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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges


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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
PASigned into law 07/2014Community CollegeFnancial program and Reimbursement of Payments
S.B. 874
Provides that the local sponsor of a community college that meets certain criteria may negotiate the amount it contributes on behalf of the community college's annual operating and capital expenses.
The specific criteria the community college must meet to nego...

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CASigned into law 06/2014Community CollegeCommunity College Transportation Fees
A.B. 2445
From bill summary: Specifies that a community college district is authorized to enter into a contract for certain transportation services if a majority of the students of that district, or campus of that district, as appropriate, approve the payment of the fee...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014Community CollegeMoratorium on Approval of Baccalaureate Programs at FCS Institutions
H.B. 5101 - Moratorium on Approval of Baccalaureate Programs at FCS Institutions
Section 3: Prohibits the state board from approving Florida College System institution baccalaureate degree program proposals from March 31, 2014 through May 31, 2015. Page 7 of 64: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h5101e...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
Technical and Vocational Education Program
H.B. 278
Section 30. Increases the employee contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Program account from .15 percent to .16 percent.

Section 31. Extends the program sunset date from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2017. Removes the University of Alaska South...

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GATo governor 04/2014Postsec.Zell Miller/HOPE Scholarships
H.B. 697
Revises eligibility requirements and the amount for HOPE and Zell Miller grants. Zell Miller Grant Scholars will be awarded funding in addition to the HOPE grant to meet the cost for programs with exceptional tuition rates. Amends the powers and duties of the ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014Community CollegeCommunity College Residency Requirements
H.B. 2005
Modifies existing laws so that if residents of a county attend a community college district in a county where they are not residents, the resident county must reimburse the community college district for certain costs. Removes the requirement that residents of...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014Community CollegeAppointment of Interim President to a Two-Year College
H.B. 472
Authorizes the Chancellor of Postsecondary Education Department, subject to state board rules and procedures, to appoint an interim president to any two-year school or college under the state board's auspices for such terms as the chancellor determines to be i...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Public Postsecondary Technical Institutes
H.B. 1142
Enhances the support for public postsecondary technical institutes by allowing the governing body of a municipality or county to contribute money from the general fund and/or the capital outlay fund to provide general operating and capital support to any posts...

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WASigned into law 03/2014Community CollegeCommunity Colleges Honorary Bachelor Degrees
H.B. 2398
Authorizes the board of trustees of a community college, if it is authorized to award baccalaureate degrees, to confer honorary bachelor of applied science degrees.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/2398.P...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Community CollegeStudy Tuition-free Community College
S.B. 1524
Directs the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to examine viability of a program allowing students who graduated from high school in the state to attend community college for specified period
without paying tuition and fees. Requires HECC to cons...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Community CollegeGrants to Community Colleges
H.B. 4116
Directs the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to jointly establish grant program to distribute moneys to community colleges to increase number of underserved, low-income and first-genera...

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COSigned into law 02/2014Postsec.Community College Four-year Programs
S.B. 4
Permits the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to establish technical, career, and workforce development bachelor of applied science degree programs at state-supported community colleges. Modifies the role and mission of Western Stat...

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IDSigned into law 02/2014Community CollegeCommunity College Account
H.B. 362
Provides that disbursement of liquor funds to the community colleges will be authorized by the State Board of Education instead of the Liquor Division.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/H0362.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2013Community CollegeStudent Representation Fee
A.B. 1358
From bill summary: Existing law authorizes the governing body of a student body association to order an election be held to establish a student representation fee of $1 per semester, with 2/3 of students approving the fee.

New provisions authorize the electi...

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CASigned into law 10/2013Community CollegeIntersession Extension Programs at Community Colleges
A.B. 955
Primarily from bill summary: Until January 1, 2018, authorizes community college districts to establish and maintain extension programs to offer credit courses during summer and winter intersessions at specified community college campuses. Requires such course...

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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Authority over Oregon Community Colleges
H.B. 3120 (Section 4)
Shifts oversight, rulemaking, and policy making authority over community colleges from the state board of education to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Directs that a governing board of a community college district to identify educational ...

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CASigned into law 08/2013Community CollegeStudent Members of Community College District Governing Boards
A.B. 1030
From legislative counsel's digest: Provides that if the seat of a student member of a community college district governing board becomes vacant during his/her term, the governing board may authorize the officers of student body associations at each community c...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12
Community College
Community Colleges
S.B. 402
Sections 10.4(b) through 10.4(d) authorize community colleges to teach technical education, health care, developmental education, and STEM-related courses at any time during the year, including the summer term. Student membership hours from these courses must ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeStudy Approval Process for Multicampus Centers
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Community Colleges to develop a process for approval of multicampus centers and report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by January 1, 2014, on its plan for a multicampus approval process and any statutory change...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.STEM Funding for Community Colleges
H.B. 2265
Renames the Capital Outlay Fund to the STEM and Workforce Programs Fund. Defines allowable STEM fund expenditures to include: business and educational institute partnerships; additional faculty for the expansion of course offerings; student services for the ex...

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Community CollegeMaximum Number of Credits Required for an Associate's Degree
S.B. 497
Provides that to earn an associate's degree, a student may not be required by an institution of higher education to complete more than the minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools unles...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Tuition for Certain Students Residing Outside of a Junior College District.
H.B. 2448
Requires the governing board of a public junior college district that includes at least 6 campuses to allow a person who resides outside the district, in the taxing district of a contiguous public junior college district, and in an area designated as a super n...

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

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NESigned into law 06/2013Community CollegeAmends Statewide Coordination of Community College Boards
L.B. 211
Deletes the requirement that community colleges be represented as members of associations. Requires the Nebraska Community College Student Performance and Occupational Education Grant Committee to develop guidelines for aid or grants to the community colleges ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary - Four-Year/Community College Transfers
S.B. 740
Directs the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to develop and implement a statewide transfer agreement whereby at least 60 credits earned at a community college toward an associate's degree must be transferrable to any public four-year higher educatio...

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NESigned into law 03/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Board Members
L.B. 135
Provides that no member of a community college board of governors is to be employed by the community college area for
which he or she serves as a board member.
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB135.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2013Community CollegeMental Health Referral
H.B. 2322/S.B. 1078
Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to develop a mental health referral policy that would require community colleges to designate at least one individual at each college to serve as a point of contact with an emergency services system clinician at ...

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MTSigned into law 02/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Funding
H.B. 25
Revises the community college state appropriation calculation to eliminate duplicate funding (by both levies and state appropriations) in excess of the 2012 mill levy levels.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/billpdf/HB0025.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2013Postsec.
Community College
Community College Facilities
S.B. 4
Assists community and technical colleges in acquiring capital funding. Specifies procedures for instituting millage elections. Makes technical changes to law.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=sb4...

