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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary


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

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

State Status/Date Level Summary
ILSigned into law 08/2014Postsec.Smoke-Free Campus Act
S.B. 2202
Creates the Smoke-Free Campus Act. Sets forth the General Assembly's findings. Provides that beginning in July 2015, smoking is prohibited on each campus of a state-supported institution of higher education.

By December 31, 2014, directs each state-supported...

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ILSigned into law 08/2014Postsec.Limitations to Postsecondary Smoking Ban
H.B. 3961
Provides smoking ban on postsecondary campuses does not extend to a car parked on a campus in a vehicle that is not owned by a state-supported institution. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/98/PDF/098-0979.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative
H.B. 5101 - Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative
Sections 14 and 15: Repeals provisions establishing the Florida Virtual Campus. Establishes the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative. Provides duties of the cooperative, including to promote and provide recommendations on the use and distribution of o...

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LASigned into law 05/2014Postsec.Authorization of Auction/Sale of Firearms at Certain Events on Postsecondary Campuses
H.B. 244
Provides that if property at a public postsecondary education institution is leased to a nonprofit corporation or association for the purpose of holding a fundraising event, the lease may authorize and provide for the auction and sale of firearms at the event....

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ILAdopted 05/2014Postsec.Bicycle Sharing Program at Universities
H.R. 1024
Encourages Illinois public universities to consider the possibility of starting a bicycle sharing program and to specifically look into whether a bicycle sharing program would be financially feasible, environmentally friendly, and convenient for students. http...

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TNSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.
Community College
Employee Course Taking
S.B. 1709
Allows part-time employees of the state university and community college system and the University of Tennessee to enroll in one course per semester at a state supported college or university or state college of applied technology without paying tuition char...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.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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MDSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online Distance Education - Registration and Fees
S.B. 110
Defines "distance education" as programs originating outside of the state with certain other requirements. Allows the Maryland Higher Education Commission to charge institutions that enroll 20 or fewer Maryland students a lower fee than other institutions of h...

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CASigned into law 10/2013Postsec.Credit by Examination
A.B. 1025
From bill summary: Requires the California Community Colleges and the California State University, and requests the Regents of the University of California, to provide information about credit by examination opportunities wherever course and class information ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Criminal History Information and On-Campus Housing Applications
S.B. 146
Authorizes an institution of higher education to obtain criminal history record information for a student or prospective student applying to reside in on-campus housing. Permits such criminal history record information to be used only to evaluate current or pr...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12University Interscholastic League and Sports Officials
H.B. 1775
Permits the University Interscholastic League to require a sports official, as a condition of eligibility to officiate a league-sponsored contest, to be registered with the league, have completed education requirements regarding league rules, be a member in go...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.General Education Course Requirements
S.B. 1720 - General Education Course Requirements
Partially from bill analysis: Permits general education core courses to be revised, or five-course maximum within each subject area to be exceeded, if approved by state board and board of governors, as recommended by the subject area faculty committee and appr...

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CASigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Sikhism in Postsecondary Instruction
A.C.R. 20
Recognizes the need for the inclusion of Sikhism in world religions, Eastern religions, Asian, and South Asian courses at all postsecondary educational institutions, such as University of California, California
State University, and California Community Colle...

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COSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Voter Registration At Public Higher Ed Institution
H.B. 1147
Directs any state institution of higher education using an electronic course registration process to allow each student registering for courses electronically the opportunity to register to vote by being given the option to be electronically directed to the se...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Electronic Transcripts
H.B. 1341
Establishes the Indiana E-Transcript Program (Program). Provides that the Commission for Higher Education shall administer the program. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2015, the program will allow all students at all accredited high schools to request that th...

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HIPassed 04/2013Postsec.Tobacco-Free Policy for all University of Hawaii Campuses/Facilities
S.R. 118
Encourages the University of Hawaii administration to establish and implement a tobacco-free university policy for all university campuses and facilities. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SR118_SD1_.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Vision 2025 Legislative Commission
S.B. 816
Establishes a legislative commission to study the financial, structural, and programmatic barriers that impede student access and success. Stipulates reporting schedule.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/SB816.pdf...

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INSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Indiana University School of Public Health
H.B. 1295
Corrects references to the Indiana University School of Public Health (which was formerly a department of the University's medical school, but was designated as a separate school of the University in legislation enacted in 2007). http://www.in.gov/legislative/...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Police Officers of Public Institutions of Postsecondary Education
S.B. 120
Changes references to "safety and security officers" and "safety and security department" at postsecondary institutions to "police officers" and "police department". Adds police officers of public institutions of postsecondary education to those public servant...

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NJSigned into law 01/2013Postsec.Credit Card Solicitation at Public Institutions of Higher Education
A.B. 1688
Prohibits public institutions of higher education from entering into any agreement for the direct merchandising of credit cards to any students. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/PL13/18_.PDF ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Peaceful Demonstrations on College Campuses
A.B. 1955
From bill summary: Requires, for purposes of promoting peaceful campus demonstrations, the Trustees of the California State University to require each campus of the California State University (and requests the Regents of the University of California) to desig...

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CAAdopted 08/2012Postsec.Anti-Semitism on College Campuses
A.R. 35
Resolves that the Assembly unequivocally condemns all forms of intolerance, including anti-Semitism, on public postsecondary educational institution campuses in California. Resolves that the Assembly recognizes recent actions by officials of public postseconda...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012Postsec.Sprinker Systems in Postsecondary Dorms
H.B. 4757
Extends deadline for fire-sprinker system in a postsecondary dormitory from 2013 to September 2014 for institutions that file a compliance plan with the Office of the State Fire Marshal that is approved by January 1, 2013. Requires the plan to include all of s...

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LASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Certain Postsecondary Documents Exempt from Public Records Law
H.B. 756
Exempts (1) Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data pertaining to the administration of an academic examination, and (2) Teaching materials used by faculty that are not provided to students, including unpublished lecture notes, outlines, slide...

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SCSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Doctoral Degree in Marine Science
H.B. 5051
Permits four year higher education institutions to offer doctorate in Marine Science with approval of Commission on Higher Education. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/5051.htm ...

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TNVetoed 05/2012Postsec.Student Organizations
S.B. 3597
Prohibits state higher education institutions and private institutions receiving more than $24 million in state subsidies from denying equal access or fair opportunity to any student organization on basis of religious content. Provides religious student organi...

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FLIssued 05/2012Postsec.Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform
E.O. 12-104
Establishes the Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform. Provides the responsibilities of the task force include, but are not limited to:
(1) Cataloging and consolidating the recommendations of the various efforts related to Florida's state uni...

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MNSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Omnibus - Higher Education
S.F. 1573
Requires a public postsecondary institution to grant a waiver from the institution's required student health plan, if requested by a student.

Adds categories of students to the types of students who are not required, under current law, to have a statement of...

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HISigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Private Dorm Management Companies
H.B. 2628
Exempts certain private dorm management companies that provide housing to students of private universities or other higher education institutions from the residential landlord-tenant code. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/bills/HB2628_HD2_.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Anti-Smoking and Tobacco Enforcement
A.B. 795
From bill summary: Provide that the governing bodies of the California State University and each community college district have the authority to enforce specified smoking and tobacco control requirements by citation and fine. Provides that if a campus adopts ...

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

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CASigned into law 09/2011Postsec.National Guard and Reservists Called into Active Duty
A.B. 636
From bill summary: Revises the conditions for a tuition and fees refund for National Guard and reservist students called into active duty to remove the requirement of the student's withdrawal by a specified date. Also requires any refund toward an academic ter...

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CASigned into law 09/2011Postsec.Records Maintained by Auxiliary Organization or UC Campus Foundation
S.B. 8
From bill summary: Requires records maintained by an auxiliary organization of the governing board of a community college district, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and California State University, or a University of California (UC)...

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ORSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
S.B. 242
Creates the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. From Staff Measure Summary: Redefines Oregon University System (OUS) as public university system with
greater authority and independence to manage affairs, operations and obligations. Creates Higher Educat...

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CASigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Morrill Act
S.J.R. 1
Memorializes the President of the United States and the Congress to renew the commitment to accessible higher education and the support of research in the interest of the nation. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_1_bill_20110714_cha...

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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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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Lobbyists for State Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 153 - Lobbyists for State Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions
Prohibits a state agency or state institution of higher education from entering into a contract with a lobbyist for more than $50,000 in a calendar year without the approval of the controlling board. Provides that this does not apply to an employment contract ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Financial Literacy Training at Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 399
Requires general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. Directs the higher education coordinating board to determine the topics to be covered by the training, which may include budgeting, credit cards, spending, saving, l...

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TXVetoed 06/2011Postsec.Limitations on Number of Courses That May Be Dropped
H.B. 992
Directs institutions of higher education to provide written notice to undergraduates of provisions limiting the number of courses that may be dropped. Requires that such notice be given before the end of the first semester in which the student is enrolled in t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Degree Plan
H.B. 3025 - Degree Plan
Defines "degree plan" as a statement of the course requirements that an undergraduate must complete to be awarded an associate or bachelor's degree from the institution. Requires each student in an associate or bachelor's degree program at an institute of high...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Donation of Data Processing Equipment
S.B. 74
Permits a university system or institution or agency of higher education to donate data processing equipment that is surplus or salvage property to a public or private hospital located in a rural county. Defines "rural county" for these purposes. http://www.le...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Study Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland
H.B. 1156
Establishes a task force to study the creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland; Provides for the membership, chair, and staffing of the task force. Requires the task force to study and make recommendations regarding the higher ed...

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NESigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Institution Act, Dual Enrollment, College Admission Testing in 11th Grade
L.B. 637
Adopts the Postsecondary Institution Act and amend provisions of the Private Postsecondary Career School Act. Sec. 85-961 currently provides that community colleges (with exceptions specifically authorized by statute and the Coordinating Commission for Postsec...

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NJIssued 05/2011Postsec.Higher Education Council
E.O. 64
Directs the Governor's Advisory Council on Higher Education to examine the financial disclosure requirements in the higher education community and make a recommendation to the Governor as to the appropriate level and content of financial disclosure applicable ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Minimum Admissions Standards
H.B. 2050
Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, using one of the federally approved ability to benefit assessments, authorizes use of reassessment of a student's ability to benefit who scores below 15 on an ACT or below a comparable score on a comparable exam

Begi...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Higher Education Information System
H.B. 2142
Creates the Arkansas Higher Education Information System, to be developed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Defines scope of system and information it will record. Requires that information be made available to the legislature, and that procedure...

