenge Grant Program,
Part O: Defines "SUNY Challenge Grant Program" as a long-term economic and academic plan submitted by a college, university or community college, subject to the approval of the governor and chancellor of the state university of New York. (2011 S.B. 5855, a.k.a...

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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 ...

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ILAdopted 03/2012P-12Urging Passage of Pathways Back to Work Legislation
S.R. 596
Urges President Obama and Congress to pass the $5 billion Pathways Back to Work legislation as soon as possible to create an employment program throughout the year, with a particular emphasis on the creation of summer employment for 500,000 youth and adults, b...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Commission
S.B. 1538
Expands duties of Higher Education Coordinating Commission to include the development and recommendation of policies to ensure or improve access to higher education
by underserved populations, recommend and encourage student success and completion initiatives,...

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WASigned into law 03/2012Community College
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Workforce Training for Aerospace and Materials Manufacturing
H.B. 2156
Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to: (1) Facilitate coordination and alignment of aerospace training programs to the maximum extent possible; and (2) Establish an aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing pipeline advisory com...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Workforce Development Advisory Committee
H.B. 4141
Makes the Governor and the members of the State Workforce Investment Board, or a subcommittee composed of members of the board designated by the board, an advisory committee to develop initiatives related to workforce development. Final report to be submitted ...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12
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Strategic Plan for Connecting Education and Workforce Development
A.B. 1310
Partially from bill summary: Requires the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the California Workforce Investment Board, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the state department of education, and the...

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NYVetoed 09/2011P-12Green Jobs Workforce Subcommittee
A.B. 241
Creates the Green Jobs Workforce Subcommittee ("subcommittee") under the State Workforce Investment Board. Directs the subcommittee to work with specified public and private stakeholders in developing and carrying out its tasks, including, among others, the de...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12
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Comprehensive Healthcare Workforce Planning Act
S.B. 1945
Creates the Comprehensive Healthcare Workforce Planning Act. Establishes the State Healthcare Workforce Council to provide an ongoing assessment of health care workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies and to recommend appropriate state governm...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Higher Education Green Jobs and Technology Act
H.B. 166
Creates the Higher Education Green Jobs and Technology Act. Permits representatives from each state university and community college, in conjunction with research centers on these campuses focused on clean or sustainable energy, to meet annually to develop col...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12
Community College
Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Act
H.F. 645 - Multiple Provisions
"Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Act" . Establishes a pathways for academic career and employment program to provide funding to community colleges for the development of projects in coordination with the department of economic development, the depa...

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ILSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Higher Education Technology Entrepreneur Center Act
H.B. 1876
Creates the Higher Education Technology Entrepreneur Center Act. Authorizes the board of trustees of each public university and community college district to to create a technology entrepreneur center for each campus of the university or each community college...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Alignment
H.B. 6485
Requires the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, every two years, to identify and report on the sectors or subsectors in which workforce shortages exist, the workforce skills needed in those sectors or subsectors, and which career pathways should be establish...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Community College
Workforce Training Program
S.B. 175
Creates Oregon Employer Workforce Training Program and Oregon Youth Employment Program in Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) subject to availability of funds. Charges local workforce investment boards with local management of pro...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Establishes the ''No Adult Left Behind" Initiative
S.B. 166
Requires the Commission on Workforce Development, acting as the lead agency, with the cooperation of other participating agencies, including but not limited to, the North Carolina Community College System, The University of North Carolina, and the North Caroli...

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CTSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Identification of Teacher and Workforce Shortages
H.B. 6485
Requires the state Department of Education to annually, by March first, electronically distribute to the president of every institution of higher education in this state offering a teacher preparatory program
information concerning teacher shortage areas, for ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Extends the Implementation Date of Personal Pathways to Success
H.B. 3748
Extends the date by which the Education and Economic Development Act, now called Personal Pathways to Success, must be implemented fully (the primary goals of Personal Pathways to Success are to increase high school completion rates, better prepare students fo...

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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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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Advisory Council on Economic Development
A.B. 449
Creates an Advisory Council on Economic Development and prescribes its duties. Creates the Board of Economic Development, consisting of the governor or his or her designee, the lieutenant governor or his or her designee, the secretary of state or his or her de...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Advanced Research Program
H.B. 2631
Renames the advanced research program the Norman Hackerman advanced research program. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB02631F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development council
S.B. 988
Creates a 9-member cybersecurity, education and economic development council, including two representatives from institutions of higher education with cybersecurity-related programs and one representative from a public junior college with a cybersecurity-relat...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Creation and Transfer of Various State Agencies
S.B. 2156
Creates the Department of Economic Opportunity. Transfers the functions and trust funds of the Agency for Workforce Innovation to other agencies. Transfers the Ready to Work program from the Department of Education (DOE) to the Department of Economic Opportuni...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary and Workforce Development Study
H.C.R. 66
Urges and requests the Board of Regents, the Department of Revenue, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission to report and share information and data, including the success of Louisiana's postsecondary graduates in the workforce, and to submit a report of furth...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Community Colleges and Economic Development
S.C.R. 61
Urges and requests the Board of Regents to work with the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges to study the two-year college services offered to the greater northeast Louisiana area, and to determine how the state can best meet the education...

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WAPartial Veto 06/2011Postsec.Creating Innovate Washington
S.B. 5764
Creates innovate Washington as a state agency. Abolishes the Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute and the Washington technology center and transfers the powers, duties, and functions to innovate Washington. Creates the investing in innovat...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Shared Vision for Higher Education in Louisiana
H.C.R. 121
Urges the Louisiana Board of Regents to aggressively and fully implement its previously established admission standards, those standards the board set for implementation in 2012 and 2014, and additional admission standards as warranted; that the board continue...

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NCSigned into law 05/2011P-12High School To Work Partnerships
H.B. 769
Directs local boards of education to adopt and implement policies that encourage high school to work partnerships. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/HTML/H769v4.html...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Training
S.B. 2056 (H.B. 1016)
Clarify that one of the four institutions of higher education that is assigned primary responsibility for workforce training qualifies as a "community" under the program and to provide that the institutions of higher education assigned primary responsibility f...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Amends Requirements For Exemption From Community College Tuition Payment for Disabled Individuals
H.B. 104
Clarifies and amends the requirements for obtaining an exemption from the payment of tuition at community colleges for specified disabled individuals. Allows an individual who is out of work due to a disability to obtain a tuition waiver at a community college...

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COSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Higher Education Master Plan
S.B. 52
Directs the commission on higher education to design a master plan that achieves the following goals: increasing the overall number of degrees and certificates awarded in a year by 30% in a decade to provide support for economic development; renegotiating perf...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Establishes the Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program
S.B. 538
Establishes the Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program to provide opportunities for students in technical and community colleges to work with West Virginia companies while in college, thus increasing the likelihood that they will complete the program, fi...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011Community College
Postsec.
Community College District
S.B. 1213
Outlines an alternative process to convert a provisional community college district to an independent community college district. Allows a county to organize an independent community college district if the following requirements are met: (1) The county has op...

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VASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund
S.B. 1485/H.B. 2324
Expands the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to allow for awards from the fund to be used to encourage commercialization and to attract research talent at state institutions of higher education.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+ful+S...

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UTVetoed 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Utah Futures Web Site and Steering Committee
S.B. 305
Statutorily creates "Utah Futures" https://utahfutures.org/, a web-based education and career counseling program. Provides that Utah Futures should include proven technologies in enterprise portal, social media and collaboration, video streaming, education and...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Development of State Longitudinal Data System
S.B. 2371
Provides for the development of a state longitudinal data system (SLDS) to establish a multi-agency database to track educational and student outcomes in the workforce. Provides for interagency cooperation with the SLDS. Provides for an SLDS governing board.
h...

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

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MESigned into law 03/2011P-12Establishes the Governor's Business Advisory Council
12 FY 11/12
Establishes the Governor's Business Advisory Council tasked with advising on ways to improve the state's business climate.
http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=205612&an=1...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Community CollegePilot Program for Innovative Nursing and Allied Health Care Profession Education
A.B. 2385
Establishes the Pilot Program for Innovative Nursing and Allied Health Care Profession Education at the California Community Colleges. Provides the goal of the program is to facilitate graduation of community college nursing and allied health students by testi...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Postsec.Aligning Cal C Grants with High-Need/-Wage/-Growth Occupations
S.B. 957
Primarily from bill summary: Requires that Cal C grants (which may already only be used for occupational or technical training) be used only for areas of occupational or technical training identified by the Student Aid Commission (areas to be reviewed and upda...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Partnership Academies in Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Businesses
S.B. 675
From bill summary: Requires the Controller annually to allocate $8,000,000 from the Energy Resources Program Account, upon appropriation by the legislature, to the superintendent of public instruction for expenditure in the form of local grants to be allocated...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12
Community College
Linking CTE Offerings to High-Priority Workforce Needs
S.B. 515
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 fiscal year, requires as a condition of receiving federal funds provided under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998, and to the extent permitted under federal law, that schoo...