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ILSigned into law 02/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Funding
H.B. 1864
Provides that as of July 1, 2013, a community college district eligible to receive an equalization grant must maintain a minimum required combined in-district tuition and universal fee rate per semester credit hour equal to 70% (instead of 85%) of the state-av...

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MISigned into law 12/2012Community CollegeCommunity Colleges Baccalaureate Degrees
H.B. 4496
Permits community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees in cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology, or culinary arts.

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billconcurred/House/pdf/2011-HCB-4496.pdf...

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

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ILSigned into law 08/2012Community CollegeIllinois Community College Board Membership
S.B. 3428
Provides that one of the 11 gubernatorally-appointed members of the Illinois Community College Board, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, must be the president of a public community
college, the chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago (Community C...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012Community CollegeBids for Contracts and Community College Grants, Gifts, and Bequests
S.B. 3635
Provides that certain statutory provisions regarding bids for contracts do not prevent a community college from complying with the terms and conditions of a grant, gift, or bequest that calls for the procurement of a particular good or service, provided that t...

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CASigned into law 06/2012Community CollegeCommunity College Funding Boost If Tax Increase Approved
S.B. 1016 - Community College Funding Boost If Tax Increase Approved
From section 69 of bill summary: Requires that, if the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 is approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, and all of the provisions of that act that modify personal income tax r...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2012Community CollegeComm. Colleges Opt Out of Fed'l Loan Program
H.B. 7
Permits a community college to refrain from participating in a federal direct loan program that students can use to borrow money. Vetoed by governor, overriden by legislature. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H7v0.pdf...

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

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

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Community College
Postsec.
Foreign Language in Associate Degree Programs
H.B. 7135 - Foreign Language in Associate Degree Programs
Requires students seeking an associate of arts degree to demonstrate competency in a foreign language.
Page 18 of 31: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7135er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=7135&Session=2012...

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ILAdopted 04/2012Postsec.Approval of New Units of Instruction, Research and Public Service at Public Institutions
23 IL ADC 1050.10, 20, 30
This rule guides the reviews of (a) applications for new degree programs at public universities and community colleges and (b) proposals from public universities to establish new research and public service centers. This rule also requires the institutional re...

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

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PASigned into law 04/2012Community CollegeState Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act
S.B. 560
Establishes State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program. Allows each member of the Assembly to establish a state military college selection committee. Sets minimum qualifications for applicant selection.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOC...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals
H.B. 53
Adds a reason that any resident of the state who is out of the workforce by reason of total and permanent disability who enrolls at a community college in a class that has at least 10 regularly enrolled students can be exempt from payment of tuition: for conti...

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

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NESigned into law 02/2012Postsec.
Community College
Community College Aid Act
L.B. 946
Enacts the Community College Aid Act. Specifies distribution of state aid appropriations among the six community college areas for 2013-14 and future fiscal years. Amends provisions relating to maximum property tax levy rates authorized to be levied by communi...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Community College
Postsec.
Community College Governing Board Elections
A.B. 684
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to change election systems in accordance with the provisions of this bill and the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, subject to approval by the Board of Governors of the Calif...

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

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PAAdopted 07/2011Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Access in Rural Communities
S.R. 147
A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to examine the Commonwealth's programs for post-secondary education in Commonwealth rural communities and to make recommendations for improving the delivery of open admissions and affordable, ...

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CASigned into law 06/2011Community College
Postsec.
Out-of-State Absence of Community College District Governing Board Members
A.B. 334
Makes provisions prohibiting the out-of-state absence of a local school board member (with exceptions for illness, military service, etc.) applicable to a member of a community college district governing board member. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/a...

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

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Establishes the State Board of Proprietary Schools
S.B. 685
Establishes the State Board of Proprietary Schools in the North Carolina Community Colleges System Office. Provides that the State Board of Proprietary Schools has the authority to recommend for adoption and to administer all policies, regulations, and standa...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Common Core State Standards/Remediation/Vocational, Career Courses
S.B. 479
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to continue to participate in the development of the Common Core State Standards in conjunction with the consortium of other states, review all national assessments developed by both multistate consortia, and implemen...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Community College
Postsec.
Training for Members of Public Junior College District Governing Boards
H.B. 1206
Requires training for all members of governing boards of public junior college districts, not only appointed members. Requires topics of such training to additionally include information about best practices in campus financial management, financial ratio anal...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Community College
Postsec.
Information Resources Management Act and Junior Colleges/Junior College Districts
H.B. 1495
Clarifies that the Information Resources Management Act does not apply to public junior colleges and public junior college districts. Provides certain exceptions.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB01495F.pdf#navpanes=0
Infor...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011Community CollegeCommunity College Credit for Military Education/Training
S.B. 275
Directs the board of each community college district, in consultation with the department of veterans' affairs, to develop standards for the district to award credit for education and training obtained during service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Requires the comm...

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

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

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

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NHSigned into law 05/2011Community College
Postsec.
Closure of Community Colleges/Regional Academic Centers
H.B. 69
Authorizes the community college system of New Hampshire board of trustees to render a final decision on the closure of any college or regional academic center within the community college system.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0069.html...

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

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IASigned into law 04/2011P-12
Community College
Postsec.
District-to-Community College Program and Facilities Pilot Program
S.F. 424
Establishes district-to-community college program and facilities sharing pilot program. Authorizes a consortium of four or more districts and a community college to request approval to participate. Sets parameters and timeliness.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia....

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

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NCVetoed 04/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges Opt Out Of Participation In Federal Direct Loan Program
H.B. 7
Allows community colleges to opt out of participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
Govenor's Veto Message: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/NewsItems/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemID=1803
Bill text: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions...

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IASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.
Community College
Community College Duties and Operations
S.F. 470
Oversight/governance moves from state board for community colleges to the state board of education. Requires statewide summary of fiscal data reported. Modifies instructional workload standards.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/84/external/govbills/SF47...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Florida College System Institution
S.B. 946
Substitutes the term ''Florida College System Institution" for the terms ''Florida college," ''community college," and ''junior college" where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code. http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-005.pdf...

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NESigned into law 02/2011Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of State Aid to Community College Areas
L.B. 59
Does not impact the level of funding appropriated for state aid to community college areas but does specify the distribution of state aid among the six community college areas for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Fi...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Community College
Postsec.
Improving Student Success in Community Colleges
S.B. 1143
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California Community Colleges. Directs the board of governors to establish a taskforce to examine best practices in the c...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Community College
Postsec.
Common Assessment, Data Warehouse and Web Portal
A.B. 2682
Requires the board of governors of the California Community Colleges to establish a pilot project that seeks to create a centrally delivered system of student assessment to be used as one of multiple measures for community college placement and advisement. Pro...