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

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Annual Report
H.B. 1454
Clarifies what information specific to higher education-related reports should contain, including information on affirmitive action programs. Additionally, reports must state: (A) The amount of institutional revenue spent on remediation; (B) The total general ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Nickname and Logo
H.B. 1263
Bill text: University of North Dakota fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
The intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university of North Dakota shall be known as
the university of North Dakota fighting Sioux. Neither the university of North Dakota nor t...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Student Loan Authority.
H.B. 1489
Clarifies the purposes, duties and operation of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority. Defines loans and students. Authorizes authority to adopt rules governing: (1) Compliance statutes or regulations governing the guaranty, insurance, purchase, or other dealing...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Compensation for Unpaid Sick Leave
S.B. 354
Clarifies that discretion is granted to state-supported institutions of higher educaiton on whether or not to compensate all employees for unpaid sick leave on retirement or death.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/SB354.pdf...

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NJIssued 01/2011Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Higher Education Council
E.O. 52
Establishes the Governor's Higher Education Council, to: (a) serve as an advisory body to the Governor on higher education issues; (b) make recommendations to the Governor on higher education initiatives of statewide significance; and (c) provide advice to the...

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NJIssued 01/2011Postsec.
Community College
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee
E.O. 51
Establishes the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee. The Committee shall consist of up to five (5) members to be appointed by the Governor. These members shall include individuals from both inside and outside government who ha...

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DESigned into law 09/2010P-12
Postsec.
Dissolving Higher Education Commission
H.B. 482
Dissolves the Higher Education Commission as a unit of the state Department of Education and vests the commission's functions with the Delaware Higher Education Office within the Department of Education.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis145.nsf/vwLegislation/H...

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

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Reporting on Pupil Indicators
S.B. 503
Requires early childhood programs and postsecondary institutions to submit a report to the department of education containing information on pupil indicators
in the following areas:
(a) Attendance rates.
(b) Annual and cumulative drop-out rates of high school...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Transportation
S.B. 392
Defines "educational institution" as any K-12 school, child care learning center, or college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Bars any educational institution receiving state funds to enter into a contract for student tran...

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TXAdopted 05/2010Postsec.Review of Low-Producing Degree Programs
19 TAC 4.285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293
Establishes new sections 4.285 - 4.293, which establish procedures for annual review of the number of graduates produced by degree programs at institutions of higher education to determine which are low-producing degree programs, and provides remedies for thos...

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COSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Flexibility
S.B. 3
Provides greater flexibility to improve the financial position of state higher eduation institutions. Requires a common course number system in conjunction with the guaranteed transfer program and to develop articulation agreements for degree programs; relates...

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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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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Individual Student Data
S.F. 184
Authorizes the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to match individual student data from the student record enrollment database with individual student financial aid data collected and maintained by the office in order to audit or evaluate federal or state su...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Institution Eligibility Requirements
S.F. 184
Provides that institutions are eligible to participate in state student aid programs if the institution is:
• operated by the state (MnSCU) or the Board of Regents (U of M);
• privately operated and has academic standards comparable to Minnesota institutions...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Senior Citizen Definition
S.F. 184
Increases from 62 to 66 the age at which "senior citizens" can take postsecondary courses at MnSCU and the U of M, paying only an administrative fee.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0184.3.html&session=ls86...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Private Institutions Registering with Office of Higher Education
S.F. 184
Clarifies that public and private institutions outside Minnesota offering courses or programs to Minnesota residents must register with OHE
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0184.3.html&session=ls86...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
School Closure
S.F. 184
Declares that a school will be deemed to have ceased operations when the school:(1) has an unscheduled nonemergency closure or cancellation of classes for more than 24 hours without prior notice to the office; (2) announces it is closed or closing; or (3) fil...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Streamlined System Office
S.F. 184
Requires the MnSCU board to reduce expenditures by streamlining centrally delivered services.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0184.3.html&session=ls86...

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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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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Monitoring of Federal Postsecondary Textbook Disclosure Law
S.F. 184
Directs OHE to monitor the implementation of federal requirements for disclosure of information to students on textbooks, includingpricing and other information and report to the legislature by February 1, 2011. Provides an immediate effective date.
https://...

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NJIssued 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
New Jersey Higher Education Task Force
E.O. 26
Creates the New Jersey Higher Education Task Force. The Task Force will consist of up to 7 members appointed by the Governor who shall serve at his
pleasure. The Task Force is charged with developing recommendations for the Governor concerning the State's high...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Alabama Higher Education Partnership and Teachers' Retirement System Membership
H.B. 585
Relates to the Teachers' Retirement System; authorizes the officers and employees of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership, Inc. (http://www.higheredpartners.org/ ), to participate in the system.
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MNVetoed 04/2010Postsec.
Community College
Transfer of Credits
H.B. 3164
Regulates the transfer of credits within institutions belonging to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H3164.3.html&session=ls86...

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VASigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Institutional Crisis and Emergency Management Plan
S.B. 608
Requires the president and vice-president of each public institution of higher education, or the superintendent in the case of the Virginia Military Institute, to annually certify in writing to the Department of Emergency Management comprehension and understan...

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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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MASigned into law 01/2010Postsec.Creating New State Universty System
H.B. 4864
Creates a state university system for nine current state colleges. Six state colleges will be renamed as Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester Sta...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education
S.B. 2491
Establishes Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Defines membership and duties of task force.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/A1500/1145_I1.PDF...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Postsec.Undergraduate Academic Certificate
19 TAC 1.4.B.4.36
Encourages institutions of higher education to develop undergraduate certificate programs of less than degree length, to be awarded upon completion of the institution's higher education coordinating board (HECB)-approved core curriculum, a HECB-approved field ...

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NYVetoed 10/2009Postsec.Academic Research Information Access Program
A.B. 7229
Creates the Academic Research Information Access (ARIA) Program. Directs the department of economic development, in cooperation with the state university of New York and the state board of regents, to establish contracts and licenses for the provision of propr...

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CASigned into law 10/2009Postsec.
Community College
Honorary Degrees for Japanese Forced to Leave Studies
A.B. 37
Requires the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and requests the Regents of the University of California, to work with their respective colleges and universities to confer an honorary de...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.State Whistleblower Protection Law
S.B. 219
Relates to State Whistleblower Protection Law law which authorizes a University of California employee or applicant for employment to recover damages caused by acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats or coercion only if the university failed to reach a decision...

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

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

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

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

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ORSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Program review
S.B. 5545
Approves certain fees adopted by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission for program reviews. Chapter 738
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb5500.dir/sb5545.en.pdf...

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

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

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

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IDAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Registration of Postsecondary and Proprietary Schools
IDAPA 08.01.11
Provides that a proprietary school must hold a valid certificate of registration issued by the Board. The Board delegates authority to its executive director, or his designee, and the Office of the State Board of Education to administer the registration of pro...

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NDSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.
Community College
Interplay Between State University System and Tribally Controlled Community Colleges
H.B. 1566
Requires that the Commissioner of Higher Education study the interplay between the State University System and tribally controlled community colleges. Specifically, requires the commissioner to address ways in which the North Dakota university system as a whol...

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NHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
Residency Requirements, Use of Scholarship Funds
H.B. 317
Clarifies residency requirements for the New Hampshire incentive grant program. Expands the number of institutions of higher education at which scholarship funds for natural and adopted children of veterans may be used.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislat...

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

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DESigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Educational Benefits Program
H.B. 73
Makes several changes to the Delaware National Guard Educational Benefits program; requires State- supported institutions to charge members the in- state rate for tuition and fees regardless of the members' state of residence; makes changes to allow members to...

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LASigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education System Review
H.B. 794
Creates the Postsecondary Education Review Commission; provides for a comprehensive review of all aspects of the postsecondary education system in the state, including governance, facilities, programs, funding, and any other issues that impact postsecondary in...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.University Consolidation
S.B. 442
Directs the Joint Boards of Education and the State Board of Higher Education to conduct studies relating to higher education; directs certain institutions of higher education to develop and implement processes and programs for the purpose of cost efficiency. ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Applied Learning
H.B. 3093
Directs Joint Boards of Education to report to Legislative Assembly on development of applied baccalaureate degree programs at state institutions of higher education and community colleges. Chapter 779
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb3000.dir/hb3093...

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FLSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Jurisdiction of Campus Police
S.B. 554
Relates to the legal jurisdiction of campus police; redefines the term mutual aid agreement to authorize state university police officers to enforce laws within a specified jurisdictional area as agreed upon in a mutual aid agreement; authorizes university pol...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
College Syllabi, Faculty CVs and Work-Study Opportunities
H.B. 2504 - Section 1 and 2
Relates to requiring a public institution of higher education to make available to the public on the institution's Internet Web site the syllabus for each undergraduate course, each instructor's curriculum vitae, and, if available, the most recent departmental...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Environmental Service Fees
H.B. 3353 and S.B. 2182
These identical companion bills authorize institutions of higher education to charge students an environmental service fee, if approved by a majority vote of students in a general student election. Specify amounts a fee may not exceed. Provide fee may be used ...

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

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

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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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IDAdopted 06/2009Postsec.Registration of Postsecondary Institutions
IDAPA 08.01.11
Clarifies that postsecondary institutions need to register to ensure they are legitimate degree granting institutions and that proprietary schools are legitimate.
adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0111.pdf ...

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MDAdopted 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Requirements for Degree-granting HE Institutions
COMAR 13B.02.02.01 to .22
Establishes minimum requirements for issuing certificates, diplomas, and degrees by in-state public and private institutions of postsecondary education.
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/13B_Chapters.htm...