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NYVetoed 08/2010Community CollegeTechnology Employment Community Hub (TECH) Centers Program
A.B. 356/S.B. 2293-B
Creates the technology employment community hub (TECH) centers program to award grants of up to $100,000 to community colleges to upgrade their educational, occupational and training services including their facilities, labs and high technology equipment. Requ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.Sharing New Energy Technologies
H.B. 6153
Authorizes the department of commerce and economic opportunity to, subject to appropriation, create financial incentive and grant programs to encourage private companies to share their new energy technologies with public institutions of higher education, publi...

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KSSigned into law 07/2010P-12Kansas Broadband Advisory Task Force
E.O. 10-08
Governor established the Kansas Broadband Advisory Task Force with the following purposes and charges: (1) To develop recommendations for development and implementation of a broadband digital strategy to support statewide availability and adoption of broadband...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Performance Agreements and Flexibility
H.B. 1171
Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act; provides for performance agreements between the Board of Regents and public postsecondary institutions; provides for autonomies, including setting tuition rates, granted to institutions that enter int...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Community CollegeWorkforce Training Programs
S.B. 712
Allows the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, with the approval of and in coordination with the Board of Regents, to establish a Centers of Excellence Program to provide customized educational and training programs to meet areas of need ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Community College
Cost of Licensing Tests for Adult Students with Financial Need
H.B. 2645
Requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Education, to develop, implement, and administer a program for the payment of the cost of licensing tests for adult students with financial need who
complete a hi...

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RISigned into law 06/2010Community College
Postsec.
Purpose of Community College of Rhode Island
H.B. 8181, S.B.2823
Extends role of the Community College of Rhode Island as a workforce development center. Redefines purpose of the community college to be "to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and pe...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Employment and Training Programs, State Career Pathways System
H.B. 8220
Amends powers and duties of Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council. Repeals provision requiring council to prepare an annual report on the council's goals, policies and activities. Directs the council to annually produce a Unified Workforce Development...

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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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COSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
College Savings Accounts for Adult Learners
S.B. 202
Concerns college savings accounts for job retraining for adult learners; provides a tax exemption for employer matching contributions; relates to postsecondary educational opportunities and job retraining goals.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl....

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Georgia Workforce Investment Board and Office of Workforce Development
H.B. 1195
Creates the Workforce Investment Board and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for the purpose of implementing state workforce development policy. Provides that the annual allocation reserved by federal law for statewide workforce activities and adm...

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NJSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009
S.B. 920
Meant to ease restrictions on public-private partnerships between higher education institutions and private entities, encouraging flexibility in planning and growth at state and county colleges, and creating jobs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/S1000/...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12State Board of Education Membership
S.B. 379 - Sec. 1 and 2
Requires the state board of education to conduct a formal vote before closing or suspending operations of a vocational-technical school; Requires that at least 2 members of the state board have industrial, trade or technical school experience; Requires that on...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Study of Certificates and Diplomas
S.F. 184
Requires MnSCU with business and industry groups and labor unions to study options for lower credit credentials recognized by employers that could be combined into an educational career path leading to a diploma or degree. The study must recognize the need for...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Surgical Technologist Pilot
S.F. 184
Directs MnSCU to establish a pilot project with participating health care facilities for the training, education, and employment of certified surgical technologist through partnerships between MnSCU institutions with accredited surgical technologist programs a...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Nanotechnology Report
S.F. 184
Requires the U of M and MnSCU to report to the legislature by February 1, 2011, on nanotechnology research and education, including ethical issues and principles for the responsible use to protect health, environment, and workers safety.
https://www.revisor.mn...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Review of Workforce Education Programs
HB 5201-Sec. 31
Requires the the office of program policy analysis and government accountability to conduct a review of the public school adult workforce education programs and the community college and state college workforce education programs for the purpose of identifying...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12High Schools May Offer State-funded WorkKeys
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 4
Permits high schools to offer state-funded WorkKeys (i.e., a job skill assessment system) to 10th grade students using funds appropriated for the assessment of PSAT or PLAN; Provides that the selection of the test for each student should be informed by the stu...

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WASigned into law 04/2010P-12
Community College
Economic/Workforce Development
H.B. 2630
Creates the opportunity express program to: (1) expand training and education programs such as the worker retraining program, the opportunity grant program and the opportunity internship program; and (2) create more effective intake and outreach systems to rea...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.
Community College
No Reduction in Unemployment Benefits if Enrolling in Higher Education
H.B. 2092, S.B. 1491
Prohibits the reduction or denial of unemployment benefits due to the claimant's enrollment in any institution of higher
education.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB2092.pdf...

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HISigned into law 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Statewide Longitudinal Data System
S.B. 2122
Requires the department of education, the University of Hawaii, and the department of labor and industrial relations, and other state agencies to share data to support research that will improve educational and workforce outcomes and meet the longitudinal data...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12
Community College
Corrections Education
S.B. 1093
Relates to nonviolent prisoners receiving work compensation under contract with the Department of Corrections in prison industries. Allows 5% of the prisoners wage to be deposited into a transitions program. Allows a contracted entity in the transitions progra...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Maryland Longitudinal Data System
S.B. 275
Establishes the Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS) as a statewide data system that contains individual-level student data and workforce data from all levels of education and the state's workforce. The bill also establishes a Maryland Longitudinal Data Sy...

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VASigned into law 04/2010P-12Employment Programs for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
H.B. 1099
Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in coordination with the Department of Rehabilitative Services and other partner agencies, to develop pilot programs to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to obtain and sus...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Job Training
H.B. 509
Amend Employment Security Law to allow the director of the department of labor to develop and
implement youth employment and job training programs. Chapter 276
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2010/H0509.htm...

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

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Workforce Program Evaluation
S.B. 459
Relates to workforce program evaluations and the sharing of certain data. Provides for certain agencies to share de-identified data to create one- time restricted-use data sets in order to evaluate postsecondary and career readiness programs pursuant to specif...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Job Training and Placement
H.B. 2651
Authorizes port districts to contract with nonprofit entities in order to participate in programs for job training and placement, preapprenticeship training or educational programs associated with port tenants, customers, and local economic development related...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 2420
Requires the Employment Security Department to conduct an analysis of occupations in the forest products industry; require the Department of Commerce and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board to identify barriers to the growth of green jobs i...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Achievement Council
H.B. 1071
Establishes the Education Achievement Council to increase educational attainment of the state's working-age population by 2025.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/HB/1000-1099/HB1071SG.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Workforce Development Authority
H.B. 1304
Creates the Virginia Workforce Development Authority to take over the duties of the Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+HB1304ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Workplace Readiness Skills
S.B. 630
Requires each local school board to include in its annual report to the Board of Education the number of students who passed the state Workplace Readiness Skills assessment.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+SB630ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2010Postsec.
Community College
Duties of State Council of Higher Education
H.B. 7
Relates to State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; provides that when performing its duty to develop a uniform, comprehensive data information system designed to gather all information necessary to the performance of the Council's duties, the Council m...

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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...

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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...

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CASigned into law 11/2009Postsec.Workforce Development
S.B. 599
Requires the successor agency to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to transmit school performance data from schools under its jurisdiction to the Postsecondary Education Commission (but only if A.B. 48 of the 2009–10 regular session...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Funding for REgional Occupational Centers
A.B. 673
Requires, for the 2009-10 fiscal year, recalculation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the prior year average daily attendance for each regional occupational center or program pursuant to a prescribed statute to apply a percentage reduction equal ...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.
Community College
Green Collar Jobs Council Strategic Initiative
A.B. 1394
Authorizes the state workforce investment board to accept any revenues, moneys, grants, goods or services from federal and state entities and other sources, to be used for purposes relating to the administration and implementation of the Green Collar Jobs Coun...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.
Community College
Renewable Energy Workforce Readiness Initiative
A.B. 3
Requires the state workforce investment board to establish a Renewable Energy Workforce Readiness Initiative to ensure green collar career placement and advancement opportunities within the renewable energy generation, manufacturing, construction, installation...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.
Community College
California Workforce Investment Act
S.B. 410
Declares legislative intent that other intensive services, such as out-of-area job search assistance, literacy activities related to workforce readiness, relocation assistance, internships and work experience programs
also be provided at the comprehensive one-...

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NYVetoed 09/2009Postsec.University-Related Economic Development Efforts
A.B. 250
Requires entities applying for, and enterprises receiving certain state economic development grants and funds, to state their commitment to first consider New York based companies as primary suppliers of products or services necessary to accomplish the funded ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
21st Century Workforce Development Fund
H.B. 852
Creates the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Act. Creates the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund. Provides the Fund is intended to support integrated, innovative and emergency workforce development strategies that promote local economic development...

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NYVetoed 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Strategic Training Alliance Program
A.B. 2849
Defines "training providers" as community colleges, agricultural and technical colleges, institutions of higher education, local education agencies, community-based organizations or strategic alliances to provide training services in cooperation with another t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Alternate Fuels Commission
H.B. 4245
Creates the Alternate Fuels Commission to investigate and recommend strategies for promoting the use of alternate fuels and vehicles that use alternate and biodiesel fuels. Requires the commission to also identify mechanisms that promote research into alternat...

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NDSigned into law 08/2009P-12North Dakota Youth Council
H.B. 1463
Creates a state youth council; sets membership and duties. Requires the North Dakota youth council to develop a list of issues and concerns pertinent to residents of this state who have not yet reached the age of twenty-five. The list may include education, he...