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MISigned into law 09/2010Postsec.
Community College
Statewide P-20 Longitudinal Data System/Community Colleges Role
S.B. 1151 - Sec. 405
Requires community colleges receiving funds under this appropriations bill to cooperate with the state to comply with the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, requiring the establishment of a statewide P-20 longit...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Reporting by California Community Colleges
A.B. 1713
From bill analysis: Authorizes the California Community Colleges (CCC) to consolidate annual reports on concurrent enrollment and special admits into a single report and changes the due date from November 1 to March 1. Changes the due date from May 1 to July 1...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010P-12
Postsec.
Florida College System Institution
HB 7037 - Sec 21
Directs the Division of Statutory Revision of the Office of Legislative Services to substitute the term "Florida College System institution" for the terms "Florida college," "community college," and "junior college" where those terms appear in the Florida K-20...

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

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CTSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Alignment of Postsecondary Education and Employment in the Green Industry
H.B. 5164
Requires higher education institutions in Connecticut to publicize green technology initiatives in higher education and to collaborate in furthering these initiatives; requires the department of higher education (DHE), in consultation with the department of ed...

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KSSigned into law 05/2010Community College
Postsec.
Regulation of Technical Colleges
S.B. 131
Amends Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act. Requires each institution to notify the State Board of Regents about the existence of a branch campus in the state; includes new definitions of regulated institutions; relates to the p...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Online Access to Financial Data
H.B. 2282
Relates to a comprehensive database of receipts and expenditures of state monies; relates to an official internet website that is electronically searchable by the public at no cost; provides for cross-linked expenditures associated with contracts or subcontrac...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Community College Capital Projects
H.B. 1044/S.B. 234
Requires that community college capital projects that receive state funds comply with the state's High Performance Building Act; Allows community colleges to apply for waivers from this requirement under existing waiver procedures; Takes effect July 1, 2010, a...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010Community College
Postsec.
Dual Enrollment
H.B. 2040
Changes various community college reporting requirements relating to dual enrollment programs. Changes the dual enrollment reporting requirements from being submitted annually to only in odd-numbered calendar years. Removes the following community college annu...

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NESigned into law 04/2010Community College
Postsec.
Community College Funding
L.B. 1072
Terminates the current funding formula and dissolves the Nebraska Community College Association on June 30, 2011. The six community college presidents will work together to develop a new funding formula and reorganize a community college association.
http://ww...

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COSigned into law 04/2010Community College
Postsec.
Baccalaureate Degrees at Two-year Colleges
S.B. 101
Authorizes Colorado mountain college to offer baccalaureate degrees that address the needs of the communities within its service area.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/45C7C63C518F2BAF872576A80026AF4E?open&file=101_enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 04/2010Community College
Postsec.

S.B. 88
Authorizes community colleges and junior colleges to offer 2-year degree programs with academic designation; provides a community college must submit the degree program designation for a review and approval by the state board for community colleges and occupat...

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MESigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Amends the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program
H.B. 899
Amends the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program; amends the definition of accredited Maine junior college, college or university to include that the institution must have regional accreditation; relates to financial aid, educational cost of liv...

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VASigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Uniform Certificate of General Studies
H.B. 1066
Requires the development of a uniform certificate of general studies program by the State Council of Higher Education, in consultation with the Community College System, to be offered at each community college.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+f...

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

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
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Automatic Approval of Academic and Career Technical/Workforce Associate Degree Programs
19 TAC 1.9.E.9.92, .93, .95
Permits automatic higher education coordinating board approval of new academic and career technical/workforce associate degree programs, provided certain criteria are met, including that the institution can certify that, among other indicators:
(1) The progra...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
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Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges
19 TAC 1.9.A.9.1
Adds definitions for the following terms pertaining to higher education coordinating board approval of new academic and career technical/workforce associate degree and certificate programs: "academic degree"; "applied associate degree"; "career technical/workf...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
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Associate Degree Programs
19 TAC 1.9.J.9.184 -.186
Repeals existing rules and establishes new rules concerning Academic Associate Degree and Certificate Programs. Establishes approval criteria for new academic associate degree programs and permits colleges to award an academic certificate to students who succe...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
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Board Review of Purpose, Role and Mission Statements
19 TAC 1.9.C.9.55
Repeals 19 TAC §9.55 regarding the higher education coordinating board review of purpose, role and mission statements at public community colleges as a component of the institutional effectiveness evaluation review process. The November 20, 2009 Texas Register...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
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Associate Degree Programs
19 TAC 1.9.J.9.181, .183
Amends rules related to associate degree programs. Amendment to Section 9.181 clarifies that rules apply not only to public community colleges, but also Texas State Technical College-Harlingen, and the Lamar State Colleges. Amendment to Section 9.183 adds lang...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Community College
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Community College Enrollment for Previously Expelled Students
A.B. 1400
Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to either deny enrollment, permit enrollment or permit conditional enrollment to any individual who has been expelled from a community college within the preceding 10 years for certain offenses, or...

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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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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development Grant Program
S.B. 1883
Requires the board of higher education to implement the Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development Grant Program to help deliver upper-division courses and bachelor's degree programs offered by colleges and universities at a location geographically conveni...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Community College
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Community College Officers of the Peace
H.B. 2253
Repeals and rewrites provisions related to the appointment, duties and training of law enforcement officer and non-law enforcement officer members of the community college district police department or department of public safety. http://www.ilga.gov/legislati...

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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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OHSigned into law 07/2009Community College
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Using "Success Points" in Funding Community Colleges
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(C) and 371.20.80(D)(1)
Section 371.20.95(C): Directs the chancellor, in consultation with representatives of state community colleges, to conduct a study on the use of "success points" in allocating appropriations to community colleges in FY 2011. Requires the study to identify "suc...

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AZVetoed 07/2009Community College
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Finance
H.B. 2649
Repeals the delayed effective date relating to the elimination of the hold harmless condition for community college operating state aid and the changes to the threshold requirements for growth funding; restores the State Board of Regents's total lease-to-own a...

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

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

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Community College
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Bonded indebtedness
H.B. 3116
Allows Blue Mountain Community College District, Columbia Gorge Community College District, Southwestern Oregon Community College District, and Rogue Community College District to incur bonded indebtedness for benefit of districts upon approval of voters in di...