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NHSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Utilizing Federal Benefits before State Assistance
S.B. 204
This bill requires national guard members seeking New Hampshire postsecondary educational assistance to first utilize certain federal educational benefits and entitlements.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/sb0204.html...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Energy
S.B. 298
Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to plan for and establish programs for the study of renewable energy resources within the Nevada System of Higher Education. Chapter 217
http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/SB/SB298_EN.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
High School-to-College Developmental Transition Programs
S.F. 2083
Encourages all public higher education systems and other higher education institutions in Minnesota to offer research-based high school-to-college developmental transition programs to prepare students for college-level academic coursework. Defines program requ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Course Equivalency Information Requirement.
S.B. 2083
Under current law, the UMN and MnSCU are required to develop and maintain course equivalency guides, for use in considering transferring between higher educational institutions. This section requires the guides to include information on course equivalency and...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
High School-to-College Developmental Transition Programs
S.B. 2083
Establishes a program to offer research-based high school-to-college programs to prepare students for college. Requires an evaluation for participating programs with a working group to develop methods and timelines for data collection and analysis of program e...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Notice to Students Regarding Possible Impact of Criminal Records
S.B. 2083
Requires all postsecondary institutions in Minnesota to notify students that criminal arrests, charges or convictions may limit their educational choices and access to financial aid. The notice must be given at the time the student is accepted and when the st...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Retirement Programs
H.B. 199
Adds to existing law to provide that the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho may establish additional retirement plans for members of the teaching staff and officers of the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, B...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Medical Faculty Work Group
H.B. 1808
Creates a work group with faculty from a paramedic training program and an associate degree nursing program; requires the state board for community and technical colleges to identify a community or technical college offering both a paramedic training program a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Campus Security Enhancement Act
H.B. 2135
Enacts the Campus Security Enhancement Act to create a multidisciplinary advisory task force composed of leaders in education, mental health, and law enforcement which shall provide support for designing effective campus security policies and proactive measure...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Engineering Courses
S.B. 5276
Eliminates the exclusive authority of the University of Washington and Washington State University to offer civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and aeronautic and astronautic engineering courses. Allows for engineering courses at ot...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Repeals Faculty/Administrator Development Fellows Program
S.B. 857
Repeals the faculty/administrator development fellows program that assists state institutions of higher education in increasing the academic qualifications of minority faculty, administrative, and other employees and alumni.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assem...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Measurable Exit Standards for Remedial Courses
H.B. 1990
Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Board, in collaboration with state-supported institutions of higher education, to develop by institution uniform measurable exit standards for remedial courses that are comparable to the ACT or SAT equivalent required...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Reporting of Postsecondary Remediation
H.B. 1764
Requires the Department of Higher Education to collect information necessary to prepare reports of college achievement of high school graduates from each state institution of higher education; requires the Department and it's Office of Accountability to develo...

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WASigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Postesecondary information
S.B. 5043
Requires the Higher Education Coordination Board to convene a work group to develop a plan to create a single, coordinated, collaboratively supported, one- stop college information web-based portal for students and families planning, preparing, and applying fo...

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COSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Education Innovation Institute
S.B. 32
Creates the Education Innovation Institute within the University of Northern Colorado to collaborate with institutions to leverage research, funding, expertise, and other resources, discover and study innovations in teaching and learning, create, pilot, and ad...

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ARSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Comprehensive Higher Education Annual Report
H.B. 1589
Creates the comprehensive higher education annual report; consolidates all current legislatively required reports pertaining to higher education submitted by the department of higher education, colleges and universities, agencies, boards, commissions and all o...

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VASigned into law 03/2009Postsec.
Community College
Students Called to Active Military Duty
H.B. 1810
Provides that in certain circumstances a student called to active military duty during a course at an institution of higher education may still receive full course
Directs governing boards of each public institution of higher education to implement policies t...

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ARSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Salary Transparency
S.B. 55
Increases salary transparency for administrators in state-supported institutions of higher education.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/SB55.pdf...

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

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IDSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Sick Leave
H.B. 18
Amends existing law relating to the Board of Education and employee sick leave to provide that employees of Boise State University who have accrued sick leave and who are transferred or otherwise become eligible employees of the College of Western Idaho shall ...

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VASigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program
H.B. 1893
Provides that scholarships awarded through the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program may be used to cover the costs of required academic fees, in addition to tuition and textbooks already provided by state law, and graduate study at the masters and d...

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VASigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Assistance for National Guard Members
H.B. 2342
Provides that notwithstanding the eligibility requirement that a member of the National Guard have a minimum of two years remaining on his service requirement in order to receive a grant, if a member is activated or deployed for federal military service or sta...

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VASigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Student Advisory Committee Membership
H.B. 1663
Permits the State Council of Higher Education to appoint students enrolled in private, accredited and nonprofit institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth to the student advisory committee whose primary purpose is to provide collegiate or graduate ed...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tax-Deferred Tuition Savings
S.B. 49
Allows taxpayers to divert all or part of their state income tax refund to a tax-deferred tuition savings program account by designating the contribution on their income tax form; provides that the account must be in existence.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/as...

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

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ILAdopted 01/2009Postsec.Program Approval
23 IAC 1030.10, 1030.20, 1030.30, 1030.60, 1030.70, 1030.80,1030.ILLUSTRATION A
Provides exemptions from program approval requirements. Requires any institution offering online instruction where the core academic support services, including admission, evaluation, assessment, registration, financial aid, academic scheduling, and faculty hi...

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MEAdopted 11/2008Postsec.
Community College
Authority for Higher Education Institutions To Confer Degrees
05-071-149
Amends rules relating to authorization for institutions of higher education to confer academic degrees or to offer degree courses.
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/05/071/071c149.doc...

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NJSigned into law 10/2008Postsec.
Community College
Membership on the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards
A.B. 3204
Allows full-time faculty members at state public institutions of higher education having a doctoral degree and expertise in the areas of ethics, philosophy and government with extensive experience in state legislative organization and procedures to serve on th...

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NYVetoed 09/2008Postsec.Hiring of a Staff Assistant/Associate or Professional Staff Assistant/Associate
S.B. 6780
Provides that when the state university posts a position for a vacancy for the title of staff assistant or associate or professional staff assistant or associate the human resources department must notify local bargaining units representing both classified and...

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NYVetoed 09/2008Postsec.
Community College
College Trademarks on Unlawfully Manufactured Apparel
S.B. 4249
Prohibits the State University of New York, the City University of New York and community colleges from licensing their trademarks for use on unlawfully manufactured apparel; requires such educational institutions to disclose certain information regarding lice...

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WVAdopted 09/2008Postsec.Program Review
Title 133, Series 10
Amends rules relating to postsecondary program review. Adds section 133-10-4, which requires each institution to develop a reporting format that includes mission, faculty, curriculum, resources, student learning outcomes, other learning and service activities,...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.Alcohol in State University Buildings
S.B. 2231
Allows alcohol to be served or sold in state university buildings during public events and not related student activities. Requires the board of trustees to approve a policy concerning events eligible for an exemption. Requires approval from the office of the ...

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SCSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.Postsecondary Accountability
S.B. 1034
(Joint Resolution) Extends the date by which the Higher Education Task Force must submit their recommendations for the higher education statewide strategic plan to the General Assembly until September 15, 2008. Act 399
http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/ho...

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MASigned into law 07/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Transition Age Requirements and Measurable Postsecondary Goals
S.B. 286
Provides for maintaining transition age requirements and measurable postsecondary goals for school age students with disabilities.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/185/st00/st00286.htm...

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

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NCSigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Waiving Tuition for Residents Over 65
H.B. 1076
Waives fees as well as tuition for residents over the age of 65 attending classes at a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina or at a community college.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/PDF/H1076v0.pdf...

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NCSigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Repayment of Loans for Members of the National Guard
H.B. 1304
Authorizes use of remaining end-of-year tuition assistance program funds for repayment of outstanding eligible student loans for deployed members of the North Carolina National Guard.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H1304v4.html...

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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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COSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
Diplomas from Private Colleges and Universities
S.B. 167
Clarifies the authority related to the authorization to do business for private colleges or universities, bible colleges, and seminaries; permits the Commission on Higher Education to establish fees payable by institutions related to the administration of degr...

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NHSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Scholarship Fund
S.B. 521
Increases the maximum scholarship amount available from the National Guard Scholarship Fund.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2008/SB0521.html...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
Transfer/Articulation
H.B. 4096
Tennessee Higher Education Commission - Requires THEC to address any deficiencies in the articulation of major preparation courses between the community college system and the universities within the board of regents system and the University of Tennessee syst...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education
S.B. 2942
Various provisions related to higher education. Allows educational data sharing between the department of education and the office of higher education as authorized by the code of federal regulations for the purpose of analyzing and improving school district i...

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

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AZSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.WICHE sunset
H.B. 2075
Concerns the sunset of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Chapter No. 141
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/48leg/2r/bills/hb2075h.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Application Fee for New Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 187
Authorizes the Maryland Higher Education Commission to require an application fee from institutions of postsecondary education seeking certification to operate in the State.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/bills/sb/sb0187t.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.Copyright Infringement
S.B. 3974
Requires each institution of higher education that receives funding from the state of Tennessee to do the following on an annual basis:

(1) Develop and enforce a computer use and ethics policy covering students, staff, and faculty, which prohibits the infring...

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WASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Collective Bargaining for Student Employees at WSU
H.B. 2963
Authorizes student employees of Washington State University (WSU) to engage in collective bargaining. New bargaining units are to include graduate teaching assistants, staff assistants, project assistants, veterinary assistants and tutors, readers and graders....

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WASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Performance Agreement Pilot Program for Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 2641
Beginning in 2008, public four-year postsecondary institutions are to pilot test performance agreements that set outcome-oriented priorities, target investments, link operating and capital planning, and create a longer-term view than the biennial budget cycle ...

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WASigned into law 03/2008Community College
Postsec.
Applied Baccalaureate Pilot Programs
S.B. 5104
By February 2008, the state board for community and technical colleges (SBCTC) must select up to three additional colleges to develop and offer programs of study leading to an applied baccalaureate degree. At least one must be a technical college. Students may...

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VASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Fraudulent Academic Credentials
H.B. 766
Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor (a fine up to $2,500 and/or up to 12 months in jail) to issue or manufacture a fraudulent academic credential or knowingly using a fraudulent academic credential to obtain employment, promotion, licensure, or admission to an inst...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008Postsec.Interstate compacts
S.B. 153
Authorizes the Governor to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact; provides for the appointment of resident members to the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Commission.
http://legis.state.sd.us...

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WISigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Promoting Postsecondary Attendance
S.B. 40
Directs the department of administration to: (1) Serve as the state's liaison agency between the higher educational aids board, the department of public instruction, the University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system, and other public and private...

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MOAdopted 10/2007Postsec.Teaching Quality-Certification
5 CSR 80-800.220
Deletes the certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c80-800.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2007Postsec.private postsecondary
S.B. 45
Extends the provisions of the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Provides for the extension of voluntary agreements with institutions regarding compliance with related state statutes. Authorizes accredited institutions to make s...

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

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ORIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Postsecondary Quality Education Commission
Executive Order 07-13
Executive Order 07-13 establishes the Postsecondary Quality Education Commission, to be chaired by the president of Oregon State University and the president of Lane Community College. The commission is charged with developing a Postsecondary Quality Education...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007Postsec.
Community College
Public Records and Privacy
S.B. 1023
Modifies the public records laws applicable to the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina community colleges. Protects the privacy of applicants who are not admitted or who do not enroll; provides that certain audit records are public documents.
h...

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MDAdopted 08/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Institution Diploma and Degree Requirements
COMAR 13B.02.02.02-.08, .10-.19, .21, .22
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish minimum requirements for issuing certificates, diplomas, and degrees by public and nonpublic institutions of postsecondary education.
A. The requirements in this chapter apply to all degree-granti...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.