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ORSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Community College
Workforce Training
S.B. 894
Directs the Department of Transportation to use a portion of federal funds to increase diversity in the highway construction workforce and to provide preapprenticeship programs, preemployment counseling, basic skills improvement classes, and other training pro...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Entrepreneurial Projects by Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 1 - Section 3345.35
Defines "entrepreneurial project" as an effort to develop or commercialize technology through research or technology transfer or investment by an institution of higher education or others. Defines "stock or other ownership" as equity or other ownership rights...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Science and Technology Collaboration
H.B. 1 - Section 701.30
Directs the department of development, board of regents, air quality development authority, department of agriculture and the Third Frontier Commission to collaborate on appropriation items and programs referred to in H.B. 1 as "Technology-based Economic Devel...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Funding Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission
S.B. 1069
Establishes the joint legislative Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission to study issues related to economic development through instructional program frameworks that aid in the transition to postsecondary education and future careers, incl...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Career Readiness Certification Program
H.B. 2398
Creates the Career Readiness Certification Program in the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; provides that services of the program shall include an assessment process, targeted instruction, and issuance of a career readiness certificat...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 3483
Creates Wage Option Program; relates to the JOBS Plus Unemployment Wage Fund; repeals the JOBS Individual Education Account and transfers remaining available moneys to Student Assistance Commission; funds Wage Option Program by diverting portion of unemploymen...

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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...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Improving Graduation Rates
S.B. 316
Provides for comprehensive approach to improve graduation rates and ensure college and career readiness for high school students. Provides for the development of focused programs of study and related courses and curricula; development of individual graduation ...

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MASigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Co-operative Engineer Program
S.B. 2087
Section 42: Permits the personnel administrator of the commonwealth to establish a co-operative engineer program and to enter into agreements with colleges of recognized standing in the commonwealth, including colleges with summer programs, that have a curricu...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 3300
Instructs the State Workforce Investment Board to develop a plan for an initiative to promote the growth of green jobs; requires the plan to identify high demand green industries and promote certain workforce development activities; requires the board to defin...

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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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Engineering, Applied Science and Applied Technology
H.B. 2425
Authorizes private higher education institutions to participate in specified engineering recruitment programs, including one-week summer programs for middle and high school students, and scholarship programs for engineering students. Directs the higher educati...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.In-State Tuition for Employees of Certain Businesses
S.B. 2244
Existing policy provides in-state tuition and fees to employees who took up residence in Texas as a result of employment by a business or organization established in the state as part of the program of state economic development and diversification. New provis...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges and Economic Development
H.B. 2169
Authorizes the Texas Workforce Commission to establish by rule additional job incentive programs to create incentives for public community and technical colleges, in partnership with employers, to provide workforce training to create and retain employment oppo...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Community CollegeCareer/Technical
H.B. 3117
Provides that a community college seeking approval from the State Board of Education to offer a new career pathways certificate of completion program must give notice to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development of the intent to offer the ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Interim Study Regarding Technology Research Data Collection
H.B. 51 - Section 18
Creates a select interim committee to study the feasibility of maintaining a searchable electronic database or other data collection regarding specialized technology research projects at Texas public universities or other facilities operated by a state agency,...

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

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VTSigned into law 06/2009Community CollegeEconomic Development, Workforce Education
H.B. 313
Establishes the following four principal, interrelated goals for future economic development in Vermont:
(1) Vermont's businesses, educators, nongovernmental organizations, and government form a collaborative partnership that results in a highly skilled multig...

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NVSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
S.B. 239
Provides for greater coordination of Nevada's economic development and workforce development goals; requires the Governor's Workforce Investment Board to establish industry sector councils to identify job training and education programs to best meet regional e...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12We Want to Learn English
S.B. 1745
Requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWFD), in conjunction with the Department of Education (DOE), to establish and administer a grant program known as the "We Want to Learn English Initiative" for the purpose of providing resources for ...

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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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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Workforce Development
S.B. 5554
Alters the job skills program which provides grants to public and private secondary or postsecondary institutions and career schools or colleges for the development or expansion of job skills training; provides that the program shall give priority to applicati...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Local Workforce Councils
S.B. 1569
Relates to workforce development; requires that local workforce councils include a representative from a local adult basic education program; provides for collaborative local projects to plan and coordinate employment, training, and education programs and serv...

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WASigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Economic Development
S.B. 5177
Creates a global Asia institute within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies to promote the understanding of Asia and its interactions with the state and the world. Chapter 466
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/Session%...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Career Development Facilitation
H.B. 1400 - Career Development Section
Requires the department to develop a program leading to a certificate in career development facilitation. The department shall award the certificate to any individual who:
a. Holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
b. ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Inclusion of Personal Finance in Curriculum
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 25, Personal Finance
Beginning July 1, 2010, each school district shall ensure that its curriculum for either
economics or problems of democracy includes the exposure of students to concepts of
personal finance, including:
a. Checkbook mechanics, including writing checks, balancin...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Community College
Workforce Development
S.B. 5616
Relates to the customized employment training program, which provides training assistance to employers locating or expanding in the state; allows participants to delay required payments to the employment training finance account; repeals a requirement that an ...

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WASigned into law with partial veto 04/2009P-12
Community College
Workforce development
S.B. 5809
Creates an employment and training trust fund to provide state funding for employment and training services in high-demand occupations; provides that education and training of individuals in the aerospace, energy efficiency, forest product, and health care ind...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Energy Focused Economic Development
H.B. 2227
Enacts the evergreen jobs act; establishes an evergreen jobs authority to ensure that the state's workforce is prepared for the new green economy, ensure that the state attracts investment and job creation in the green economy, make Washington a net exporter o...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Community College
Economic/Workforce Development
H.B. 1395
Relates to workforce and economic development; amends provisions relating to the WorkFirst program, the Opportunity Grant program, vocational rehabilitation, and the training benefits program; clarifies and makes consistent various terms related to high demand...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Academic Challenge Scholarship Program and the Scholarship Lottery Ac
H.B. 2243
Amends the Academic Challenge Scholarship Program and the Scholarship Lottery Act; revises eligibility requirements for nursing school scholarship applicants; makes technical corrections various provisions concerning scholarships and gambling; revises general ...

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WAPartial Veto 04/2009P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Workforce Development
H.B. 2071
Revises the elements of the individual responsibility plan developed for WorkFirst recipients to include education, training, and other opportunities available to the recipient to support employment goals and advance in the workplace.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/do...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009Community CollegeWorker Training
S.B. 388
Relates to incumbent workforce training for the purpose of meeting the training needs of incumbent workers in businesses employing 20 or fewer workers in the state at any one location but not more than 50 workers statewide; and (2) assisting local businesses i...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Economic/Workforce Development
H.B. 1394
Changes the timeline for the state comprehensive plan for workforce training and education; provides that the plan shall be submitted to the Governor and the appropriate legislative policy committees; requires a periodic update of the plan. Chapter 92
http://a...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 1128
Changes innovation partnership zone provisions; directs the department of community, trade, and economic development to design and implement an innovation partnership zone program through which the state will encourage and support research institutions, workfo...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 1323
Provides for coordination of workforce and economic development; requires the employment security department to analyze labor market and economic data, including the use of input-output models, for the purpose of identifying industry clusters and strategic ind...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Department of Career Education
H.B. 1884
Renames the department of workforce education as the department of career education; renames the state board of workforce education and career opportunities as the state board of career education.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/HB1884.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternative Schools and Workforce Development
S.B. 2575
Authorizes students assigned to alternative schools to attend workforce training programs; requires each school district having an alternative school program to submit an annual report to the state department of education describing the results of its annual a...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
S.B. 78
Renames the Education Cabinet the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; amends various statutes to conform; confirms Executive Order 2008-530. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/SB78/bill.doc...

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WISigned into law 02/2009P-12
Postsec.
Act 2 - Finances and Appropriations
S.B. 62
Provides a total of $2,630,000 in grant moneys to certain organizations in the building trades to provide job training and retraining programs, including training in green building and the installation of alternative energy systems. The following organizations...

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OHAdopted 02/2009Postsec.Co-Op/Internship Program
OAC 3333-1-63
Establishes the Co-op/internship program. Defines "Cooperative education program" as a partnership between students, institutions of higher education and employers that formally integrates students' academic study with work experience in cooperating employer o...

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MOIssued 01/2009Community CollegeEconomic Development
E.O. 3
(Executive Order 2009-01) Creates and establishes the Automotive Jobs Task Force; identifies state economic polices and legislative enactments that help or hinder the development of high tech automobile production facilities within the state; evaluates the eff...

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MISigned into law 12/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges Act for New Training Programs
S.B. 1342
Amends the Community College Act; authorizes community college districts to operate new jobs training programs, to enter into training agreements with employers, and to issue bonds to finance the training programs; defines new jobs training program as a projec...

