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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Finance--Performance-Based Funding


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

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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Student Fees
H.B. 851 - Student Fees
Sections 2-4: Effective July 2014, increases the standard tuition and out-of-state fee for certain workforce education postsecondary programs and certain programs at Florida College System institutions. Eliminates provisions requiring the tuition and out-of-st...

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LASigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Outcomes-Based Funding Formula for Postsecondary Education
S.B. 337
Directs the commissioner of higher education and the president of each public postsecondary system to:
- Jointly review the postsecondary funding formula and develop an outcomes-based funding formula that adheres to specified criteria
- Solicit feedback from ...

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MOSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.Performance Funding
S.B. 492
Requires the cooperative development of a university resource allocation model that incorporates performance funding for public four-year institutions of higher education and State Technical College of Missouri. Requires performance measures include measuring ...

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COSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.Outcomes-based Funding For Higher Education
H.B. 1319
From staff summary: Changes the way Colorado allocates state funds by rewarding institutions for performance on specific metrics, and by allowing institutional governing boards to negotiate fee-for-service (FFS) contracts with the Department of Higher Educatio...

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WASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Creating Efficiencies for Higher Education Institutions
H.B. 2613
Changes the date by which four-year institutions of higher education must report on the effectiveness of financial aid in mitigating tuition increases to December 31 from August 15. Requires only institutions of higher education that increased tuition beyond l...

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SCIssued 02/2014Postsec.Accountability-Based Funding for Higher Ed
S.J.R. 266
Provides that the Commission on Higher Education and the Presidents of Public Colleges and Universities support efforts to establish accountability-based funding for public colleges and universities.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/prever/266_201...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Energy Savings Performance Contracts
S.B. 533
From fiscal note: Amends provisions regarding energy savings performance contracts and guidelines for contracts established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Requires the coordinating board to review any reports submitted by institutions of hig...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and Public Junior Colleges
H.B. 2760
Permits the higher education coordinating board and a public junior college to enter into a partnership to coordinate the management and operations of the institutions and to enhance the delivery of technical education programs statewide. Requires that such a ...

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ALPassed 04/2013Postsec.Permanent Committee on University Funding
H.R. 359
Strongly encourages the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to establish and provide support for a Permanent Committee on University Funding. Establishes membership. Charges committee with (1) developing a higher education funding formula that incorporates ...

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WASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Concerning Higher Education Operating Efficiencies.
H.B. 1736
Requires the office of financial management to report to the governor and the higher education committees of the legislature recommendations for coordinating and streamlining reporting, and promoting the most efficient use of state resources at institutions of...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec."Best Value" Policies for Awarding of UC and CCC Contracts
S.B. 1280
From final bill analysis: Until January 1, 2018, authorizes a California Community College (CCC) district and the University of California (UC) to let any contract for expenditures greater than $50,000 and $100,000, respectively for the purchase of supplies an...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.University of California Funding Contingent on Achieving Enrollment Goal
S.B. 1028 - University of California Funding Contingent on Achieving Enrollment Goal
From bill summary: The Budget Act of 2012 appropriated $2,053,750,000 for the support of the University of California. This bill requires the University of California, as a condition of receipt of those funds, to report to the legislature by May 1, 2013, on wh...

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PASigned into law 07/2012Postsec.Cooperative Use of Supplies and Services.
S.B. 1322
Establishes a new subsection to permit the State System of Higher Education to enter into an agreement with any entity for the cooperative use of supplies and services. Requires all purchases and agreements made pursuant to the subsection to be the result of c...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
Continuous Improvement in Undergraduate Courses
S.F. 2284 -- Division VII
Directs the State Board of Regents to develop a program for implementing continuous improvement methodologies in every undergraduate course offered by the Regents universities. Continuous improvement plans are to be implemented in the fall semester of 2013 for...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Performance Funding for State Universities
H.B. 7135 - Performance Funding for State Universities
For the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 fiscal years, directs the board of governors to review and rank each state university that applies for performance funding based on a formula that bases (1) 25% of a university's score on the percentage of employed graduates who...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Consortia and Cooperative Agreements
H.B. 5201 - Consortia and Cooperative Agreements
Directs each board of trustees of a Florida College System institution to use purchasing agreements and state term contracts or enter into consortia and cooperative agreements to maximize purchasing power for goods and services. Provides a consortium may be st...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Performance-Based Funding
H.B. 1503
Directs the board of higher education to form a broad-based group of individuals representing specified stakeholders to devise a system for allocating state funding to public postsecondary institutions based upon performance related to student success and cert...

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

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

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Student Success-Based Funding
H.B. 9
Requires that the higher education coordinating board's funding policies emphasize an alignment with education goals established by the board. Establishes requirements regarding the composition of committees employed by the board in establishing and reviewing ...

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

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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Study of Funding Higher Education
S.B. 374
This bill creates the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education. Establishes the composition of the committee. Directs the committee to study specified issues, including: (1) Compare the method of funding higher education in Nevada with the methods us...

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ILAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Reduction in Energy and Water Consumption at Public Universities
H.R. 120
Resolves that each public university report to the general assembly by January 2012 on its efforts regarding use of energy and water at its facilities, and have a target goal of reducing its expense footprint for
power, gas and water consumption by at least 15...

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

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

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

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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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CASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Lowering Instruction and Administration Costs, Meeting Enrollment Goals
S.B. 70 - Sec. 59 and 60
From bill summary:
Requires the Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University, in implementing reductions contained in the Budget Act of 2011, to minimize fee and enrollment impacts
on students by targeting action...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Mission Based Funding
S.B. 97
Requires the board of regents to include the mission of each institution in the master plan for higher education. Requires the board of regents' combined budget recommendation to include (i) employee compensation; (ii) mandatory costs, including building opera...

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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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TXIssued 09/2009Postsec.Higher Education Cost Efficiencies
E.O. RP73
Directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in cooperation with Texas public institutions of higher education, to undertake a comprehensive review of opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies, including:
--State funding based on student course c...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Cost-Savings and Electronic Textbooks
H.B. 4149
Directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to identify achievable cost-saving measures at public institutions of higher education. Directs the board to report the results of the study by January 31, 2011 to the governor and lieutenant governor, and ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Postsecondary incentive funding
H.B. 2325
Improves retention and graduation rates at public colleges and universities by providing a mechanism to distribute incentive funding for improved student outcomes.
Requires Higher Education Coordinating Board to design the measurement and mechanism by July 1, ...

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