The plan will include recommenda...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Task Force to Examine the Application of the State Personnel Act to UNC
S.B. 1353
Requires the president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) to appoint a task force to examine the application of the state personnel act to UNC with a goal of making recommendations that will improve the ability of the University to attract, reward, and ...

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RISigned into law 07/2007Postsec.Purchase and Sale of Academic Degrees
S.B. 392
Prohibits the purchase and sale of academic degrees wherein the degree is obtained on the basis of a combination of a payment of a fee and the attainment of academic credit for so-called life experiences, without the applicant undertaking any coursework.
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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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ORSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Diploma Mills
S.B. 198
Allows the Student Assistance Commission to terminate activities of diploma mills and operation of post-secondary accrediting bodies not recognized by United States Department of Education; defines diploma mill; removes the authority of the commission to subst...

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NHSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
College Tuition Savings Plan
S.B. 245
Makes various changes to the state College Tuition Savings Plan.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/SB0245.html...

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CTSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Accreditation and Diploma Mill Oversight
S.B. 1139
Concerns enhanced enforcement authority by the Department of Higher Education; provides the Board of Governors of Higher Education and the Commissioner of Higher Education with enhanced enforcement authority regarding colleges and universities which are operat...

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COSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Innovative Higher Education Research Fund
S.B. 182
Concerns State matching funds for competitive Federally sponsored research projects at Colorado public universities; creates the Higher Education Competitive Research Authority and the Innovative Higher Education Research Fund.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Work-study Mentorship Program
S.B. 1050
Requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop a work-study mentorship program under which eligible college students are authorized to mentor and counsel other students. The bill also provides for the funding of the program, authorizes stude...

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NYIssued 05/2007Postsec.Commission on Higher Education
Executive Order No. 14
(Executive Order No. 14) Establishes the New York State Commission on Higher Education. The Commission's inquiry shall include analysis of:
(a) academic standards and performance in New York's colleges and universities, with particular emphasis on SUNY and CU...

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

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MOSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 389 [Postsecondary Institutions]
Multiple provisions relating to higher education. Stipulates that in order to receive increases in state appropriations, two- and four-year institutions must work with the commissioner of higher education to establish agreed-upon competencies for certain entry...

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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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MSSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Law Enforcement Officers' Employed by Postsecondary Insititutions Jurisdiction
S.B. 3015
Expands the jurisdiction of law enforcement officers employed by Jackson State University, University of Southern Mississippi and state junior and community colleges to an area within 500 feet of university or college property.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us...

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WVVetoed 04/2007P-12
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Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program
H.B. 2558
Requires the state's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to create and implement a program to refurbish and donate state surplus computers which are no more than four years old from state agencies to public schools and low-income school children; encourages the CTO...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
On-Campus Military Recruiting
S.B. 566
Ensures that the military is treated as equal to any other recruiter permitted to recruit on-campus in New Mexico public post-secondary educational institutions.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0566.pdf...

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

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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Suicide Prevention Policies
H.B. 3064
Directs the governing boards of each public institution of higher education to develop and implement policies that advise students, faculty, and staff, including residence hall staff, of the proper procedures for identifying and addressing the needs of student...

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ALSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Diploma Mills
S.J.R. 8
Sustains the disapproval by the Joint Committee on Administrative Regulation Review of the Commission on Higher Education proposed amendment to Rule 300- 2-1-.02, entitled Review and Approval or Disapproval of Proposed Postsecondary Course Offerings in Alabama...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Rising Junior Exam
S.B. 203
Relates to an act to repeal the requirement that college juniors take the Rising Junior Exam.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/SB203.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 196
Directs the state Board of Regents to adopt a policy requiring an applicant for a position in a higher education institution that involves
significant contact with a minor or a position that is security sensitive to submit to a criminal background check as a c...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Task Force
H.B. 396
Creates the Higher Education Task Force, which is charged with studying issues concerning the state system of higher
education, including institutional missions, tuition, and other issues. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0396.htm...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Department
S.B. 248
Creates the higher education department in the executive branch. Department is a cabinet department including the followiong divisions: (1) administrative services, (2) planning and research, (3) financial aid, (4) public information, (5) adult basic education...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.College Dormitory Concealed Firearms Restriction
S.B. 251
Authorizes higher education institutions in the state to make a rule that allows a dormitory resident to request only roommates who are not licensed to carry a concealed firearm under law. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/sbillint/sb0251s02.htm...

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

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MSSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Leasing Land for Private Construction
H.B. 1208
Authorizes the board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning to authorize universities to lease land at the univeersity for the construction of facilities by private financing for a term of 31 years. Contains requirements for building code complia...

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VAPassed 02/2007Postsec.Attracting & Retaining Higher Education Faculty Assessment
H.J. 642
This joint resolution of the legislature requests the State Council of Higher Education to conduct as a follow up to the development of its new strategic plan, an assessment of Virginia's competitiveness in attracting and retaining faculty at Virginia's public...

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ALAdopted 02/2007Postsec.Approval/Disapproval of Postsecondary Course Offerings
AAC 300-2-1-.02
Clarifies the Commission's definition of "non-resident institution." ALABAMA 7823
Rule Adoption 02/06/07
http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/hged/index.html...

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

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VAIssued 11/2006P-12
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Community College
Emergency Preparedness Planning & Training
E.O. 44
Directs all executive branch agencies, including institutions of higher education, to include emergency preparedness planning, training and promotion as a core component of their mission (Executive Order 2006-42). http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Initiatives/E...

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MISigned into law 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Religious College State Regulation Exemption
H.B. 6016
Exempts religious colleges from state regulation of educational programs offering degrees, diplomas or
certificates based on education beyond high school, or education for transfer to institutions of higher learning. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/200...

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MISigned into law 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Religious or Ecclesiastical Educational Corporations
H.B. 6014
Revises the provisions of existing law regulating educational corporations; provides for an educational corporation classification to include those that are instituted and maintained by an ecclesiastical or religious order, society, corporation, or corporation...

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NJAdopted 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Incentive Funding Act Rules
NJAC 17:26
Establishes procedures for higher education institutions to apply for State matching funds under the Higher Education Incentive Funding Act, and delineates how and when the matching funds will be distributed to such institutions.
...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
S.B. 8422
Extends provisions of the regents awards to children of deceased and disabled veterans of U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq....

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Hathaway Scholarship Program Requirements
Chapter 38
Defines the scholarships made available by the Hathaway Scholarship Program, which is a scholarship program that begins with the graduating class of 2006, and sets forth the requirements students must meet and maintain to be eligible for these scholarships. h...

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AZVetoed 06/2006Postsec.Postsecondary Student Organizations
S.B. 1153
Concerns rights of student organizations in a postsecondary institution or community college; relates to a student government body; provides that a public postsecondary institution shall not deny recognition of a student organization on the basis that the orga...

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MISigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Out of State Merit Scholarship Award
S.B. 861
Eliminates the $1,000 awards currently available to merit scholarship award qualifiers enrolling in postsecondary institutions outside the state. Effective with the high school graduating class of 2007.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publica...

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Private Postsecondary School Registration
Chapter 30
Amends rules regarding operation or registration of all private postsecondary degree granting
education institutions that are located within the state, or have their principle place of business out of state
but are doing business in the state. These rules do n...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Registration of Military Personnel
S.B. 436
Relates to college student reenrollment and the registration priority of persons called into active military service; provides that the reenrolling student shall have the same priority in registering for courses as if the student had registered at the beginnin...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Misrepresentation of Academic Credentials
H.B. 3526
Concerns Education, Higher; requires public higher education institutions to place warnings concerning misrepresentation of academic credentials in catalogs, on Web sites, and in employment contracts for positions requiring academic credentials, constitutes a
...

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COVetoed 04/2006Postsec.Higher Education Policy Procedures
S.B. 203
Requires all policies and amendments to existing policies adopted by the commission on higher education to be promulgated in accordance with the State Administrative Procedure Act.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2006a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/87BF5B4CF1B2A29787257...

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WISigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Reenrollment of Students Called to Active Duty
A.B. 378
Relates to college reenrollment of students called into active military service. Requires colleges and universities to reenroll the student beginning in the semester following his or her military discharge or the next succeeding semester, whichever the studen...

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MESigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Personal Data Security
H.B. 1417; LD 2017
Amends the Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act; relates to a security breach; amends notification requirements regarding agencies of state government, university and community college systems, the maritime academy, private colleges and universities; requires n...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Commission on College Accreditation
S.B. 2218
Defines the authority of the Commission on College Accreditation and authorizes the seeking of an injunction to enjoin unapproved course offerings. Includes junior colleges.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html/SB/2200-2299/SB2218SG.htm...

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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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MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.State Higher Education Plan
H.B. 122
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to submit a review of the State Plan for Higher Education to the Governor and to the General Assembly every 4 years instead of every 2 years; requires that the president of each public institution of higher edu...

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MISigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Establishes higher education institutional data inventory (HEIDI)
H.B. 4838
Directs state budget director to: (1) establish and maintain the Higher Education Institutional Data Inventory (HEIDI) to
collect data on public universities in the state; (2) Develop policies for the collection of data, including policies to ensure the privac...

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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
False Academic Credentials
H.B. 2507
Declares that a person is guilty of issuing a false academic credential if the person knowingly: (1) Grants or awards a false academic credential or offers to grant or award a false academic credential in violation of this act; (2) Represents that a credit ear...

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VASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Intellectual Property
H.B. 134
Defines "qualifying institution" as an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth or its associated intellectual property foundation that adopts a policy regarding the ownership, protection, assignment, and use of intellectual property pursuant to 2...

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SCIssued 02/2006Postsec.
Community College
South Carolina Higher Education Task Force
Executive Order 2006-01
Establishes the South Carolina Higher Education Task Force. The task force will examine ways to improve the state's system of higher education, including identifying concrete steps that can be taken to lower tuition at the state's public institutions of higher...

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TXAdopted 02/2006Postsec.Fictitious, Fraudulent or Substandard Degrees
19 TAC 1.7.A.7.3
Adds new definitions pertaining to "fictitious degree," "fraudulent or substandard degree," "protected term." TEXAS 98741...

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Postsecondary enrollment options
H.B. 4143
Establishes a postsecondary enrollment options program for certain students enrolled in Michigan schools; to prescribe certain duties of public schools; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain state departments, officials, and agencies; and to repeal...

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

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CASigned into law 09/2005Postsec.Doctor of Education Degree
S.B. 724
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes the California State University to award the Doctor of Education degree, and prescribe standards for the awarding of that degree. Requires the California State University, the Department of Finance, and the Legisla...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005Postsec.
Community College
Students Called to Active Military Service
H.B. 3724
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and amends the Public Community College Act. Requires public institutions of higher education to allow a currently enrolled student who is called to active military service to co...