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COAdopted 10/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Readiness Assessments
1 CCR 301-77
Addresses the administration of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Assessments Pilot Program. Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, directs the department to implement a pilot program for the purpose of evaluating standards and collecting data regardi...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
Economic Development
A.B. 1916
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE ECONOMY: Recommend concurrence in SENATE amendments., Requires the State Economic Strategy Panel to prepare and submit a preliminary version of the Economic Development Strategic Plan to the Governor and Legislature and to prepare ...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12economic development
A.B. 2622
Amends existing law that requires the Employment Training Panel to establish a three year plan that includes the identification of specific industries, production and quality control techniques, and regions of the state where employment training funds would mo...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
Economic development
A.B. 3018
Enacts the Green Collar Jobs Act of 2008. Requires the State Workforce Investment Board to establish the Green Collar Jobs Council that shall develop a comprehensive array of programs, strategies, and resources to address the workforce needs that accompany the...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Study of Current and Projected Shortages in Critical Occupations and Skill Sets
S.B. 2632
Subject to appropriation, requires the department of commerce and economic opportunity to conduct a study to identify current and projected shortages in critical occupations and specific skill sets within businesses and industries, and to devise strategies to ...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12
Community College
Workforce development
A.B. 1230
Establishes the existing Career Resource Network that provides career development information and resources to people in the state to enable them to attain their career goals, as a program in the State Department of Education. Establishes a state agency partne...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Community College
Career development
A.B. 2648
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, in conjunction with certain organizations, a report that explores the feasibility of expanding and establishing career multiple pathway programs in the state. Authorizes the Superintendent to use ex...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Employability
A.B. 2125
Requires county juvenile justice plans for high-risk juveniles to assess job training services and strategies, and requires a demonstration of the effectiveness at reducing delinquency through job training and employment to qualify for funding allocation. Chap...

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CASigned into law 08/2008P-12
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Employability training
S.B. 302
Requires the Employment Development Department, in addition to its existing duties and obligations, to report annually to the Governor, Legislature, and the Workforce Investment Board regarding the training expenditures made by local workforce investment board...

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MASigned into law 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Green Jobs in the Commonwealth
H.B. 5018
Provides for the creation of the Clean Energy Technology Center and related Alternative and Clean Energy Investment Trust Fund; provides the types of clean energy investments of the fund to include clean energy related projects that stimulate workforce develop...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Commission on Children and Youth
H.B. 4456
Creates the Commission on Children and Youth Act. Provides for membership, appointments, goals, recommendations, and reports. Provides that the Early Learning Council must have primary responsibility for development of a five-year strategic plan for children a...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008Postsec.Research Institutions
A.B. 10944
Amends provisions of law establishing a faculty development program to assist institutions of higher education with the retention and recruitment of research faculty to expand eligibility for the program to research institutions; for reconstruction and improve...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Grants for Grads Program
H.B. 1156
Establishes the Grants for Grads Program and the Grants for Grads Fund for assistance to college graduates in the purchase of their first home. Provides that eligible graduates must be Louisiana residents who have received an associate, baccalaureate, master's...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
H.B. 1104
Terminates the Department of Labor and transfers its duties to the State Workforce Commission. Provides for the integration of workforce development programs, for block grants to workforce development areas, and for an automated Internet-based job-matching sys...

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RISigned into law 06/2008Community College
Postsec.
Community College of Rhode Island Twenty-first Century Work Force Commission
H.B. 7889
Establishes the Community College of Rhode Island Twenty-first Century Work Force Commission. Sets the commission's mission as: The proposal of specific actions to strengthen the community college of Rhode Island's position as a key institution in Rhode Island...

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

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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 ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Youth Policy Council
H.B. 5133
Continues the function of the Youth Futures Committee by establishing the Youth Policy Council to assist youth between the ages of twelve and twenty-one in entering the state's workforce; relates to improved school attendance, improved percentages of youth gra...

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HISigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Revolving Fund to Finance New Commercial Enterprises
H.B. 2245
Authorizes the University of Hawaii to transfer all funds at its disposal, with the exception of general funds and tuition and special fund moneys, into the revolving fund to finance the establishment of new commercial enterprises. http://www.capitol.hawaii.go...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Made in Georgia Program
S.B. 359
Relates to Department of Economic Development. Creates a Made in Georgia program promoting goods and products manufactured in Georgia by showcasing and promoting goods and products manufactured in the state, informing Georgians of the diverse manufacturing sec...

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VAIssued 05/2008Community College
Postsec.
Workforce Development Officer
Executive Order 61
(Executive Order 2008-61) Relates to the Chief Workforce Development Officer Coordination of Workforce Development and Accountability, Cross- Cabinet Collaboration and the Role of the Virginia Community College System.
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Initiat...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Public Service Career Assistance
H.B. 1287
Establishes the Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship in the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance grants program; requires the State Higher Education Commission to select and offer grants to certain students who plan to pursue a career in public servi...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
High School and Postsecondary Integration
H.B. 1549
(Resolve)Directs the Department of Education to recommend to the Board of Education an innovative model of consolidated and integrated secondary and postsecondary education; concerns facilities for a regional high school, a fully integrated career and technica...

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NESigned into law 04/2008Community CollegeJob Training Targeted to Rural Areas or Small Employers
L.B. 956
Makes revisions to statutes governing the Job Training Cash Fund in the Department of Economic Development. The Department would be required to: Establish a subaccount within the fund to provide job training grants targeted to small and rural employers. The am...

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WISigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council
A.B. 83
Bill creates in the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection the agricultural education and workforce development council. The council is directed to increase the hiring and retention of well-qualified employees in industries related to agricul...

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VASigned into law 04/2008Community CollegeWorkforce Development Coordination
H.B. 731
Adds the Chancellor of the Community College System to the Board of the Authority to help better coordinate workforce development in the state.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+CHAP0787...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
Skills Training for Employees
S.B. 2534
Extends repealer on the tax credit for certain employers sponsoring skills training for employees. Provides an income tax credit for certain employers sponsoring skills training for employees.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2008/pdf/SB/2500-2599/SB...

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WASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
Work-based Educational Programs with Distance Learning Components
S.B. 6295
The workforce training and education coordinating board (WTECB) is directed to convene a working group to take actions related to electronically distributed learning. These actions include identifying and evaluating current workplace-based educational program...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
S.B. 6261
The workforce training and education coordinating board (WTECB), in cooperation with operating agencies of the state training system and private career schools and colleges, is directed to conduct research into workforce development programs designed to reduce...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Career Readiness Certificate Program
S.B. 756
Creates the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate Program to certify the workplace and college readiness skills of Virginians, in order to better prepare them for continued education and workforce training, successful employment, and career advancement. The Vi...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Entrepreneurship Content Standards & Career/Tech
LAC 28:CXLIII.Chapters 1-5
Amends rules relating to the Entrepreneurship Content Standards Curriculum Framework. Discusses specific skills, traits, characteristics, objectives and benchmarks of the standards, and relation to other subjects. Relates to Career & Tech programs.
http://doa....

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UTSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Contact Information for Staff Associated with Animal Research
S.B. 113
Provides that the name, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals who perform, or provide supplies or services for, medical or scientific research at an institution within the state system of higher education that is conducted using animals be classified as ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Economic/Workforce Development
S.B. 1256
Provides an exception from the merit system for employees of the Idaho Career Information System; establishes the Career Information System within the Department of Labor to help citizens understand the link between educational preparation and work, explore ed...

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VASigned into law 03/2008Community CollegeWorkforce Development to Coordinate with Community College
H.B. 1312
Provides that the strategic plan for workforce development shall be developed in coordination with the development of the comprehensive economic development policy required from the Governor during the first year of his administration. The bill also enhances t...

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NHIssued 03/2008P-12
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Community College
Task Force for Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce
Executive Order 2008-3
Establishes the Task Force for Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for New Hampshire. Establishes membership and duties of the task force.
http://www.nh.gov/governor/orders/documents/executive_order_2008-3.pdf...

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AZIssued 01/2008P-12
Community College
workforce development
E.O. 6
(Executive Order 2008-03) Relates to development of a 21st Century Health Care Workforce Plan; concerns review of relevant data on status of workforce; concerns assessment of the State's needs; concerns creating benchmarks for short and long-term goals; concer...

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MEIssued 11/2007Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Council on Competitiveness and the Economy
Executive Order 08 FY 08/09
(Executive Order 08 FY 08/09) Creates the Governor's Council on Competitiveness and the Economy; concerns a public/private partnership for nonpartisan perspectives on issues related to business and economic growth; concerns investments in research, development...

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WISigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology
S.B. 40
Directs the joint committee on information policy and technology to review any University of Wisconsin System, institution or college campus information technology project identified in a report submitted to the
committee by the board of regents to determine w...

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CAVetoed 09/2007Postsec.Workforce development
A.B. 365
Expresses findings and declarations of the Legislature relating to the relationship between postsecondary education and workforce development. Adds to the Donahoe Higher Education Act a provision requiring that the Postsecondary Education Commission convene a ...

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MOSigned into law 09/2007Community CollegeEconomic Development
H.B. 1A
Relates to economic development and incentive programs; relates to ticket resales, tax increment financing, distressed areas assemblage tax credit, charitable organization tax credit eligibility, beef tax credits, equity investment tax credits, film production...

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HIVetoed 07/2007P-12
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Ingenuity Charter
H.B. 1670
Establishes the Ingenuity Charter to facilitate the development of intellectual property, uphold high labor and environmental standards, support the teaching of innovation and its application for the common good and promote Hawaii's role as a center of innovat...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Creates a Research Foundation
H.B. 5455
Establishes a research foundation, as a nonprofit corporation, at the University of Rhode Island to administer the development of scientific research, technology, the commercialization of intellectual property and such other work as necessary to develop, promo...