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FLSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Designates the Division of Florida Colleges as a division of the Department of Education
S.B. 2682
The bill implements some of the recommendations of the Florida College System Task Force and the State College Pilot Project. In particular, the bill:

1. Renames the Division of Community Colleges within the Department of Education as the Division of Florida ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Additional Purchasing Flexibility for Community Colleges
H.B. 490
Grants additional purchasing flexibility to community colleges by permitting purchase of an item that is neither available under State term contracts nor substantially similar to an item available under State term contracts; directs the State Board of Communit...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Community College
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Junior College District Employees
H.B. 1568
Authorizes the governing board of a junior college district to exempt a district employee from all or a portion of student tuition and fees. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB01568F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Charter Schools Run by Two-Years
H.B. 1423
Allows public junior colleges (two-year institutions) to be granted charters to operate open-enrollment charter schools, including on the junior college campus. Specifies criteria junior college must meet to be granted a charter, including that the charter's e...

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

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
Community Colleges May Offer Noncredit Safe Driving Courses to High School Students
H.B. 391
Authorizes community colleges to offer noncredit courses in safe driving to high school students on a self-supporting basis during the academic year or the
summer. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/H391v5.pdf...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2009Community College
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Joint Interim Legislative Study Committee to Assess the Two-year College System
H.J.R. 878
Creates the Joint Interim Legislative Study Committee to Assess the Two-year College System. Directs the committee to make an assessment of the two-year college system and all entities within the purview of the department of postsecondary education, its govern...

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NESigned into law 04/2009Community College
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Requires Reporting of Study Findings
L.B. 340
From the Fiscal Note: Requires the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education to report findings of a study relating to the Nebraska community college system to the Legislature on or before December 15, 2009. Specific elements to be addressed by the s...

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KSSigned into law 04/2009Community College
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Community Colleges
S.B. 11
Concerns postsecondary institutions; relates to community colleges and the powers and duties thereof; relates to a service area as designated geographic areas of the state established pursuant to agreement of the presidents of the community colleges and adopte...

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WVAdopted 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
Title 135, Series 49
Provides rules from The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College regarding an accountability system for public higher education in the state. Relates to the development of statewide master plans, the process of entering into state and institut...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Community College
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Child Care Services for Eligible Students in Two-Year Colleges
S.B. 963
Provides child care services for Temporary Assistance to Needy Family Program recipients enrolled in day or evening classes in a two-year college.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1485.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2009Community College
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Pilot Grants for Open Education Resources
S.B. 1173
Requires the State Board for Community Colleges, in consultation with the Department of Education and the State Council of Higher Education, to develop a competitive grant pilot program to provide grants to community colleges to establish open education resour...

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ORSigned into law 03/2009Community College
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Community college maintenance
H.B. 5034
Extends the limitation of use of bond proceeds for community college districts for deferred maintenance, capital renewal, code compliance and safety projects; approval the proposed sale of the Dallas Armory and land upon which it is situated; decreases certain...

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WYVetoed 03/2009Community College
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Community college facilities
H.B. 114
Relates to community colleges; establishes a statewide college system operations and facility funding mechanism based upon a prescribed system wide strategic planning process attaching state funding to state interests; provides for system operational budgeting...

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VASigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Open Education Resources
H.B. 1940
Requires the State Board for Community Colleges, in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to develop a competitive grant pilot program to provide grants to community colleges to establish...

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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
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Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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

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

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

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CAVetoed 09/2008Community College
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Grade changing policies
A.B. 1754
Requires the Chancellor of the State Community Colleges to distribute a pre-existing model grade changing policy updated in 2008 to each community college district. Provides that the Legislature encourages the community college districts to establish grade cha...

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CAVetoed 09/2008Community College
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Articulation
S.B. 1585
Requires the Chancellor of State Community Colleges to establish an Improve Transfer Success Pilot Program to increase the number of transfer-declared students who begin in basic skills courses that are below transferable coursework and successfully progress t...

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AZIssued 09/2008P-12
Community College
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State Community College Council
Exec. Order 2008-27
Creates the State Community College Council; concerns support of a seamless education system and collaboration with other educational entities; concerns revisions to higher education funding mechanisms; concerns transfer and articulation of community college c...

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

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COApproved by voters 08/2008Community College
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Gaming Funds for Community Colleges
Amendment 50
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution concerning limited gaming; allows voters in Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek to vote on extending casino hours of operation, approved games and maximum single bets; provides for distributions from the Limite...

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CASigned into law 07/2008Community College
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Community college
A.B. 591
Requires that any person who is employed to teach adult or community college classes for a specified percentage of the hours constituting a full-time assignment for regular employees having comparable duties, excluding substitute service, be classified as a te...

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CAVetoed 07/2008Community College
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Finance Performance Audit
A.B. 125
Authorizes the performance audit of a school or community college district to ensure that bond funds have been expended only on the specific projects authorized, to include reviews of the compliance of the district with its bond ballot language and certain cos...

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

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MOSigned into law 06/2008Community College
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Community colleges
H.B. 1869
Instructs the Revisor of Statutes to change all references of the term junior college to community college in the Revised Statutes of the State.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills081/bills/hb1869.htm


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GASigned into law 05/2008Community College
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Technical College System of Georgia
S.B. 435
Changes the name of the Department of Technical and Adult Education to the Technical College System of Georgia. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/sb435.pdf...

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

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NESigned into law 04/2008Community College
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Community College Funding
L.B. 973
Changes provisions governing distribution of state aid among Nebraska's six community college areas. The total level of state aid appropriated for community college area aid would not be directly impacted. Such appropriations would remain at the discretion of ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008Community College
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Community College Capital Construction Projects
H.B. 81
Increases the amount on new capital construction projects that the community college commission may approve from $50,000 to $100,000. The definition of "new capital construction project" was amended to include previously approved and uncompleted projects which...

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NMSigned into law 02/2008P-12
Community College
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Community College and School District Elections
H.B. 249
Relates to elections; allows community college elections to be held in conjunction with school district elections.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/08%20Regular/final/HB0249.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Community College
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community college finance
A.B. 1368
Authorizes a school district or community college district to issue notes that mature within a period not to exceed a specified number of years. Reinstates the prohibition on the fiscal officer of such districts issuing a renewal note that would have a maturit...

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CASigned into law 09/2007Community College
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community college
A.B. 668
Enacts the Community College Student Federal and State Financial Aid Opportunity Act. Expresses various findings and declarations of the Legislature relating to the use of the Pell Grant program by students of Community Colleges. Requires the Community College...

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ORIssued 08/2007Community College
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Community College Support Fund
Executive Order 07-12
Establishes a new process for calculating the Essential Budget Level for the community college support fund. The process will provide a more accurate picture of resources necessary to fully support community colleges in Oregon.
http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/p...

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

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

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

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Energy Efficiency Improvements
H.B. 177
Authorizes community college boards to secure loans under the Energy Improvement Loan Program for projects that include energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems including improvements to HVAC systems, energy management controls, high efficie...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Surcharge
S.B. 1065
Authorizes community colleges to implement a tuition surcharge surcharge of up to 33 1/3% of the statewide tuition rate to fund a new instructional program that is necessary to attract industry to the area, and to use the proceeds of an endowed scholarship, co...