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ORSigned into law 07/2005Postsec.Disclaimers for Degrees from Non-Approved Institutions
S.B. 1039
Allows a person who holds a degree from a post-secondary institution that is not accredited or approved by the Office of Degree Authorization to claim or represent that a person has an academic degree if a disclaimer is included. Directs that Oregon Student As...

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NCSigned into law 07/2005Postsec.Historically american indian university
H.B. 371
AN ACT designating the university of north carolina at pembroke as North Carolina's historically american indian university.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H371v3.html...

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HISigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Military Personnel's Right to Retain Admission to Programs
H.B. 115
Requires the University of Hawaii to establish a program to allow returning military personnel the right to retain admission to programs to which they had been admitted prior to deployment, including students who had been admitted but did not enroll due to the...

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

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

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NVSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College

H.B. 280
AN ACT relating higher education; requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to ensure that students enrolled in a program for the education of teachers are instructed in the academic standards required for high school pupils; requiring access ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Timely Graduation, Tuition, Academic Issues
H.B. 1172
From bill analysis: Requires the president of each general academic teaching institution to annually provide, no later than November 1 of each year, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board a report describing the institution's efforts regarding timely...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
Fraudulent or Substandard Degrees
H.B. 1173
Adds Sec. 61.3021. Requires Texas Higher education Coordinating Board (board) by rule to establish a process for reviewing and approving a degree conferred by a person described by Section 61.302(11)(B) or (C). Requires the review process to include a determi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Incentives for Timely Graduation
S.B. 30
From bill analysis: Requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a pilot project under which a governing board of an institution participating in the pilot project may enter into a contract with a student to award the student an incentive p...

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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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University of Arizona Medical Campus in Phoenix
S.B. 1517 (Section 13)
Requires the university of Arizona to establish a medical campus in Phoenix. Provides appropriations and procedures.

http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=1517...

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COSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Fort Lewis College Admissions Standards
S.B. 194
Changes status of college admissions standards from "moderately selective" to "selective."

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics2005a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/9BC8F8C5EFD55F0A87256FAB0082015C?Open&file=194_enr.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
University Or Community College Students
H.B. 524
University or community college students; clarify residence status. A student who, upon registration at a Mississippi institution of higher learning or community college, presents a transcript demonstrating graduation from a Mississippi secondary school and w...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Student Readiness for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
As a part of the school improvement plan pursuant to 6-15-2201, requires the state board to ensure that every district and high school develops strategies to improve student readiness for the postsecondary level based on annual analysis of the feedback repor...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Baccalaureate Degree Programs
H.B. 228
Authorizes regional higher education centers and community colleges to submit to the Higher Education Commission requests for proposals for the offering of specified baccalaureate degree programs.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/bills/hb/hb0228t.pdf...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005Postsec.Education
S.B. 677
Relates to higher education as Cabinet Department....

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Post-Secondary Educational Act
H.B. 541
Relating to higher education; amending the post- secondary educational institution act; providing for licensure and regulation of nonregionally accredited colleges and universities; exempts organizations that offer brief courses of instruction in specific skil...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Academic Research Records Exempt From Disclosure
H.B. 238
Amends existing law relating to records exempt from disclosure to provide that certain records relating to academic research shall be exempt from disclosure; relates to trade secrets, production records, appraisals, bids and proprietary information that affect...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Credit Card Solicitation
S.B. 1098
Makes it unlawful in an academic building and within one hundred feet of an academic building on the campus of an institution of higher education to solicit any person to apply for a credit card. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB1098.p...

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

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

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

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.University Course Work and Degree Completion
H.B. 2459
Requires any university staff member assigned to provide course selection advice to incoming freshman students to provide any student who has declared a major with a written, eight semester course of study providing a recommended sequence for all course requir...

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

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ARSigned into law 02/2005Postsec.Assistance to Students Called to Military Duty
H.B. 1201
Assists students at state-supported postsecondary educational institutions who are called into military service. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1201.pdf...

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MISigned into law 12/2004Postsec.Pregnant Higher Education Students Services Office
S.B. 72
Creates the Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Fund; provides grants to encourage certain institutions of higher education to establish and operate a pregnant and parenting student services office for pregnant and parenting students attending the institut...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
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Test Replacement
S.B. 1154
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1154...

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NJTo governor 12/2004Postsec.Display of Student Social Security Number
A.B. 1205
Prohibits display of students' social security numbers by institutions of higher education to identify the student for posting or public listing of grades, on class rosters or other lists provided to teachers, on student identification cards, in student direct...

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MASigned into law 10/2004Postsec.Retirement and Research Faculty Salaries
H.B. 2873
Relates to providing creditable service for retirement purposes for certain research faculty employed at the University of Massachusetts. Provides that any member employed by the University and subsequently directed to accept employment with an institute or fo...

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NYSigned into law 10/2004P-12
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Tuition Waivers for Police Officer Students
S.B. 1531
Authorizes the Board of Trustees for the State University of New York and the City University of New York to promulgate regulations regarding tuition waivers for up to 2 courses per semester a quarter for police officer students in baccalaureate or higher degr...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education: Common Course Numbering System
S.B. 1415
Provides that the California Community Colleges and the California State University shall adopt and the University of California and private postsecondary institutions may adopt, a common course numbering system for the 20 highest-demand majors in the respecti...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Public Postsecondary Education: Transfer Requirements
S.B. 1785
Establishes a program to ensure that community college students who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees at a campus of the California State University are able to do so. Requires the Chancellor to establish admissions requirements for community college transfer...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Private Postsecondary Education Reform
A.B. 711
Relates to the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Defines nationally accredited institution to mean an institution that provides a degree, diploma or certificate and that is accredited by a recognized national institutional accr...

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IAEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2004Postsec.College Application Fees
681 IAB 1.2, 1.7, 2.27
Removes references to specific amounts for application fees in Chapters 1 and 2; creates a new rule with all application fees listed.
1.2 and 1.7: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Current/iac/681/6811/6811.pdf
2.27: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Curren...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
California Postsecondary Education Accountability Act of 2004 (CPSEA)
S.B. 1331
Establishes the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) for the collection of data pertinent to the planning and coordination of the higher education system of the state. Adds the California Postsecondary Education Accountability Act (CPSEA) of 20...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.California State University: Whistleblower Protection
A.B. 2637
Requires the California State University to employ an independent investigator on all complaints alleging actual or attempted acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercion, or similar improper acts for having made a protected disclosure to the State Auditor...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Postsecondary Education Commission
A.B. 2923
Recasts and revises existing law relating to the Postsecondary Education Commission's duties, membership, priorities and policy responsibilities. Requires the commission's Executive Director to submit to the Legislative Analyst, the chairpersons of specified l...

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CARule Adoption 09/2004Postsec.Editorial Correction of Name of the System
Title 5 CCR, Div 5, Ch(s) 1, Subch(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, Art(s) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, Sec(s) 40000, 40050, 40650, 40900, 41302, 41304, 41901.5, 42501, 43000
Amends regulations by changing 'the California State University and Colleges' to read 'the California State University'. ...

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

The Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Educati...

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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CASigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Public Postsecondary Education
A.B. 2469
Relates to required reports from various segments of the state's public postsecondary education system to the governor, the legislature's education policy committees and the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Deletes the requirement that the Commis...

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MASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Meningococcal Immunizations
S.B. 2159
Requires student immunization against meningococcal disease; includes public and private colleges, universities and public and private secondary schools that provide certain housing; requires certificate of immunization prior to matriculation; provides an exem...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2004Postsec.Higher Education Interim Study
S.B. 2716
Establishes the higher education statutory analysis interim study group to determine an improved organizational framework for higher education statutes and recommend statutes that may be consolidated, amended, or repealed. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session...

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PASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.University of Pittsburgh
H.B. 2531
Makes change to University of Pittsburgh as an instrumentality of the Commonwealth to serve as a State-related university in the higher education system of the Commonwealth. Provides for change of name. Authorizes issuance of bonds exempt from taxation" of Jul...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12
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College Admissions
H.B. 177
Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, exempts out-of-state persons (1) seeking admission to any college or university in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, or (2) who is seeking Louisiana public college or university admission and meet...

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SCSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Higher Education Excellence Enhancement Program
S.B. 1195
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations relating to the Higher Education Excellence Enhancement Program....

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COSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Postsecondary Education Fixed Tuition And Fees
H.B. 1207
Establishes the fixed tuition and fee rate program. Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, state institutions designated as an enterprise institution may offer a fixed tuition and free rate to students willing to enter into a contract. Guarantees availability...

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ORRule Adoption 05/2004Postsec.Unaccredited Degrees
OAR 583-050-0031
Revises methods and standards used to determine validity of unaccredited degrees. OREGON REG 25382 (SN)...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.False Academic Degrees
S.B. 2305
Concerns criminal offenses; creates Class A misdemeanor for person who knowingly issues, sells or manufactures false academic degree; creates Class C misdemeanor for individual who knowingly uses or claims to have false academic degree to obtain employment, pr...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Programs of the University System of Maryland
S.B. 812
Repeals a specified termination provision relating to procedures governing the approval of new programs at institutions of higher education; requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to identify low-productivity programs; governs certain programs at th...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.State Digital Library
H.B. 1167
Establishes the State Digital Library in the Maryland Higher Education Commission; authorizes the State Higher Education Commission to encourage specified institutions to meet specified goals; authorizes the Digital Library, in collaboration with certain entit...

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

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MDSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Resident Tuition Charges
H.B. 172
Establishes that specified military personnel, spouses and dependents of military personnel, and veterans are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public institutions of higher education under specified circumstances; requires the State Higher Education C...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Income Taxation
S.B. 2710
Relates to income taxation; increases the tax credit for employers providing skills training at a local community or junior college.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/SB/2700-2799/SB2710SG.htm...

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Ayers Settlement Fund
H.B. 1174
Relates to Ayers Settlement Fund; extends date for establishment of Ayers Settlement Fund; provides for appropriations to historically black institutions of higher learning for educational enhancement and recruitment of white students.

http://billstatus.ls.st...

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MDSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Students
H.B. 1314
Requires a public institution of higher education to allow a national guard student to withdraw from courses the student is currently enrolled in without negative consequences to the national guard student's academic standing if the national guard student's un...