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MESigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Incentives for Graduates to Work and Live in State
I. 2; LD 948; LR 124
Provides a tax credit to reimburse educational loan payments for any resident who earns an associate or bachelor's degree and lives, works and pays taxes in the State after earning the degree; provides that residents who earn associate degree or bachelor's deg...

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NHSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
World Competitiveness
H.B. 499
Renames the industrial research center at the University of New Hampshire as the Innovative Research Center. Redefines its purpose to foster cooperative industry and university research partnerships to increase the pace of innovation technology developments th...

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OHIssued 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Workforce Policy Advisory Board
Executive Order No. 14
Establishes the Governor's Workforce Policy Advisory Board to advise the Governor with respect to business, workforce, training, education and other issues that influence the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a demand-driven workforce d...

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MEDied 06/2007P-12Financial Literacy Training for Teachers
H.B. 1089
Requires the Treasurer of State to organize a seminar in November 2007 for training in teaching financial literacy to students from kindergarten to grade 12, paid for from available funds in the Unclaimed Property Fund. Also directs the Department of Education...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Alternative Education Programs Committee
H.B. 1224
Establishes the Alternative Education Programs Committee. The committee shall review and make recommendations for the promotion of alternatives in education within existing school systems including how alternative education programs contribute toward helping s...

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MESigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for College Students Who Remain in State
L.D. 1856; LR 2619
Provides a tax credit to reimburse educational loan payments for any resident who earns an associate degree or a bachelor's degree and lives, works and pays taxes in the State; provides that residents who earn associate degree or bachelor's degree from an accr...

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ALSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Training
H.J.R. 153
Creates a task force to study and recommend strategies to assist existing industries in the State; provides that the task force will review programs and strategies that will help retrain workers, coordinate retraining and expansion activities with local chambe...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
S.B. 196
Relates to the Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology; requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires certain performance measures; provides for duties and compensation of employees; limits salary of the Executive Director; provid...

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HISigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Office of Aerospace Development
S.B. 907
Eliminates references to the Office of Space Industry. Creates the Office of Aerospace Development to coordinate space activities and identify and promote opportunities for expanding and diversifying aerospace-related industries in the state, which may include...

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COSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
In-state Tuition for Economic Development Incentives
H.B. 1256
Concerns in-state tuition for persons who move to Colorado as the result of an economic development incentive.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2007a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/98ABFF8BFE1278B587257251007B296B?open&file=1256_enr.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness
H.C.R. 159
Requests that the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives create a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness to draft a Texas Compact that reflects a long-term vision and step-by-step plan to at...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Employers for Education Excellence Award
S.B. 1433
Requires the State Board of Education (board) to create the Employers for Education Excellence Award, to encourage businesses to implement policies that allow their employees to attend parent-teacher conferences, volunteer at schools, and participate in mentor...

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VTSigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Internship Grant Programs
H.B. 433
Bridges the state's workforce development gap by supporting workforce development and secondary and postsecondary internships with employers by enhancing existing grant programs and establishing new grant and loan programs; provides that the grant programs are...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Student Loans
S.B. 357
Revises provisions relating to student loans administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for students enrolled in certain workforce educational programs. Revises the interest rate and delinquency charge that may be charged to student...

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FLSigned into law 05/2007P-12High School to Business Career Enhancement Act
H.B. 1161
Relates to the High School to Business Career Enhancement Act and high school work experience; requires each district school board to adopt policies and procedures for the High School to Business Career Enhancement Program through which student internships sha...

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

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MTSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Educational Loans for Physicians
S.B. 553
Expands the repayment of educational loans to include physicians practicing in medically underserved areas or for underserved populations. Increases the amount of educational debt that may be paid by the board of regents. Increases the fee that may be assessed...

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MSSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Rural Physicians Scholarship Program
H.B. 1465
Establishes the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program to identify and recruit university and college students from rural areas of the state for medical or osteopathic school matriculation. Participating students will be provided with financial assis...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Education of Students in High Demand Fields
S.B. 5731
Establishes a committee on the education of students in high demand fields. The committee consists of: (1) two members of the House of Representatives; (2) two members of the Senate; (3) one person representing the Higher Education Coordinating Board; (4) one ...

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WIIssued 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Governor's Business Council
Executive Order No. 193
Relates to the creation of the Governor's Business Council to collaborate on regional and statewide development priorities to support economic and workforce development.
http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/journal_media_detail.asp?locid=19&prid=2615...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Meeting the Demand for Higher and Differently Skilled Workers
H.B. 1096
Finds that: (1) The economic trends of globalization and technological change are increasing the demand for higher and differently skilled workers than in the past; (2) Increasing Washington's economic competitiveness requires increasing the supply of skilled ...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
High Needs Nursing Programs at Independent Institutions and Empire Innovation Programs
S.B. 2107, Parts E-4, E-5, E-6
Adds new section 6401-A to the education code. Authorizes the commissioner to grant state aid for high needs nursing programs to any independent institution of higher education in the state that meets specified requirements. Provides that in order to qualify f...

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NMVetoed 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Broaden University Research and Development
H.B. 900
Broadens the scope of university research and economic development. Forges links between New Mexico's educational institutions, business and industrial communities and government through the development of research parks on university property. Engages in othe...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Generation Iowa Commission
H.F. 617
Establishes the generation Iowa commission within the department of economic development for purposes of advising and assisting in the retention and attraction of the young adult population in the state in both urban and rural areas. Provides that the 15-membe...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Economic/Workforce Development
H.B. 1562
Improves the college remediation rate and ensures a general suitable, and efficient system of college and workforce readiness for all students; supports voluntary statewide act assessment for all 11th grade students called the Voluntary Universal ACT Assessmen...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
High School Redesign
H.B. 584/S.B. 561
Provides for high school redesign. Directs the department of education to establish a readiness assessment system to measure the readiness of every New Mexico high school student for success in higher education or a career no later than the 2008-2009 school ye...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
University Research Park Act
S.B. 773
Clarifies the scope of the existing University Research Park Act. Expands permitted acvitities to those that may not fit under the strict definition of technology or research, as long as they support university teaching, research or service missions. Also, lan...

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UTSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Commercialization of State College/University Developed Technologies
H.B. 125
Modifies the recognized purposes of the Centers of Excellence Act to include facilitating the transition of research generated technologies from the state's colleges and universities into industry to grow and expand the state's economy; provides that, in addit...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Economic Development
H.B. 2413
Authorizes the Science and Technology Authority to support an alliance of research universities, chancellors and presidents, and representatives of the private business sector for the purposes of creating jobs, increasing research, and encouraging economic dev...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Social Worker Scholarship
H.B. 475
Establishes a scholarship program to enable family protection workers employed by the department of human services to obtain the college education necessary to become licensed social workers.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2007/html/HB/0400-0499/HB...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Secondary School Redesign
S.B. 2345
Directs state board to develop and pilot a program to redesign secondary schools in the state to function not only as curriculum and educational entities but also as workforce development centers. Contingent upon appropriations, the board will pilot a minimum ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Economic Development and Postsecondary Education Centers
H.B. 468
Relates to economic development; declares an emergency; establishes the criteria for eligible companies that locate a project adjacent to a postsecondary education center to alternatively satisfy wage requirements; requires 90% of employees to receive base hou...

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MTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Training in High Poverty Areas
H.B. 286
Revises allocation or workforce training and other economic development oppotunity funds to high poverty areas.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HB0286.htm...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
West Virginia Works Separate State College Program
S.B. 518
Establishes the West Virginia Works Separate State College Program & Fund to provide funding for works program participants who are enrolled in postsecondary courses leading to a two- or four-year degree; allows program participants to be exempt from the requi...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Investment Council Annual Report Update
S.B. 489
Amends the West Virginia Workforce Investment Act to require the Workforce Investment Council to include in its annual report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development and the Legislative Oversight Commission on E...

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MISigned into law 12/2006Postsec.Statewide Workforce Development System
S.B. 1288
Codifies the workforce development system to deliver workforce development programs and services tailored to local needs; provides for works areas; provides for local workforce development boards; provides for education advisory groups and pilot projects; requ...

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MEIssued 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Council on Jobs, Innovation, and the Economy
EXECUTIVE ORDER 23 FY 06/07
Establishes the Governor's Council on Jobs, Innovation, and the Economy to:

1. Develop a recommended action plan for moving the state forward on the innovation-focused and cluster development activities that will define the state's investment strategies.
2....

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ORAdopted 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Employer Workforce Training Account
OAR 589-020-0225
Establish the Employer Workforce Training Account and adopts rules to implement the administration of the account.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/1006_Bulletin/1006_ch589_bulletin.html...

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CAVetoed 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development Initiative
A.B. 2595
Requires the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development to establish, in partnership with specified entities, a logistics worker training initiative for the purpose of making workers in the state more skilled in the competitive global manufacturing value cha...

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CASigned into law 09/2006Community College
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Community College Workforce Development Program
S.B. 1552
Delays the repeal date of the Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. Adds to the program a provision requiring the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to contract for an independent performance evaluation of the program.
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NYVetoed 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Applicants for a Pharmacist's License
S.B. 7405
Provides an additional one year waiver from citizenship and immigration status requirements for applicants for a pharmacist's license....