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NHSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Establishment of Community College System
S.B. 82
Eliminates the department of regional community- technical colleges and establishes the Community College System of New Hampshire.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/SB0082.html...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Community College Performance Standards
H.B. 642
Amends the law relating to community college performance standards. Provides that the state board may withhold funds from a college that may qualify as an exceptional institution while the college is under investigation by a state or federal agency or if its p...

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ORAdopted 07/2007Community College
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Career Pathways Certificate
OAR 589-006-0050
Defines "Career Pathways Certificate" as a form of certificate awarded by a community college for meeting specific technical skill proficiency requirements that meet an employment need. Career Pathways Certificates pertain to a grouping of 12 to 44 credits tha...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Pennsylvania Technical College Program
H.B. 842 -- Article XIX-F
This section of H.B. 842 establishes the Pennsylvania Technical College Program as a competititve grant program (to the extent that funds appropriated can support) to prepare students in educationally underserved areas for high-demand occupations that requrie ...

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NESigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Community College Foundation and Equalization Aid Act
L.B. 342
Adopts the community college foundation and equalization aid act to be used to provide state aid to community college areas. Amends provisions governing the six areas' property tax levying authority, specifies data elements to be utilized in the computation of...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Offering BA Degrees at Community Colleges
H.B. 2198
Removes the pilot status of several community colleges that offer limited baccalaureate degrees in applied science and technology and makes granting of baccalaureate
degrees in applied science and technology at these schools permanent. This bill also authorize...

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AZSigned into law 04/2007Community College
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Community College Finance
H.B. 2193
Concerns provisional community college districts and aid; provides for continuation. (Chapter No. 13)
Removes wording eliminating the districts as of July 1, 2009




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

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

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SDSigned into law 03/2007Community College
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Technical Institute Task Force
H.B. 1279
Creates the Technical Institute task force to study permanent funding options for the state technical institutes; provides for its composition; makes an appropriation; declares an emergency.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/HB1279enr.pdf...

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SDVetoed 03/2007Community College
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State Board of Technical Institutes
S.B. 95
Establishes a State Board of Technical Institutes, to provide for its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and to provide for the transfer of authority over public postsecondary technical education from the Department of Education to the State Board of Techni...

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VASigned into law 02/2007Community College
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Community College In-State Tuition
S.B. 755, H.B. 2114
Requires the governing board of the Virginia Community College System to grant in-state tuition to any person enrolled in one of the System's institutions who lives out of state, but within a 30-mile radius of a Virginia community college, provided that person...

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VASigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Reporting Community College Students at Higher Ed. Inst.
H.B. 2408
Requires the state Council of Higher Education to submit an annual report to the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Education specifying the total number of transfer students each institution of higher education admitted, enrol...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12
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Community College Tax Expenditures
S.B. 58
Allows additional mills or taxes approved on or after April 1, 2007 to be used for the regular support and operation and for
the capital outlay needs of a community college, including facility repair, maintenance, construction and renovation needs. http://leg...

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CAVetoed 09/2006Community College
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Community College Personnel Director Reviews
A.B. 2633
Requires the personnel commission of school and community college districts to make a biennial performance evaluation of and to determine the compensation for the personnel director. Authorizes such commission to impose discipline upon the director if cause ha...

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CAVetoed 09/2006Community College
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Community College Tuition
A.B. 473
Deletes the exemption of students who enroll for 6 or fewer units from the requirement to pay a nonresident tuition fee at a community college. Extends the exemption of the eligible students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to the 2006-07 fiscal year. Provides t...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Dual Enrollment and Exit Exams
S.B. 1303
Relates to prohibiting a principal from recommending, for any particular grade level, for community college summer session attendance, more than 5% of the total number of pupils who completed that grade prior to the time of recommendation. Exempts a pupil reco...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12
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S.B. 1133
Revises minimum state educational funding procedure for school districts and community college districts. Enacts the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006, which would authorize school districts and other local educational agencies to apply to receive fundi...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Community College Early Assessment Pilot Program
S.B. 1563
Establishes the Community College Early Assessment Pilot Program for the purpose of providing high school pupils with an indicator of their readiness for transfer level English and mathematics at the end of grade 11 and allowing high schools to work with pupil...

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CASigned into law 09/2006Community College
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Community College Workforce Development Program
S.B. 1552
Delays the repeal date of the Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. Adds to the program a provision requiring the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to contract for an independent performance evaluation of the program.
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CASigned into law 08/2006Community College
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Community College Finance System
S.B. 361
Establishes a new community college funding system. Requires the Board of Governors of Community Colleges to develop criteria and standards to effectuate the system in accordance with prescribed statewide minimum requirements. Requires an assessment of the imp...

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WYRule Adoption 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Residency Requirements In-state Tuition Community Colleges
Chapter 3, 5
Extends residency for purposes of in-state tuition eligibility at community colleges for immigrants and certain nonimmigrants and their dependents who possess a valid visa from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with a classification of Temporary Wo...

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CASigned into law 08/2006Community College
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Community College Course Credits
A.B. 1943
Expresses legislative intent with respect to allowing community college districts to offer credit courses that are not part of an approved educational program without prior approval by the board of governors. Requires the Chancellor of the Community Colleges t...

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

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IAAdopted 07/2006Community College
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Community College Accreditation
IAC 281-Chapter 24, 281-24.1(260C) through 281- 24.4(260C), 24.4(1)through 24.4(5), 281-24,5(260C), 24.5(1) through 24.5(4), 281-24.6(260C),24.6(1) through 24.6(4)
Relates to the evaluation of the colleges' institutional effectiveness in a framework of CQI standards and benchmarks. Creates a new chapter 24 with a discrete set of regulations for accreditation and aligns the state accreditation process more closely with th...

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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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AZOn 11/07/2006 Ballot. 06/2006Community College
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Community College Funding Ballot Initiative
V. 2 (Prop. 2056)
(PROPOSITION HCR 2056-2006) Amends the State Constitution; relates to local property tax levies and community college districts; provides a limitation on annual increases in local ad valorem tax levies; relates to the 2006 Taxpayer Protection Act; provides tha...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Community College
Identifying Quality Instructional Centers at Community Colleges
S.B. 2272 - Section 18
Deletes provision requiring the director of the department of education to develop an application and review process for the identification of quality instructional centers at community colleges (section 256.9, subsection 40). Program identification criteria w...

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

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

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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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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
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Community College Grants for English Language Learners
S.B. 575
Increases the total amount of grants that may be distributed to specified community colleges in order to provide instruction and services to specified students enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages programs from $ 2,500,000 per fiscal year to $ 6...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
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Grant Program for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1681
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish and administer a grant program for supplemental services and supports for students with disabilities in community colleges; provides for the purpose of the grant program; requires the Commission, i...