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COSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Higher Education Personnel System Exemptions
S.B. 7
Modifies the criteria for determining which administrative employees of higher educational institutions are exempt from the state personnel system to focus on an employee's duties and responsibilities rather than whether the employee reports to an officer.
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AZSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Performance Based Incentives
H.B. 2032
Allows the Director of the Department of Administration and the Executive Director of the Board of Regents to establish a performance based incentives program of state employee appraisal. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Community College
American Sign Language
H.B. 1037
Concerns the treatment of American Sign Language as a foreign language in education that counts toward graduation requirements. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2004a/sl_74.htm...

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WASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Active Military Service
S.B. 6302
Establishes additional protections for persons ordered to active military service; permits post- secondary students to withdraw from a course and complete it upon return or complete the course with a grade and no penalty for missed classes if the instructor be...

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

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UTSigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Disclosure of Higher Education Costs
H.B. 248
Modifies the State System of Higher Education by requiring disclosure to students of certain dollar amounts relating to the full cost of instruction; requires each institution within the state system of higher education to plainly disclose to its students the ...

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WASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Degree Granting Institutions
H.B. 2381
Ensures the quality of degree-granting institutions of higher education; relates to the accreditation of and site inspections of such institutions; requires public dissemination of information regarding entities that sell or award degrees without requiring app...

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VAIssued 01/2004Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members
Executive Order 63 - 2004
The governor created the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members. The Commission shall develop and implement a process for evaluating potential appointees to higher education governing boards based on substantive qualifications such as merit an...

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MOIssued 12/2003P-12
Postsec.
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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ARSigned into law 12/2003Postsec.Position Growth Pool
S.B. 3
Establishes a growth pool of positions for the two year institutions of higher education of non- classified and classified positions to be used in situations where the need for positions exceeds the specific number of positions assigned to an institution. http...

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ORRule Adoption 10/2003Postsec.Definitions of School Types
OAR 583-050-0006, -0011, -0016, -0031, -0040, -0021
Revises definitions of school types to classify degree-issuing entities as standard, substandard, or diploma mill. Establishes fee schedule for degree validations and school information. OREGON REG 24799 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Postsec.Sex Equity in Education: Athletics
A.B. 833
Expresses various findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to gender equity in athletics. Provides standards to determine if an educational institution has effectively accommodated the interests of both sexes in athletics. Prohibits a public p...

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ORSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.State Higher Education
S.B. 437
Modifies the provisions relating to the Oregon University System regarding academic degree programs, delegation of duties, functions and powers, information technology, funds and accounts, property and public records; establishes the Office of Degree Authoriza...

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CASigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Higher Education Labor Relations
A.B. 1230
Provides the circumstances under which the Public Employment Relations Board is authorized to conduct a representation election. Requires, if an employee organization provides proof of support of more than 50% of the members of the appropriate bargaining unit ...

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RISigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Relationships with For-Profits
H.B. 6154, S.B. 864
Provides that researchers at institutions of higher education may form relationships with or hold interests in commercial ventures stemming from their research. Provides procedures for approval of such relationships and for the development of conflict of inter...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.University Concurrency Trust Fund
S.B. 816
Creates the University Concurrency Trust Fund within the Education Department; provides for sources of funds and purposes; exempts the trust fund from service charges; provides for annual carry forward of funds; provides for future legislative review and termi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Research Development Fund
H.B. 3526
Relates to the establishment of the Research Development Fund to promote research at certain institutions of higher education and to the abolition of the Texas Excellence Fund and the University Research Fund. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textfra...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.
Community College
Legislative Audit
A.B. 148
Requires the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of the University and Community College System of Nevada and the Board of Regents of University of Nevada including an analysis of capital construction projects, athletic program costs, administration costs,...

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

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COPassed 06/2003Postsec.Civic Education
H.J.R. 1027
Concerns the importance of history and civic education at the college level. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/DC1C87A2F74B970D87256CBC0064C346?Open&file=HJR1027_enr.pdf...

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

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GAVetoed 06/2003Postsec.Contributions to Higher Education Savings Plan
H.B. 424
Relates to salaries and fees of public officers and employees; provides that deductions are authorized for the purpose of contributing to savings trust accounts established under the Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/200...

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GASigned into law 06/2003Postsec.College Athletic Recruitment Rules
H.B. 95
Provides cause of action against certain persons in favor of certain colleges and universities and student athletes for violations of college athletic recruitment rules and regulations; provides for damage, costs, attorney's fees, and injunctive relief; provid...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.
Community College
Committee To Evaluate Higher Education Programs
A.B. 203
Creates Committee to Evaluate Higher Education Programs. Requires the Committee to: 1. Examine and evaluate the need in this state for existing and potential higher education programs to ensure economic progress and development within the state and to ensure ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Board of Regents Acquisition Rights
H.B. 2403
Permits the Board of Regents to acquire an ownership interest, in the form of securities, in a business enterprise as consideration for the licenses or other disposition of interest in technology or intellectual property created or acquired by the Board; permi...

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

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AZSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Commission for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2008
Establishes the Commission for Postsecondary Education for the purposes of reviewing postsecondary education institutions in order to determine eligibility for student financial aid; requires one member to be an owner, operator, or administrator of a charter s...

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CTSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Student Members of The Armed Forces
H.B. 6199
Concerns student members of the armed forces called to active duty during a semester and college course fees; ensures that members of the armed services that are called to active duty during the school year get to take the classes they paid for, without additi...

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SCBecame Law Without Governor's Signature 05/2003Postsec.Higher Education Equalization Program
S.B. 203
Establishes the South Carolina Higher Education Equalization Program; requires the Commission on Higher Education to enter into contracts with private, historically black colleges and universities to be used for certain purposes intended to enhance the educati...

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WASigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Statewide Strategic Plan
H.B. 2076
Directs the board to develop a statewide strategic master plan for higher education that proposes a vision and identifies goals
and priorities for the system of higher education in Washington state. The board shall also specify strategies for maintaining and
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VAVetoed 05/2003Postsec.State Council of Higher Education
H.B. 2678
Beginning July 1, 2003, provides for the Joint Rules Committee to appoint five of the 11 members of the State Council of Higher Education, and for the Governor to appoint six members. Initial appointments to be made by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committe...

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CTSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Immunization
H.B. 6373
Allows institutions of higher education to save resources currently used to collect information that has already been collected by Connecticut high schools; relates to proof of immunization against measles and rubella....

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WASigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Efficient Use of Resources
S.B. 5135
Requiring policies regarding the efficient use of instructional resources. Adds provisions relating to increased tuition fees for excess credits taken at institutions of higher education. Requires each four-year institution of higher education and the state bo...

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ARVetoed 04/2003Postsec.State Agency Paper Law
S.B. 420
Relates to the State Agency Paper Reduction Law; exempts information, brochures, and catalogs distributed by an institution of higher education to any prospective student from the Paper Reduction Law; requires the publication to contain information notifying t...

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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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AZSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Internet Pornography
H.B. 2498
Prohibits Internet access to pornography for state employees; includes all offices, agencies, departments, boards, councils, commissions, junior colleges, state universities and courts....

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COSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Identity Number for Students
H.B. 1175
Requires each Colorado institution of postsecondary education to assign a unique identifying number to each student enrolled at the institution; prohibits the use of a student's social security number as the unique identifying number or any part of the unique ...

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INSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.State Educational Institution Credit Agreements
H.B. 1209
State educational institution credit agreements. Requires the statewide transfer and articulation committee to: (1) submit an annual report to the legislative council; (2) develop statewide transfer of credit agreements for courses that are most frequently tak...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.False Academic Credentials
H.B. 1068
Relates to the issuance, manufacture, and use of false academic degrees or certifications; provides a penalty....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.College Students to Participate as Poll Workers
H.B. 1487
Creates a program for college students to participate in the election process as poll workers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1487.pdf...

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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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COEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003Postsec.Voluntary Separation Incentive Plans
1 CCR 101-1, Rule 2-8
Establishes temporary rules concerning miscellaneous compensation and other benefits, specifying authorizing institutions and agencies of the Department of Higher Education to institute voluntary separation incentive plans for its non-classified employees, sub...

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

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VASigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Patents and Copyrights
H.B. 2285
Authorization to transfer interest in patents and copyrights owned by institutions of higher education....

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VASigned into law 03/2003Postsec.State Council of Higher Education
H.B. 2489
Relates to the State Council of Higher Education; provides for the council to review the proposed closure of any academic program in a high demand or critical shortage area by a public institution of higher education and to assist in the development of an orde...

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

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

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

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ARSigned into law 02/2003Postsec.American history course required for college degree
S.B. 213
Amends the requirement for a course in American History or civil government prior to receiving a baccalaureate degree. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB213.pdf...

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

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MISigned into law 12/2002Postsec.Merit Scholarship Program
H.B. 4330
Expands the Michigan Merit Scholarship Program to include additional eligible costs and to grant scholarship for students attending the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and United State Merchant Marin...

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MDAdopted 12/2002Postsec.Individual Income Tax STATE ID: 02-345
COMAR 03.04.02.15
Provides procedures for the computation application of certain addition and subtraction modifications for an individual who establishes an account under the Maryland College Investment Plan. Makes contribution to the account. MARYLAND REG 9258 (SN)...

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MDEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2002Postsec.Maryland College Investment Plan STATE ID: 02-375
COMAR 14.15.02.01 -.04
Makes definitions relating to the Maryland Higher Education Investment Board. MARYLAND REG 9299 (SN)...

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IAAdopted 11/2002Postsec.Iowa Tuition Grant Program
283 IAC 12.2
Clarifies the definitions used to administer the Iowa Tuition Grant Program. Requires that students receiving Iowa Tuition Grants attend an accredited private educational institution located in Iowa....

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

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LAAdopted 11/2002Postsec.Scholarship and Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.301, 703, 803, 2103, 2105
Amends rules relating to the Office of Student Financial Assistance's Scholarship and Grant Programs....

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2002Postsec.Scholarship and Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.301
Establishes emergency rules to provide definitions of terms concerning the Office's Scholarship and Grant Programs. LOUISIANA REG 8661 (SN)...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2002Postsec.Student Tuition and Revenue Trust, START Saving Program
LAC 28:VI.107
Establishes emergency rules to allow the Office of Student Financial Assistance to effectively administer the Student Tuition and Revenue Trust (START Saving) program. Provides definitions of terms. LOUISIANA REG 8662 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 09/2002Postsec.State Report on the Compliance with Federal Title IX Rules
A.B. 2295
Requires the State Department of Education and the Postsecondary Education Commission to contract with an independent evaluator for the preparation of a report on interscholastic athletics in the State to be submitted to the Legislature. Requires the report to...