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NERule Adoption 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Private Career Schools
Title 92 NAC Chapters 41 and 42
Establishes procedures for authorizing private postsecondary career schools to operate, be accredited and grant degrees.
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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development Training Fund Grants
Chapter 3
Amends rules concerning pre-obligation of workforce development training fund grants; indicates that the Department of Workforce Services may obligate grants when used to attract new businesses to Wyoming as part of an economic development initiative, or when ...

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NCSigned into law 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Graduate Nurse Scholarship Program for Faculty Production
S.B. 1741
Creates the Graduate Nurse Scholarship Program for Faculty Production to provide scholarship loans to students in master's and doctoral degree programs in nursing fields that would permit them to become nursing faculty at a state community college or universit...

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ORAdopted 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Venture Development Fund
OAR 580-043-0060 through OAR 580-043-0095
Establishes rules allowing institutions to establish venture development funds to enable commercialization of research and development for job creation, proof-of-concept funding and to provide students with opportunities to apply research to commercial activi...

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HIVetoed 07/2006P-12
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Community College
Ingenuity Corporation Charter
H.B. 3261
Establishes the Ingenuity Corporation Charter to create benefits for inventors nationally, labor unions nationally, and public education to promote the teaching of innovation and its application for the common good, to create and maintain businesses operating ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Nurse Educator Assistance Act
S.B. 931
Establishes the Nurse Educator Assistance Act to attract capable and promising students to the nursing educator profession, increase employment and retention of individuals who are working towards or who have received a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, ...

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PAAdopted 07/2006P-12Academic Standards for Career Education and Work
22 PA. Code Ch. 4
Establishes rules relating to academic standards and assessment. Adds academic standards for Career Education and Work. Specifies academic standards to be achieved by students enrolled at various grade levels in the public schools of this Commonwealth. PENNSYL...

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OHIssued 07/2006P-12
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Community College
Workforce Education and Training Advisory Council
Executive Order 2006-17T
Creates the workforce education and training advisory council, defines duties and membership.
http://governor.ohio.gov/releases/2006-17T%20Workforce%20Educ%20final.pdf...

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VAIssued 07/2006Postsec.Chief Workforce Development Officer & Responsibilities
E.O. 25
Assigns authority and describes responsibilities for carrying out the state's coordination of workforce development services by the Chief Workforce Development Officer. http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Initiatives/ExecutiveOrders/2006/EO_25.cfm...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Lifelong Learning Accounts
S.B. 2931
Authorizes the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish and maintain a pilot program to provide for and test the use of lifelong learning accounts for workers in the state's healthcare sector for education expenses. Provides that participat...

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HISigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Assistance
S.B. 3120
Encourages state residents to pursue postsecondary education by clarifying the financial eligibility guidelines, establishing a workforce development scholarship program at the community colleges based on need, establishing a state scholars program, and placin...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
International Business and Technology Incubator Program
S.B. 2036
Appropriates funds to provide the necessary start-up funding to operate an international business and technology incubator program and to enable state residents to acquire the bilingual language skills, technology, and marketing necessary to implement an incub...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Recruitment and Training of Masters-Prepared Nurses
H.B. 4461
Provides that the department of commerce and economic opportunity may conduct a study regarding the recruitment and training of masters-prepared nurses to serve as nursing school faculty. Provides for career track programs to officer advancement and rewards co...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006Community CollegeMobile Response Workforce Training Pilot Program
H.B. 5429
Requires the community college board to implement and administer a 3-year, mobile response workforce training pilot program at three community colleges to address the fact that businesses are struggling to recruit a qualified workforce because of the frequent ...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Small Business Entrepreneurship Commission
H.B. 152
Increases the membership of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Commission to add nonvoting members chosen from state colleges and universities. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=399304...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Community College
Commission to Develop the Next Generation Initiative
S.B. 312
Relates to higher education. Creates a commission to develop the next generation initiative to encourage Vermonters to live and work in Vermont. Proposes the commission consider a broad range of ideas to meet this goal, including:
(1)  Strategies to ensure t...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Workforce Development Council
H.B. 109
Creates the workforce development council as the successor to and the continuation of the governor's human resources investment council.

Directs the workforce development council to:
(1)  Advise the governor on the establishment of an integrated network of wo...

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LASigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Community College
High School/Community College Linkages
H.B. 1023
Requires the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges to work with Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to improve linkages and career and technical education pathways between high schools and community and technical colleges. Re...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Ready to Work Certification Program
H.B. 7087 (Section 35)
Creates the Florida Ready to Work Certification Program to enhance the workplace skills of Florida's students to better prepare them for successful employment in specific occupations. The program may be conducted in public middle and high schools, community co...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Consortium for Undergraduate Research and Engineering
H.B. 4690
Provides legislative findings and intent related to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Provides legislative intent to encourage collaboration between West Virginia University Institute of Technology, West Virginia University, Marshall Unive...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.Workforce Development
H.B. 4690 - Workforce Development Initiative Program
Continues the Workforce Development Initiative Program under the supervision of the council. Deletes provision directing the program to serve as a visible point of contact and referral for services to meet the workforce development needs of the service area. ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.Workforce and Economic Development Scholarships
H.B. 988; S.B. 552
Consolidates specified workforce shortage and economic development student scholarship and grant programs in the Maryland Higher Education Commission into the new Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant program; requires the Commission and the Office of St...

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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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ARRule Adoption 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Rules Governing Distribution of Scholarship Assistance
AAC 121.00.05
Proposes rules for distributing scholarship assistance to public libraries in order to address the education needs of public library staff.
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/ar_rules/rule_proposed/121.00.05-001P.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Economic Development Funds
S.B. 112
Recommends that the governor consider the allocation of economic development funds for Centers of Excellence to be matched by industry and federal grants on at least a two-for-one basis for colleges and universities in the state that offer any doctoral degrees...

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WASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
State Customized Employment Training Program
S.B. 6326
Provides a source of funding for customized work force training. Finds that the provision of customized training is critical to attracting and retaining businesses, and that the growth of many businesses is limited by an unmet need for customized training. Fin...

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NJSigned into law 02/2006P-12
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Center for Occupational Employment Information
S.B. 2826
Reforms State's workforce investment system, establishes the Center forOccupational Employment Information to provide information supporting career guidance and academic counseling programs, to make information and planning resources relating education to care...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Incorporating SCANS into Teacher Training Programs
A.B. 693
Defines the competencies and personal skills identified in the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report. Establishes legislative intent to investigate how and to what degree SCANS competencies can be incorporated into teache...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12California Career Resource Network
S.B. 665
Repeals the California Occupational Information Coordination Committee and instead establishes the California Career Resource Network for the purpose of providing career development information and resources. Specifies that the primary duty of the California C...

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ORSigned into law 08/2005Postsec.
Community College
Oregon Innovation Council
S.B. 838
Creates the Oregon Innovation Council to provide advice to the Governor, the Legislative Assembly, public and private post-secondary educational institutions, public agencies that provide economic development and the private sector on issues related to:
(a) Pr...

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AKIssued 07/2005P-12
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Community College
Apprenticeship Utilization
Administrative Order NO. 226
Directs the commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to strive to require that no less than 15% of the labor hours on certain highway and heavy construction projects reported to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development be...

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LAVetoed 07/2005Postsec.
Community College
Film Institutes
H.B. 797
Authorizes the creation of one or more film institutes by public institutions of higher education. Such institutes shall be nonprofit corporations under state law and under the Internal Revenue Code. Provides that the institute will be governed by the administ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2005Postsec.Nanoscale Science and Engineering
S.B. 1167
Allows the Commissioner of Higher Education to create degree programs and pathways in the field of nanoscale science and engineering.
Requires the Board for State Academic Awards and the Commissioner of Higher Education, in consultation with the Office of Wor...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
Community College
Information Systems, Workforce Development Council
H.B. 841
Appropriates funds to subsidize state department information systems projects, provide for additional support personnel and training and additional data processing systems analysts, and to continue the implementation of Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004. Imp...

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ORSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
State Workforce Investment Board
S.B. 187
Aligns the membership of the State Workforce Investment Board to the requirements of the Federal Act. http://www.leg.state.or.us/05reg/measpdf/sb0100.dir/sb0187.en.pdf...

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OR(S) GOVERNOR SIGNED. 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
Needs Assessment
S.B. 882
Requires the Employment Department, in consultation with health care industry employers, shall perform a statewide and regional needs assessment for health care occupations to identify emerging occupations and occupations for which there is high demand or a sh...

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NCSigned into law 06/2005Community College
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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...

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TXSENT TO THE GOVERNOR 06/2005P-12
Community College
Career Centers
H.B. 1253
From bill analysis: This bill amends the Development Corporation Act of 1979 (the Act) to allow industrial development corporations to undertake projects required or suitable for career centers. Under current law, an industrial development corporation (corpora...