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MDVetoed 04/2006Community College
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Baltimore Community College Presidential Responsibilities
H.B. 693; S.B. 501
Alters the title of the head of the Community College of Baltimore County; provides that the President of the Community College of Baltimore County is responsible for the administration and supervision of the administrators of the campuses of the community col...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
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Funding for Community Colleges
H.B. 533; SB 357
Alters the Senator John A. Cade Funding Formula for community colleges to allow colleges that are no longer eligible for funding under the size factor component to receive a specified percentage of funding for a specified number of fiscal years.
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ILAdopted 02/2006Community College
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Interdistrict Cooperative Agreements
23 IAC 1501.307
Expands the rules for cooperative agreements to allow one community college to award a degree or certificate offered by another community college through the state's online cooperative agreement. pp 79-89 of 1528 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/i...

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CASigned into law 10/2005Postsec.Community College Baccalaureate Programs
H.B. 1280
An act to add and repeal Section 78016.5 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education. - Public postsecondary education: California Community College Baccalaureate Partnership Program. This bill would enact the California Community College...

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NYSigned into law 10/2005Postsec.
Community College
Community College payments
S.B. 4652
Authorizes community colleges to accept payment by credit card, make electronictransfers, and accept internet payments....

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DESigned into law 09/2005P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree (SEED) Program
S.B. 30
Creates the Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree (SEED) Program, to encourage Delaware students to stay in school, avoid contact with the criminal justice system, excel academically, and have access to higher education regardless of a family's financial c...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2005Postsec.
Community College
State Basic Financial Assistance for Operating Expenses of Community Colleges
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 355(1)(c) and 6304(1)(b)
Modifies the existing limitations formula for basic financial assistance in order to conform with the provisions of the education law and the 2005-2006 Budget Bill. NEW YORK REG 17738 (SN)

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2005/aug24/pdfs/rules.pdf...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2005Postsec.
Community College
State Basic Financial Assistance
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 355(1)(c) and 6304(1)(b)
Modifies the existing limitations formula for basic financial assistance in order to conform with the provisions of the education law and the 2005-2006 Budget Bill. NEW YORK REG 17738 (SN)
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2005/aug24/pdfs/rules.pdf...

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

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

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ORAdopted 07/2005Community College
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Community College Distribution Formula
OAR 589-002-0100
Amends rules regarding the community college distribution formula. Provides a financial foundation to support undergraduate and lower-division education, professional technical education, remedial education, local response to workforce training and other educa...

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

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

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AZTo governor 04/2005Community College
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Community Colleges
H.B. 2619
HB 2619 prohibits a community college district from being eligible for growth funding unless the most recent audited FTSE count exceeds the highest audited FTSE count recorded from and after FY 2003-04.  
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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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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005Postsec.Community College
S.B. 610
Relates to Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College; terminates off-campus instruction program....

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Two Year Colleges Funding Model
S.B. 1083
Concerns a funding formula model for two-year colleges....

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KSSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Community College Contracts
S.B. 9
Relates to community colleges; repeals language concerning contracts with institutions located in another state. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/9.pdf
Supplemental note: http://www.kslegislature.org/supplemental/2006/SN0009.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2005Community College
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Ruidoso Branch Community College
H.B. 405
Relates to Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0405.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Community Colleges
H.B. 103
Amends existing law to provide that a county's liability for a resident of the county for out of district tuition to a publicly funded Idaho community college shall be for the term of the curriculum for which the student is enrolled, and not for a maximum of 6...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.College and University Transfer Agreements
S.B. 247
Strengthens and expands transfer agreements among colleges and universities....

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

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

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CAVetoed, back in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Concurrent Enrollment
S.B. 905
Relates to existing law which authorizes a principal to recommend a high school pupil for community college summer session attendance, if that pupil demonstrates adequate preparation in the discipline to be studies and has exhausted all opportunities to enroll...

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MISigned into law 09/2004Community College
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2005 Community Colleges Budget
S.B. 1062
Provides community and junior colleges appropriations for fiscal year 2005; provides for community college-level learning disabled students and students who require English as a second language assistance (at-risk students). Requires grant funding to be used t...

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WVEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2004Postsec.Performance Indicators
Title 135, Series 6
Establishes new rules regarding performance indicators used to measure the degree to which the goals for the delivery of community and technical college education are being met. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4532 (SN)...

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

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Community College
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Local Education Agencies Compensation
A.B. 745
Requires a county superintendent of school and the governing board of a school district with 10 or more full-time employees, and the governing board of a community college district to annually report all compensation received by a county superintendent of scho...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Community College
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Higher Education Governance: Community Colleges
S.B. 1817
Authorizes the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to employ up to 6 deputy and vice chancellors appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the board of governors. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1801-1850/sb_1817_bill_20040...

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FLRule Adoption 08/2004P-12
Community College
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FTE Calculation/Community College Program Fund
FAC 6A-14.076
Establishes rules amending the FTE college credit definition to thirty rather than the previously required forty. FLORIDA REG 28656 (SN)...

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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 08/2004Community College
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Community College Interstate Attendance Agreements
A.B. 3063
Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to enter into an interstate attendance agreement directly with a the governing body of a public institution of postsecondary education that provides the first two years of instruction if the state ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Community College
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Transit Ridership: Low-Income Student Access
H.B. 2587
Adds to the list of programs to be funded with the West Central Transit District. Provides for routes, vehicle purchase and Community College Coordination projects. Provides for discounted bus passes. Increases mobility for low income students in certain coord...

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FLRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
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State Board of Community Colleges
FAC 6A-14.004, .0243, .0247, .0262, .0341, .039, .0412, .063, .073, .0732, .0735, .0751, .0752, .0771, .0772, .078
Repeals rules pertaining to the State Board of Community Colleges. Provides changes in governance and subsequent transfers of powers and duties to the State Board of Education. FLORIDA REG 28449 (SN)...

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FLRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
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State Board of Community Colleges
FAC 6H-1.017, .030, .041, .042, .044, .045
Repeals rules governing the State Board of Community Colleges. ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Scholarships For County College Students
S.B. 1192
Establishes the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship Program (NJ STARS) to provide scholarships for students attending New Jersey county colleges on a full-time basis in a curriculum leading to a degree. Scholarships awarded under the progr...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004Community College
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Community Colleges Governance
H.B. 2601
Continues the transfer and removal of general administrative powers, authorities, reporting, oversight and responsibilities of the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/033...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
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Restructuring of Community Colleges
H.B. 1086
Enacts recommendations of governor's task force on the community college system; reduction of the system office's administrative costs by 35% and use of saved funds to finance recommendations including installation of a systemwide information technology system...