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CASigned into law 09/2002Postsec.Auditing higher ed. institution's crime statistics
A.B. 2533
Requires the State Auditor, by 1/1/2004, and every 3 years thereafter, to report the results of an audit of a sample of not less than 6 institutions of postsecondary education that receive federal student aid, to evaluate the accuracy of their statistics and t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Grant assistance and National Guard members
SB 2204
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In provisions
concerning the Illinois National Guard grant program, provides that if
the recipient of a grant fails to complete his or her military service
obligations or require...

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

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

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Tuition and county residency
HB 522
Providing that a student who resides in Howard County or Prince George's County and attends the Laurel College Center is deemed an in-county student; prohibiting specified students from being subject to specified out-of-county fees; and providing that the Act ...

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MASigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Authorizing Quincy College to adopt a six-year tenure system
HB 4695
Act sets the teacher career path at Quincy College. Teachers with 0-3 years of experience are non-tenured, after three years teachers achieve "instructor" status. After six years, a teacher is considered a "professor" and gains all rights and privileges acco...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.An Act concerning higher education student assistance
HB 4037
Act creates scholarships for students to study optometry and work in state. Recipients must practice in state for each year awarded scholarship or repay....

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LASigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Increase tuition
HB 141A
An act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College to increase tuition and nonresident attendance fee amounts for students in future entering classes at the Paul M. Herbert Law Center....

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LASigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Louisiana Student Tuition Assistance Revenue Trust Program
SB 19A
Amends law that established Louisiana Student Tuition Assistance Revenue Trust Program (START), a mechanism for persons to establish savings accounts as owners to be used by named beneficiaries to pay the cost of eligible postsecondary education expenses. Cha...

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LASigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Increasing tuition for certain programs
HB 136A
Act authorizes the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College to establish certain program fee amounts and increase certain tuition and attendance fee amounts, including amounts for the School of Allied Healt...

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

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community colleges technology program
HB 1237
An act extending the Innovative Partnerships for Technology Program for state community colleges for a certain number of years, alters the institutions eligible under the program and the maximum state contributions....

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

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FLSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Sexual predators and higher education institutions
HB 841
Act defines terms "institution of higher education" and "change in enrollment of employment status" for purposes of the Florida Sexual Predators Act; provides additional registration requirements for sexual predators who are enrolled, employed or working at an...

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FLSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Student loan default
HB 1405
Act provides for an emergency order suspending the license of any health care practitioner who has defaulted on a student loan issued or guaranteed by state of Federal government; clarifies grounds for disciplinary action for failing to perform statutory or le...

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GASigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Postsecondary and adult education - textbooks in electronic format
H.B. 1342
A BILL to amend Chapters 3 and 4 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating respectively to postsecondary education and vocational, technical, and adult education, so as to provide that each publisher of a textbook shall provide an electro...

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Renaming University of Southern Colorado to Colorado State University - Pueblo and modifying role and mission
HB 1324
Bill changes name from the University of Southern Colorado to Colorado State University - Pueblo. The role and mission will change to create a regional, comprehensive university with moderately selective admissions standards. The university will offer baccal...

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Access requirements for proposals to honor individuals submitted to institutions of higher education
SB 144
Amends current law to make available records of institution governing board meetings regarding nominations for awarding honorary degrees, medals and other awards or naming of a building after a person....

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

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

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

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Concerning the operation of higher education student financial aid enterprises
HB 1452
Amends existing law concerning the operation of higher education student financial aid enterprises to provide guidelines for hiring personnel and new the powers of the division....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Concerning cooperation between higher education institutions and federal anti-terrorism efforts
SB 113
Act requires higher education institutions to adopt guidelines to govern how they will provide information to the FBI, CIA, INS and Office of Homeland Security in connection with anti-terrorism investigations....

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COEnrolled 07/2002Postsec.Salary increases for select Department of Higher Education employees
HB 1477
A bill concerning the clarification of the cost-neutral requirements in the performance plan for periodic salary increases for certain employees of the Department of Higher Education who are included in the state personnel system....

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Repeals and reenacts legislation regarding Fort Lewis College
HB 1419
Changes existing legislation regarding Fort Lewis College to include guidelines for the Board of Trustees and the types of programs offered....

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

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CTSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.A bill concerning smoking in university dormitories
HB 5290
This bill prohibits smoking in any dormitory room in a public college or university. Current law specifically exempts such dorm rooms from the general prohibition on smoking in public buildings. That general prohibition permits designating smoking areas in pub...

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CTSigned into law 07/2002P-12
Postsec.
An act concerning educational support orders
HB 5088
This bill permits judges and family support magistrates to order divorcing parents and fathers subject to paternity orders to support their offspring who enroll in accredited college or vocational programs after high school until they reach age 23. It specifie...

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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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AZSigned by governor 05/2002Postsec.State Board of Regents sunset date
S.B. 1243
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment to extend the termination date of the State Board of Regents to July 1, 2012....

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.

S.B. 20E (waiver authority section)
Education Code Re-Write: Program Approval
Requires state board to establish criteria for the approval of new programs at state universities, including requirements that new programs: (a) meet objectives that cannot be met through use of educational technology; (b) avoid unnecessary duplication; (c) en...

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HIVetoed 05/2002Postsec.Professional Counselor Licensing Program
S.B. 251
Establishes a professional counselor licensing program; sets standards of qualifications for education and experience; requires licensure for those persons who seek to represent themselves to the public as licensed professional counselors. http://www.capitol.h...

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

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Vocation/technical education
H.B. 2820
The Act defines terms related to vocational and technical education, amends current law to remove Kansas State University - Salina College of Technology from inclusion and provides a breakdown of types of vocation institutions and requirements for Boards of Co...

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.
Community College
Act concerning early retirement incentive programs
S.B. 375
Amends existing law to include that any community college Board of Trustees may establish an early retirement incentive program for employees younger than the normal retirement age of 65 and repeals the need for a use of an actuary; establishes report requirem...

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.university real estate
2901
An Act authorizing the state board of regents to exchange and convey certain tracts of real estate located in Reily county, Kansas, for and on behalf of Kansas State University with the Kansas State University Foundation....

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Tuition rates for postsecondary students
H.B. 2821
Amends law to state that the per hour tuition rate for postsecondary students shall be fixed by each board subject to approval of the state Board of Regents. Additionally, removes calculations to determine tuition rate....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Body Armor for security departments
H.B. 338
Act amends law to include university safety and security departments in list of those to receive proceeds of firearm sales to buy body armor and those authorized to dispose of firearms....

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MISigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Payment of Interest on Educational Funds
SB 896
The Act provides that interest on the principal of any educational funds shall be computed from the time of payment or time of last computation of interest on payment to the first Monday in April of each year....

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

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MESigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Higher Education Council
S.B. 767
Establishes the Higher Education Council to develop a long-term plan for increasing the level of educational attainment in the State and to provide a unified voice for higher education....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Tuition Assistance for Foster and Adopted Children
H.B. 202
Amends existing law to specify that tuition waiver for foster and adopted children applies to undergraduate programs and may include part-time students; clarify eligibility requirements and add that out-of-state adopted student may be eligible for waiver of in...

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

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

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WVSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Amendment to an act creating a Financial Aid Coordinating Council
4534
Amendment to the code to create a financial aid coordinating council to examine and recommend strategies for coordinating various financial aid sources. Amendment requires the council to explore the feasibility of - administrating a simplified application pro...

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WAEnrolled 04/2002Postsec.Collective bargaining for University of Washington employees who are enrolled in academic programs
HB 2540
Act to promote collective bargaining for graduate teaching assistants and university employees enrolled in academic programs. Enumerates which employees can serve as a bargaining unit and lists those things outside the scope of bargaining....

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

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MNEnacted 04/2002Postsec.An act protecting service people enrolled in postsecondary institutions who are called to active service
HB 3274
Any member of the Minnesota National Guard or other reserve service branch who is enrolled in a postsecondary institution while called to active service may: withdraw without penalty from one or more courses with full tuition reimbursement, receive an incompl...

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IASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Quality Faculty Plans and Related Activities
H.B. 2394
Eliminates licensure of community college faculty and instead requires each college to develop a plan for hiring and developing quality faculty. The act specifies various components that must be part of the plan (implementation schedule, orientation for new f...

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IASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Sanctions against Defaulters of Designated Loan and Scholarship Programs
H.B. 2467
Provides for licensure sanctions against defaulters of designated loan and scholarship programs; provides that each licensing board shall establish procedures, consistent with college student aid commission provisions, for the suspension, denial, or revocation...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation
H.B. 131
The act increases the amount of bonds the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation may issue from $950,000,000 to $1,950,000.000....

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COSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Income Tax Credit for Gifts to Colorado Institute of Technology
H.B. 1059
Concerns modifications to the state income tax credit available to Colorado taxpayers who make monetary contributions to the Colorado Institute of Technology; clarifies the amount of the credit that may be claimed; requires submission of certain documentation ...

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VASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Intellectual Property Standards
H.B. 530
Directs the Research and Technology Advisory Commission to develop and adopt a statewide policy and uniform standard for the commercialization of intellectual property developed through university research....

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Tobacco Research and Development Center Established
S.B. 86
Relates to tobacco research; establishes the Tobacco Research and Development Center to be overseen by the Tobacco Research and Development Center Board; allows for expansion of the new center's research beyond tobacco into related and complementary interests;...

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MESigned into law 03/2002P-12
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H.B. 414
Directs the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine to establish a review of the doctorate level educational opportunities provided through the university's system....

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INSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.University students must be immunized for meningococcal disease
H.B. 1161
Provides that a student, before enrolling in a residential campus at a public university, must be immunized for meningococcal disease or qualify for an exemption from the immunization requirement....

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Independent College Representation on State Postsecondary Council
H.B. 191
Includes a representative of the State's independent colleges and universities as a member on the Council on Postsecondary Education; requires the member to be selected by the board of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities....

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WVSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Contracting with Private Corporations
H.B. 4322
In order to facilitate research and development grants and opportunities for state institutions of higher education, it is appropriate to authorize the governing boards to contract with private corporations organized for the purpose of providing such services ...

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LASigned into law 10/2001Postsec.Policies for Postsecondary Students Members of Uniformed Services
H.B. 13B
Provides for policies addressing academic issues of student members of uniformed services; prohibits undue penalties against student members of the uniformed services called to active service; requires the Board of Regents and the management boards of public p...

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CASigned into law 09/2001Postsec.Reports from the Postsecondary Education Commission
A.B. 1721
Requires the Postsecondary Education Commission, in carrying out its duty as the statewide postsecondary education planning and coordinating agency and adviser to the Legislature and the Governor, to conduct a study periodically of the percentages of Californi...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 08/2001Postsec.Campus Names
A.B. 1719
Chapter No.219, Specifies that the names of various campuses of the State University are the property of the State. Requires the trustees of the California State University to prescribe policies and procedures for the acquisition of services, facilities, mater...