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TXSENT TO THE GOVERNOR 06/2005P-12
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H.B. 1765
From fiscal note: The bill creates the Texas Emerging Technology Fund as a dedicated account in the general revenue fund. Requires that 50 percent of the money appropriated to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund be used for incentives for private or nonprofit e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
Tools to Address Nursing Shortage
S.B. 132
From bill analysis: Gives nursing schools the tools to address the nursing shortage. This bills sets statewide goals for increasing the number of initial RN graduates, developing strategies for increasing graduation rates from nursing programs, and promoting ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act
H.B. 3155
Adds a new chapter (59) establishing the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act. Provides for the development of a curriculum organized around a career cluster system that must provide students with both strong academics and real-world problem s...

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OHSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Partnership for Continued Learning
S.B. 6
Establishes the "Partnership for Continued Learning" to promote systemic approaches to education.  The Partnership must (1) support regional efforts to foster collaboration among providers of preschool through postsecondary education, (2) identify the workforc...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Nursing Education Demonstration Project
S.B. 1517 (Section 15-16)
Establishes the Arizona partnership for nursing education demonstration project to increase the capacity of nursing education programs in the state by fostering collaboration among the state's education and health care communities and the state and federal gov...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Joint Study Committee on Medical School Education
S.B. 1517 (Section 14)
Establishes the joint study committee on medical school education. Requires the committee to:
1. Evaluate the medical education and training needs for health professions and careers throughout the state, including the medical and nursing fields.
2. Review and...

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MEIssued 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Order Establishing a Task Force to Plan for Higher Education in the Kennebec Valley
Executive Order
Establishes 10-member task force to plan for higher education in the Kennebec Valley. Establishes membership composition, duties and procedures for task force. Task force is to submit a final report by December 1, 2005.
http://www.maine.gov/governor/baldacci...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Nurses Education
S.B. 578
Expands the opportunities for nurses to receive graduate education through the student loan and scholarship program. Defines "advanced nursing practice," "advanced practice nursing" and "nurse administrator." Eliminates definition of "primary care nursing." Al...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Technology Research Collaborative
S.B. 169
Creates the technology research collaborative; relates to higher education. Included in the act is:

"The purposes of the collaborative are to: (1) establish advanced technology centers based on the wealth of scientific and technical talent that
exists in the...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Role and Scope of Each Higher Education Institution
S.B. 795
Appropriates $85,000 to the the Department of Higher Education to use national consultants to review the role and scope of each higher education institution relative to the state's overall and regional economic development goals. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/...

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MSSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Unemployment Taxes and Workforce Training
S.B. 2480
Provides for a reduction in the unemployment compensation contribution rate for certain employers; provides for a workforce training enhancement contribution for certain employers subject to the Unemployment Compensation Law; establishes the Workforce Training...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Legislative Task Force
H.C.R. 55
Creates a legislative task force to examine the effect of school calendars on Kentucky's tourism industry and the potential effect that changes in school calendars may have on Kentucky's educational system. Establishes task force membership. Requires the task ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.High Technology Initiatives at Research Universities
S.B. 192
This bill appropriates ongoing monies to recruit persons to conduct high technology research and development and makes those appropriations nonlapsing; appropriates one-time monies to purchase equipment and supplies for high technology research and development...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Jobs Now Economic Development Initiative
H.B. 313
This bill establishes a Jobs Now Economic Development Initiative within the state system of higher education to promote workforce preparation programs that meet critical needs and shortages throughout the state; and provides a distribution process for moneys r...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Venture Capital Funding Amendments
S.B. 35
Provides that a state institution of higher education may enter into a business relationship or dealing with a private seed or venture capital partnership or entity; provides that the relationship or dealing does not preclude the private entity or partnership ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.The Mission and Scope of Higher Education
S.B. 287
An act to strengthen the connection between the mission and scope of Arkansas institutions of higher education and the economic goals of the state. Requires the department of economic development to provide the department of higher education with a list of the...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005Postsec.Centers Of Excellence At Colleges
S.B. 285
Defines a "center of excellence" as a consortium of two or more institutions of higher education working in collaboration with regional economic developers to address the workforce education and training needs of a region for existing, expanding, or attracting...

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MSRule Adoption 11/2004Postsec.
Community College
Incentive Grants for Community/Junior Colleges
Policy No. 24
Establishes the terms and conditions for WIA incentive grants to community/junior colleges to comply with the Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act of 2004. MISSISSIPPI REG 9396 (SN)...

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AZIssued 10/2004P-12
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Community College
Establishing the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology
Executive Order 2003-7
The creation of the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology, which shall replace the Arizona Science and Technology Council, and shall be charged with: Strengthening the innovation and technology infrastructure of Arizona; Enhancing university research...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Preschool for All Program
A.B. 712
Requires the California Children and Families Commission to complete and submit a cost study that provides an estimate of the cost of a voluntary Preschool for All program in the state. Convenes a Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Committee to develop a workfo...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Nursing Workforce Education Investment Act
A.B. 1821
Requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to maintain a Health Professions Career Opportunity Program to increase the numbers of minorities in health professions training. Establishes the Nursing Workforce Education Investment Act to pro...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12State Workforce Infrastructure Planning
A.B. 671
Defines workforce infrastructure as provisions for the delivery of public services essential to the viability of the state workforce. Requires the Governor to submit annually a proposed 5-year workforce infrastructure plan about the infrastructure needs for pr...

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IAIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL
Executive Order No. 30 - 2003
Creates the IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL. The Iowa Learns Council shall work towards the ambitious goal of 90% of Iowa children having a quality pre-school experience, and 90% of Iowa high school graduates will go on to complete at least two years of college; shall pro...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12
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Community College
African-American Family Commission Act
S.B. 3208
Creates the African-American Family Commission Act. Establishes a 15-member African-American Family Commission to serve as a coordinating and advocating body that acts on behalf of the interests of African-Americans to improve and expand existing human service...

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MSRule Adoption 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
2005 Workforce Project Guidelines
(Uncodified)
Amends rules concerning the 2005 workforce project guidelines. MISSISSIPPI REG 9245 (SN)...

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Wyoming Investment in Nursing Program (WYIN Program)
Chapter 1
Establishes emergency rules to make funding available to individuals who wish to pursue a career in nursing and to alleviate a shortage of nurses within a state. Covers definitions, application and approval process, eligibility requirements, loan terms, loan a...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004Postsec.Nursing Education Repayment Program
H.B. 7680
Addresses the shortage of nurses in health care facilities by establishing a nursing education repayment program to provide loan repayment for nurses who agree to serve in health care facilities for designated periods of time; takes effect upon passage....

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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...

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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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004Community CollegeNursing Incentive Program
H.B. 5571
Establishes a State Nursing Incentive Program within the Department of Higher Education to provide program assistance to the state's 4 regional community-technical colleges; requires the Office of Workforce Competitiveness to establish a challenge grant progra...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Allied Health Workforce Policy Board
S.B. 519
Concerning allied health workforce needs; creates a State Allied Health Workforce Policy Board to monitor data and trends in the allied health workforce including the state's current and future supply and demand for health professionals, identify recruitment a...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Education and Employment Opportunities in Health Care Professions
H.B. 1093
Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49. Requires the Tennessee higher education commission to study and report to the general assembly by February 1, 2005, on the appropriateness and the relevance of current training and educational programs offered by inst...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Development
S.B. 517
Concerning workforce development; establishes a competitive grant program for the development of educational programs in emerging and interdisciplinary technology fields and related issues, to give the Office of Workforce Competitiveness responsibility for coo...

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AZIssued 06/2004P-12Establishing the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force
Executive Order 2004-14
Creates the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force to provide policy recommendations relating to youth and youth development issues in the state of Arizona to the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. Establishes membership. Requires the ...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12
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Community College
Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training
H.B. 973
Establishes the "Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act of 2004" to create one comprehensive workforce training system for the state by consolidating the Mississippi Workforce Development Advisory Council and the Workforce...

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MESigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Education and Job Training
H.P. 1399
Creates and expands opportunities in Maine to retain and attract youth of 15 to 35 years of age by developing a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote Maine to youth as an attractive location to pursue education, employment and business development opport...

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AKSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.University Employees and Intellectual Property
H.B. 282
Provides that the president of the University of Alaska may approve a contract between the University of Alaska and an employee that authorizes the employee to conduct research or other development of intellectual property and to develop, operate, or own a bus...

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AZSigned into law 04/2004Community CollegeWorkforce Development
H.B. 2026
Concerns Community College District Workforce Development accounts; requires community colleges, including tribal community colleges, to complete biennial development plan activity reports. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2...

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
H.B. 933
Adds the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research to the list of those entities characterized as "educational institutions" and "governmental instrumentalities for the dissemination of education." This designation will not empower the Institute to establis...

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
H.B. 932
Increases the membership of the governing board of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research from nine to 15 by adding six citizen representatives, two each appointed by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Speaker of ...

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Barriers Between Higher Education and Industry
H.B. 547
Directs the State Council of Higher Education to develop policies and strategies to eliminate the barriers between the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education and industry and enhance the development of human capital in the Commonwealth. More specifica...

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WVSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Investment Act
H.B. 4411
Changes certain reporting requirements in the West Virginia Workforce Investment Act; requires a public agenda in the strategic five-year state workforce investment plan; creates the workforce investment interagency collaborative team to designate and revise l...

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IASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.University-based Research Utilization Program
H.F. 2431
The department of economic development shall establish and administer a university-based research utilitzation program for the purpose of encouraging university-based research, primarily in the area of high technology, in new or existing businesses....