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FLBecame law without governor's signature 05/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Funding
H.B. 1867
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Administration
S.B. 3121
Relates to Junior Colleges Administration appropriation....

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Support
S.B. 3122
Relates to Junior Colleges support appropriation.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/SB/3100-3199/SB3122PS.htm...

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

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
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Vocational Schools Transfers
H.B. 1361
Directs the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to adopt policies to ensure the transfer of credits from area vocational schools to institutions within the state system of community and technical colleges. http://www.leg.state.co.us/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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MDSigned into law 04/2004Community College
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Unrestricted Grants to Community Colleges
H.B. 641
Requires certain community colleges to continue to receive additional ongoing unrestricted grants after a specified time....

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MSSigned into law 04/2004Community College
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Bonds
H.B. 1217
Relates to bonds; revises purposes for which allocations may be used by community and junior colleges.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2004/html/history/HB/HB1217.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Community College Tuition Waiver
H.B. 322
Alters the requirements for exemption from payment of tuition at community colleges for specified individuals; relates to disabled persons or persons receiving retirement benefits under Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Act.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2...

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MISigned into law 01/2004Community College
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Community College Elections
H.B. 4828
Revises scheduling, conducting and canvassing of community college elections....

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CARule Adoption 01/2004Community College
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Conflict of Interest Codes
Title 5 CCR 50500
Establishes conflict of interest codes for the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=218406&E22=title%205&E23=50500&E24=&infobase=ccr&querytemplate=%261.%20Go%20to%20a%20Specific%20Section&...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Community College
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Community Colleges: Part-time Faculty
A.B. 654
Expresses the intent of the Legislature and various policy preferences of the Legislature with respect to part-time community college faculty. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_654_bill_20031012_chaptered.html...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Concurrent Enrollment: High School & Community College
S.B. 338
Relates to concurrent enrollment of high school students at community colleges on a part-time basis. Requires concurrent enrollment courses to meet certain requirements in order for a community college district to include students in the district's report of s...

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ORSigned into law 09/2003Community College
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Advanced Technology Education and Training
S.B. 272
Relates to education; creates new provisions; appropriates money; limits expenditures; creates the Advanced Technology Education and Training Fund; appropriates moneys continuously to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development for grants an...

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

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

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Academic Employees of Community College
H.B. 1457
Amends the Educational Relations Act to provide that an academic employee of a community college who provides less than 3 credit hours of instruction per academic semester is not an educational employee within the meaning of the Act. http://www.legis.state.il...

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ORSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
State Board of Education
H.B. 2193
Allows the Board of Education to submit questions of community college district boundary changes to electors of affected territories; requires the board to submit community college boundary changes to the Legislative Assembly for approval....

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Federal Trust Fund
S.B. 1375
Amends the Public Community College Act. Creates the ICCB Federal Trust Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that money recovered from federal programs for general administration that are received by the Illinois Community College Board shall...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges
S.B. 773
Authorizes community colleges to enter into public/private partnerships for construction projects....

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
School Board Member Employment
S.B. 958
Revises options for participants in the Community College Optional Retirement Program; revises certain limitations on positions for which district school boards may employ members after specified period of retirement; revises payroll contribution rates for def...

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CASigned into law 06/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Temporary Employees
S.B. 955
Prohibits service in professional ancillary activities by persons employed as temporary community college faculty, including, but not necessarily limited to, governance, staff development, grant writing, and advising student organizations, from being used for ...

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AZLine item vetoed 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Budget Reconciliation Education
H.B. 2534
Creates budget reconciliation for education and includes the following provisions: Prohibits the State Board of Education from sponsoring additional charter schools in FY 2003-04, and requires the State Board for Charter Schools to provide oversight for existi...

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

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Charter Schools
H.B. 55-A
Requires emphasis on reading; requires certain accountability measures; eliminates the limitations on the number of charter schools per school district; authorizes community colleges to operate charter schools that provide students with the option of receiving...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
High School Completion, Pilot BA Degree Program
S.B. 976
Requires districts to analyze information related to dropout prevention. Sec. 29.908. MIDDLE COLLEGE EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM requires: (a) The commissioner shall establish and administer a middle college education pilot program for students who are at risk...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
S.B. 286
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Addresses membership, procedures, conflict of interest, common course numbering, success initiative (Sec. 51.3062. SUCCESS INITIATIVE: Requires institutions to asses...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003Community CollegeCommunity College Governance; Student Organizations
S.B. 1105
States student political organizations may conduct lawful meetings on community college property, except to influence elections as provided by current statute. Continues the transfer of authorities and responsibilities of the State Board of Directors for Commu...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Property Tax Assessment and Levy Increases
S.B. 1331
Prohibits a community college district, county, city, or town from levying or assessing primary property tax rates higher than the prior year if its governing board failed to comply with Truth in Taxation (TNT) noticing and hearing requirements.  It also would...

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IAAdopted 05/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Faculty Licensure
281 IAC 21.3(1)
Updates rules governing community college faculty planning. Eliminates the state licensure requirement for community college faculty in lieu of each college developing a faculty plan. Eliminates the state licensure requirements for community college faculty th...

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IDSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Facilities
H.B. 396
Authorizes the State Building Authority to receive contributions from community college districts and to rent, lease, sell or sublease to community college districts; requires approval of the Legislature prior to financing facilities for community college dist...

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WASigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Community College Apprenticeship Programs
H.B. 1061
The legislature finds that (1) Apprenticeships are very rigorous and highly structured programs with specific academic and work training requirements; (2) There is a misperception that apprenticeships are only for noncollege bound students; and (3) The state s...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
College and Technical Institute Study Committee
H.B. 2844
An act to create the two-year college and technical institute study committee. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2844.pdf...

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
State Personnel Board
H.B. 773
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...

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IASigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges Teachers and Administrators Defined
H.F. 341
Specifies that a "teacher" in a community college includes anyone who is an instructor, but does not include an adjunct instructor; a librarian, including anyone who is a learning resource specialist or a media specialist; or a counselor.
http://www.legis.stat...

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

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KSSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Evaluation of Community College Employees
S.B. 82
Requires full-time community college employees to undergo the following evaluations: During the first two consecutive years of employement, the employee must be evaluated at least once a semester, unless the employee does not work for the complete semester. D...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.
Community College
Work Force Training Act
H.B. 160
Creates the Work Force Training Act and the Work Force Skills Development Fund; provides for customized training at community colleges and matching funds....

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AZSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges
S.B. 1211
Concerns expenditure limitations for community colleges, override ballots and add property tax....