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COSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
H.B. 1263
Establishes the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; establishes a standard degree credit hour requirement; provides for additional fees for students who exceed a certain amount of credit hours without a degree for each additional credit hour for which...

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AKSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Alaska Advantage Loan Program and the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan Program
H.B. 204
Relates to the Commission on Postsecondary Education in the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; relates to student financial aid programs and the financing of those programs; establishes the Alaska Advantage Loan Program and the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan...

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CTSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Meningitis Vaccinations of College Students
H.B. 5675
Requires meningitis vaccinations of college students living in on-campus housing....

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.
Community College
Establishment of Learning Centers by Board of Regents
S.B. 829
Authorizes the Board of Regents to establish learning centers and to provide for their operation, management, and supervision.
The Board of Regents may establish learning centers designed to develop and use consortia of existing institutions of postsecondary e...

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Creates Commission on Postsecondary Educational Attainment
S.B. 616
Resolve No. 67., (LD 1797) Creates the Blue Ribbon Commission on Postsecondary Educational Attainment....

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

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ILSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Rules for the Higher Ed. Board
H.B. 260
Amends the Board of Higher Education Act and various Acts relating to the governance of the public universities in Illinois; requires the governing board of each public university to report to the Board of Higher Education of each year the tuition and fee waiv...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Parents as Scholars Pilot Program
H.B. 1187
Sec. 31.072. PARENTS AS SCHOLARS PILOT PROGRAM. Requires the commission to establish a Parents as Scholars pilot program under which recipients of financial assistance participating in the program are allowed to fulfill applicable work or employment activitie...

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HIVetoed 05/2001P-12
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Reducing Legal Liability
S.B. 1207
Requires the University of Hawaii to reduce legal liability.

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(B) THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SHALL SUBMIT A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE CHAIRS OF THE HOUSE AND SE...

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ALSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Higher Education Governance Joint Interim Legislative Committee
S.J.R. 134
Establishes the Higher Education Governance Joint Interim Legislative Committee to study and produce innovative recommendations and action initiatives for improving the governance of higher education in the state. ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Higher Educational Facilities Financing Act
S.B. 302
2001-79., Creates Higher Educational Facilities Financing Act; creates the Higher Educational Facilities Financing Authority; provides criteria for and covenants relating to authorization of issuance of notes and revenue bonds not obligating the full faith and...

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KSSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Core indicators of quality
S.B. 10
Concerns postsecondary educational institutions; relates to the identification, selections and approval of core indicators of quality performance; preserving certain powers, duties and functions of community college boards of trustees....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Public Awareness Campaign
S.B. 573
Relates to public awareness campaign to promote the value and availability of higher education....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Transfer Credits May Substitute
H.B. 1645
Relates to the use of certain transferred freshman-level credit courses to satisfy the requirements of the Texas Academic Skills Program. Adds Subsection. Applies to an undergraduate student who transfers to an institution of higher education from an accredi...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Long-Range Planning
H.B. 1799
Requires the board to develop and periodically revise a long-range statewide plan to provide information and guidance to policy makers to ensure that institutions of higher education meet the current and future needs of each region of this state for higher edu...

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VTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Institutional Approval
S.B. 86
Increases the scope to include any institution that uses the words "college," "university" or "institute," which is intended to indicate that it offers postsecondary education; requires that the institution apply for a certificate of approval from the state bo...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Omnibus Bill
S.B. 703
Relates to higher education retirement plans; directs Higher Education Policy Commission to oversee certain private institutions; relates to student aid; provides terms for issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds; relates to employee classification system, pay gr...

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

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Institutions of higher education can exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel
S.B. 583
Amends Arkansas code 6-63-309 to allow institutions of higher education to exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel; relates to non-academic personnel; relates to non-classified personnel....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Higher Education Institutions Developing Employee Benefits Programs
H.B. 2362
Requires state agencies and institutions of higher education to develop an informational program on employee benefits....

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AZSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Exempts from the public records laws Info. about Private Givers
S.B. 1527
Exempts from the public records laws State university records such as intellectual property, donated historical materials and names and information concerning donors or potential donors to a university....

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HISigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Advertising Unaccredited Higher Ed. Institutions
H.B. 761
Exempts an accredited degree granting institution from the disclosure requirement under specified conditions.

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(B) WHERE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL FOR AN UNACCREDITED INSTITUTION CONSISTS OF AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A PERIODICAL PUBLISHED BY A PER...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Inclusion of Community Colleges Under Health and Hight Education Facilities Act
S.B. 588
Modifies the term "institution of higher education" under the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority Act (MHHEFA) to include specified community colleges; authorizes the boards of trustees of community colleges to finance or refinance the ...

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

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

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ARSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Standards for Higher Education Construction
S.B. 512
Amends code sections pertaining to Arkansas State Building Services review and approval of higher education institution capital improvements....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Higher Ed. Vehicle Restrictions
S.B. 540
Relates to motor vehicle restrictions for the various institutions of higher education....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Use of the Rising Junior Exam
H.B. 1048
Until such time as the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves other assessment processes or exams to be used by Arkansas colleges and universities, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency exam, known as the "rising junior exam," shall ...

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

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HIApproved by voters 11/2000Postsec.Autonomy for The University of Hawaii
V. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (SB 539 CD1, 2000); Amends the Hawaii State Constitution; provides the University of Hawaii with autonomy in all matters related to the University....

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.Lottery Money for Higher Ed.
A.B. 2565
Relates to public postsecondary education. Increases the percentage of lottery moneys that may be pledged under the program to the equivalent of 50% of the amount allocated in the 1996-97 fiscal year. Makes an appropriation by authorizing more funds to be depo...

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.Athletic Suspension
S.B. 338
Adds to the Donahoe Higher Education Act provisions that require a campus of the University of California or the California State University that maintains an intercollegiate athletic program, including scholarship student athletes, that must be suspended or e...

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.
Community College
Assisting Students in Transferring from Community Colleges
S.B. 1898
Requires the Student Aid Commission in collaboration with the various segments of higher education, to develop and establish a pilot program entitled "Transfer: Making it Happen," which would assist community college students who are planning to transfer to a ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.Defering Enrollment at College
A.B. 1958
Requests the University of California and requires the California State University, to require each campus in their respective systems to develop a process through which a student admitted to full-time undergraduate status may apply to defer his or her enrollm...

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.Higher Education For Veterans
A.B. 1739
Conducts in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a study concerning prescribed topics relating to educational opportunities for veterans. Requires the Commission of Higher Education to report these findings to the Governor and the appropriate ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.
Community College
State Community Colleges and Articulation Agreements
A.B. 1861
Requests the Regents of the University of California, and requires the Trustees of the California State University, to develop and maintain prescribed articulation agreements with all campuses of the California Community Colleges prior to the 2005-06 academic ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.Prohibiting Selling/Recording any Academic Presentation
A.B. 1773
Existing case law provides that in the absence of evidence of agreement to the contrary, a teacher, rather than the institution for which he or she teaches, owns the common law copyright to his or her lectures.
This bill would prohibit any business, agency, o...

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CASigned into law 07/2000Postsec.Cal Grant Guarantee Program
S.B. 1644
Enacts the Vasconcellos-Poochigan-Burton-Ortiz-Pacheco Cal Grant Guarantee Program, which would, among other things, set forth the long-term policy that first-year Cal Grant awards be granted to all applicants with eligible grade point averages....

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DESigned into law 07/2000Postsec.State Scholarship Program
H.B. 545
Relates to financial assistance for higher education; creates an annual legislative essay scholarship fund that will fund a nonrenewable scholarship to a 12th grader in each senatorial and representative district as well as 3 other scholarships to the top 3 di...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2000Postsec.Autonomy for the University of Hawaii
S.B. 539
Provides the University of Hawaii with autonomy in all matters related to the University....

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

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OKApproved by voters 07/2000Postsec.College/University Presidents
V. 3
STATE QUESTION 686 (SB 151-2000) Amends the State Constitution; relates to the State budget; allows State colleges and universities to contract with presidents for multi-year contracts; establishes a lease-financing program....

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Science/Tech Training
A.B. 2883
Authorizes the Regents of the University of California to establish 3 California Institutes for Science and Innovation for the purpose of combining technological and scientific research and training and educating future scientists and technological leaders....

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HISigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Higher Ed. Benefits Program
S.B. 3123
Establishes a post-secondary education benefits program, known as the bridge-to-hope program, for heads of households in the temporary assistance to needy families program; requires the University of Hawaii to submit a report on the expenditure of funds for th...

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COSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Basic Skills Courses and Proficiency for Postsecondary Students
H.B. 1464
Requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to adopt and the governing boards of state institutions of higher education to implement, standards and procedures whereby basic skills courses may be offered by such institutions; directs the commission to ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.
Community College
Prohibits Colleges/Universities from Political Contributions
S.B. 890
Relates to direct-support organizations; prohibits university, community college, and statewide community college direct-support organizations from making certain political contributions....

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MISigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Dual Enrollment
H.B. 5534
Provides a wider variety of options to high school pupils by encouraging and enabling students to enroll in career and technical preparation programs at eligible nonprofit postsecondary educational institutions. Provides for dual enrollment options for career ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Intellectual Property, Institutional Interest
S.B. 286
Permits the Board of Trustees of a State college or university to establish rules that describe circumstances in which an employee of that institution may solicit or may be given a financial interest in any firm, corporation, or other association to which the ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Enhances Research
H.B. 2532
Creates the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Advisory Committee (EPSCoR) to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Its purpose is, through a partnership of higher education institutions, independent research entities, industry, ...

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

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

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TNSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Intellectual Property
H.B. 2770
Pertains to the University of Tennessee; provides that copyrighted computer materials held by state institution, the university are not open to public inspection; provides that such materials produced by university employees are open to audit inspections....

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ALVetoed 05/2000Postsec.Exemptions for Competitive Bidding by Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 478
Exempts from competitive bidding the renewal of all existing contracts that do not involve the expenditure of State funds and that are made for the selection of service contractors by or on behalf of public two-year and four-year colleges and universities of t...

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

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TNSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Confidential Research Records - Procedures
H.B. 2769
Modifies certain procedures for protecting confidential research records and materials handled by higher education....

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WVSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Teacher Quality, Higher Education
S.B. 653
Relates to education and related subheadings; relates to exemption from motor vehicle and travel rules, goals for post-secondary education, retirement and separation incentives; defines terms; relates to compact with higher education, institutional compacts, p...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Intellectual Property
S.B. 1554
Relates to costs and revenues of intellectual property created by certain state universities....

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