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COSigned into law 03/2004Community CollegeTraining Program Transfer of Moneys
H.B. 1166
Concerns an increase in the amount of moneys transferred by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education from the Colorado Customized Training Program to the Colorado Existing Industry Training Program. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004...

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VASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.
Community College
Distance Learning
H.B. 617
Effective January 1, 2005, each public institution of higher education shall include in its strategic plan information indicating to what extent, if any, it will use distance learning to expand access, improve quality, and minimize the cost of education. For i...

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WVSigned into law 02/2004Postsec.
Community College
Workforce Investment
H.B. 4131
Requires certain reporting to the legislative oversight commission on workforce investment for economic development; provides for administration and oversight of grants to community and technical colleges for workforce development education....

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SDRule Adoption 01/2004P-12Convene a Meeting of the Technical Directors/Staff
24:10:42:23
Establishes rules requiring the director of the Office of Career and Technical Education to convene a meeting of the technical directors and an Office of Economic Development staff member to review applications for new or expanded programs prior to their prese...

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MOIssued 12/2003P-12
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Community College
Commission on the Future of Higher Education
Executive Order 03-07
The Commission of the Future of Higher Education was created by Executive Order 03-07 on March 17, 2003, with a final report due by January 1, 2004. The purpose of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education shall be to develop plans to strengthen and imp...

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NYSigned into law 09/2003Postsec.State University Affiliated Academic Incubator
S.B. 4000
Amends the education law, in relation to university- related economic development facilities; authorizes the state university to establish an account to receive payments from leases of the pharmaceutical technology manufacturing building; allows any payments d...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003Postsec.Technical Careers Student Loan/Forgiveness Program
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding Arkansas technical careers student loan forgiveness program. ARKANSAS REG 3469 (SN)
http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us/LoanForgiveness/Book/RULES&REGS2003-revised6-2003.doc...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Collaboration
S.B. 1560
Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 7 and Title 49, Chapter 7, relative to enhancing economic and community development in Tennessee through collaboration between the state, historically Black colleges and universities, and private indust...

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NHSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Economic Effects of Student Activities
S.B. 22
Establishes a committee to study the economic effects of student activities on state higher education campuses on the surrounding municipalities....

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WAVetoed 04/2003Postsec.Standards Of Review For Lines Of Instruction
H.B. 1808
Relates to establishing standards of review in order to change lines of instruction at research universities; provides that courses of instruction at state institutions of higher education shall relate to major lines of industry exclusive to the state....

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003Postsec.Higher Education Program Development Fund
H.B. 392, H.B. 393, S.B. 366, S.B. 368
Provides a means for post-secondary educational institutions to address and improve the state's response to critical social economic, educational and other issues; creates the Higher Education Program Development Enhancement Fund. The fund is to be administer...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Higher Education
S.B. 370
Provides a means for post-secondary educational institutions to address and improve the state's response to critical social, economic, educational and other issues; creates the Higher Education Program Development Enhancement Fund. At the beginning of each fi...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Endowed Chairs
S.B. 466
Relates to higher education; provides for additional endowed professorships at major research institutions for the purpose of economic development. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/senate/SB0466FCS.html...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Endowed Chairs
H.B. 756
Relates to higher education; provides for additional endowed chairs at major research institutions for the purpose of economic development; makes an appropriation....

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Work Force Skills Development Fund
H.B. 394
Creates the "work force skills development fund" in the state treasury. Provides matching funds for community college programs. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/house/HB0394.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Centers For Economic Development
S.B. 646
New article. The Legislature finds that economic development in West Virginia depends in part on the effective and efficient management of research grants and opportunities at doctoral institutions of higher education, on collaborations developed between doct...

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WVSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.West Virginia Academy of Science and Technology
S.B. 651
Creates new article. The Legislature hereby finds that educational and economic development require an integrated program of support for research and development, assistance in the transfer of technological innovations and discoveries to public and private en...

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Business Incentive Agreements
H.B. 1399
Increases from 4 to 10 years the maximal time period for which a district board, county or municipality may establish business incentive agreement. Requires local board to present proposed business incentive agreement to Colorado Economic Development Commissio...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Florida Technology Development Act
S.B. 1844
An act related to economic development; creates the "Florida Technology Development Act"; provides definition, purposes and objectives for centers of excellence dedicated to conducting high-tech research, building technology sectors, fostering innovative cutti...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Tax Credits
H.B. 1655
Establishes a tax credit for individuals or corporations that provide a contribution that promotes the postsecondary educational attainment of State residents or that promotes the migration of college-educated persons to work in the State....

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VASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Offerings
S.B. 572
Requires community colleges to (i) offer non-credit courses at a time and place that meet the needs of employers and at a cost not to exceed the incremental cost of each course, and (ii) deal directly with employers in designing and offering courses to meet re...

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VASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.
Community College
Course Offerings
H.B. 1022
Requires community colleges maximize non-credit course offerings at a time and place that meet the needs of employers and at a cost not to exceed the incremental cost of each course, and to deal directly with employers in designing and offering courses to meet...

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NYSigned into law 12/2001P-12Farm-to-School Program
S.B. 4886
Establishes a Farm-to-School program to facilitate and promote the purchase of New York farm products by schools, universities and other educational institutions; calls for establishment of a harvest for New York Kids Week to promote State farm products....

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12
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Career technical programs
A.B. 1018
Establishes the Industry-Based Certification Incentive Grant Program for the purpose of awarding grants to selected school districts, county offices of education, and regional occupational centers and programs to establish industry-based certification programs...

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NCSigned into law 08/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges and Economic Development
S.B. 531
Session Law Number 368., Exempts certain community college activities from the Umstead Act; provides for use of community college personnel or facilities, with the consent of the trustees of that college, in support of private business enterprise located on th...

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Use of Federal Workforce Investment Act Funds
H.B. 1042
Public Law No. 363., (LD 1399) Delegates the requirement that at least one third of all federal funds received by the State under the federal Workforce Investment Act be used for education and skills training; requires that at least 15% of funds be used for su...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Council for Knowledge and Economic Development
S.B. 273
Establishes the Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development to advise the governor, the legislature, the state boards of K-12 and higher education, the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission, the Oregon Growth Account Board and the Oreg...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Texas Excellence Fund
H.B. 1839
Establishes the Texas excellence fund to provide funding to promote increased research capacity and to develop institutional excellence at eligible general academic teaching institutions in order to ensure that Texas and its workforce remain at the forefront o...

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VTSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Technical Centers
H.B. 495
The purpose of this act to enable technical center regions to establish alternative governance structures which meet regional technical education needs, ensure equal educational opportunities to technical education students throughout Vermont, and prepare Verm...

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OKVetoed 05/2001P-12
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Workforce Investment Act
H.B. 1388
Enacts the Workforce Investment Act; establishes the Workforce Development Board and local workforce development boards; requires the designation of workforce investment areas; provides workforce investment activities grant procedures for local entities; provi...

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ORSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Small Business Development Centers
H.B. 2342
Allows small business development centers in state universities; extends purposes of centers to include counseling; requires assent of Commissioner for Community College Services and Chancellor of State Board of Higher Education before Economic and Community D...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Municipal Development Corporation
S.B. 607
States that it is an appropriate role for a municipality to foster economic opportunity, job generation, and capital investment by promoting a favorable business climate, preparing the workforce for productive employment, and supporting infrastructure developm...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Technology Workforce
S.B. 353
Relates to certain programs to develop the technology workforce in Texas by supporting and promoting higher education in electrical engineering and computer science....

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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....

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WVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Workforce Development Initiative
H.B. 2898
Relates to modernization and procurement of equipment for workforce development initiative grant programs; addresses improving employer awareness and access to services available through the state's education institutions, providing designated professionals an...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Changes to Job Training Programs and Act
H.B. 1251
Changes the Maryland Job Training Partnership Act to the Maryland Workforce Investment Act; repeals provisions concerning the Governor's plan concerning job training and placement programs for employment; makes technical changes to reflect changes made to fede...

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VASigned into law 03/2001P-12Advantage Virginia Incentive Program
H.B. 2565
Relates to the Advantage Virginia Incentive Program; revises the programs focus which is to provide job training scholarships; changes the term occupational areas where there is a high demand for workers to qualified jobs, defined as jobs in high demand as des...

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PASigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Amends New Economy Technology Scholarship Act
H.B. 2351
Amends the New Economy Technology Scholarship Act. Further provides for definitions for the new Economy Technology Scholarship Program, for scientific and technological scholarships, for administration and for reporting....

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NHSigned into law 05/2000P-12Effects of Postsecondary Education
S.B. 313
Establishes a commission to study the relationship between postsecondary education and recipients of temporary assistance to needy families....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Economic Development
H.J.R. 142
Directs the Cabinet for Economic Development, the Department of Education, and the Transportation Cabinet to work together to create a unified plan for increasing levels of assistance to counties with high unemployment, low educational attainment, and low per ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Programs/Commissions
H.B. 572
Establishes the Kentucky Innovation Commission to provide ongoing advice, direction and policy recommendations to the governor and general assembly relating to the state's knowledge-driven businesses, research development initiatives and related high-skill tra...

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