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

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ARSigned by Governor 02/2003Postsec.
Community College
County Tax for Community Colleges
H.B. 1019
Requires a county sales tax levied for maintenance and operation of any technical college, two-year college, community college or satellite campus of a community college to be distributed directly to the college.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 12/2002Postsec.Support for self-improvement reduced
OAR 589-002-0100
Reduces support for self-improvement classes (except those related to workforce development and health) by half for the remainder of the academic year. Relates to rules that govern the funding formula to codify the reduction. OREGON REG 24048 (SN)...

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AZSigned by Governor 12/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Performance Measures
S.B. 1001 §14
Adjusts appropriations for various departments, including community colleges and outlines community college performance measures: Performance measures: - Per cent of upper-division students at universities who transfer from an Arizona community college with 12...

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NCTo governor 10/2002P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Job Sharing, Benefits
S.B. 1443
Provides that the state board shall facilitate job sharing by public school teachers; authorizes the legislative research commission to study issues related to employee benefits for school employees, community college employees, and state employees in job-shar...

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CASigned into law 09/2002Postsec.
Community College
Changes In the Community College Funding Formula
A.B. 2781
Relates to moneys for the support of school and community college districts, adjusting the total revenue limit for each school district, computation of an equalization rate adjustment for each school district for certain fiscal years, employment of certified e...

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CASigned into law 09/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Hiring Practices
S.B. 2028
Enacts provisions relating to equal employment opportunity hiring by the community colleges. Establishes the Equal Employment Opportunity Fund for promoting equal employment opportunities in hiring and promotion including outreach and recruitment, inservice tr...

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CAVetoed 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Policy Review and Instructional Hours
S.B. 1382
Requests the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, by using existing resources, to among other things, review its polices and related matters and to develop recommendations regarding the percentage of credit instruction hours taught by full-...

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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.
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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MOSigned into law 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Taxes
H.B. 2022
Repeals and reenacts without change the statue that sets community college property tax rates and creates a procedure to establish capital improvement subdistricts within community college districts, which may levy taxes with voter approval. ...

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

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AZBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Rules for local Community College Ballot Proposals
H.B. 2710
Relates to community college districts; relates to education budget reconciliation; requires that questions submitted to voters to form or enlarge joint technological education districts describe the tax rate and estimated cost to the voter; relates to distrib...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of Vocational Education Funds to Community Colleges
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Changes recipient of at least 15% of federal vocational and applied technological education monies (including Carl Perkins funds) received from "state board of directors for community colleges" to Arizona "community college districts[.]" Specifies that provisi...

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

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

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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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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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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Maximum Annual Tuition Increases
S.B. 1384
Amends existing law to provide that tuition at community colleges may be increased by increments of not more than ten percent per annum to a maximum of $ 1,250 per annum....

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NMSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Community College
Learning Center Districts
H.B. 307
A learning center district may be established in a school district or community college district upon adoption of a resolution by the local school board or community college board calling for establishment of a district and a showing of need for such a distric...

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

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

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001Postsec.
Community College
Study of admissions/attrition rates for associate degree in nursing
S.B. 664
Chapter No.443, Requires the Postsecondary Education Commission to conduct, or contract to conduct, a review and analysis of community college districts' admission procedures and attrition rates for their 2-years associate degree nursing programs. Requires a r...

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CASigned into law 09/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges and Teaching Quality Programs
A.B. 1241
Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to submit a written report to the Legislature on the feasibility of the development of a model teacher preparation curriculum that would be available to qualified students in each community college d...

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CASigned into law 08/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges Contracting with Employees
S.B. 838
Limits the right to employment as a first-year probationary faculty member to persons previously employed as administrators who were not employed pursuant to prescribed types of contracts; provides that community college district governing boards may employ ac...

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

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

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PASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.
Community College
Multiple Amendments
S.B. 485
Act No. 35 of 2001., Amends Public School Code. Provides for school districts, national assessment tests, school director relations with districts, management reports, distressed districts, equipment, duty to employ qualified professionals, continuing developm...

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UTSigned into law 06/2001P-12
Community College
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Utah College of Applied Technology
H.B. 1003A
Creates the Utah College of Applied Technology and other regional applied technology colleges in Utah; establishes their governance structure; defines their powers and duties. Each regional applied technology college shall:
(a) offer a post-secondary and extr...

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CASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.
Community College
Leasing County Land to Community Colleges
A.B. 314
Chapter No.18, Authorizes a county board of supervisors to donate or lease any real or personal property that the board declares to be surplus to a school or community college district, a county children and families commission, or a nonprofit corporation orga...

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CTSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Development of an Articulation Agreement
S.B. 1366
Encourages the development of an articulation agreement between the constituent units of the state system of higher education and independent colleges and universities located in this state....

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NCSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.
Community College
Performance Measures
H.B. 438
Clarifies the performance measures on which community colleges are evaluated for the purpose of performance budgeting....

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TXSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.TEXAS Grant II Program
S.B. 1596
Relates to the establishment and operation of the Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant II program; provides a grant of money to enable eligible students to attend public two-year institutions of higher learning in this state....

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IASigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Comprehensive review of the licensing of community college faculty
S.B. 480
Directs the Department of Education to establish a task force to conduct a comprehensive review of the licensing of community college faculty....

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AZSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Retirement
S.B. 1295
Relates to community college employee retirement; includes provisions for corrections officers, elected officials, and public safety personnel....

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AZVetoed 05/2001Postsec.
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Community College Retirement Plans
H.B. 2169
Permits community college district boards to authorize supplemental defined contribution plans....

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AZVetoed 05/2001Postsec.
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Community College Funding
H.B. 2333
Creates a joint legislative study committee on community college funding; provides for the committee's membership; provides the committee must examine the operating costs of community colleges, adequacy of current funding arrangement supporting such colleges; ...

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CASigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Energy Efficiency Projects by Community Colleges
S.B. 31A
Chapter No.9, Enacts the Summer 2001 Energy Efficiency Projects by Community College District program, which would fund the implementation of energy conservation, efficiency, cogeneration, and alternate energy supply sources by community college districts on p...

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KSSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Concerns the state Board of Education
S.B. 7
Concerns the state Board of Education; affects the powers and duties thereof; removes accreditation of junior colleges from the oversight of the board....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Submitting Community College Budgets
H.B. 421
Session Law Number 112. Modifies the procedure for submitting local budgets to the State Board of Community Colleges for approval. Capital outlay requested funds are to be submitted to the local tax-levying authority. The local tax-levying authority approve...

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NCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Program Audits
H.B. 386
Session Law Number 111. Modifies the audit procedures of community college programs....

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

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Community College
Partnership
H.B. 1753
Relates to a partnership agreement between the University of Texas-Pan American and the South Texas Community College District to offer the lower-division courses required for students enrolled in a teacher preparation program....

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

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Boards
S.B. 754
Allows community colleges to have district-wide election for local board members when division into would not create a voting zone with twenty percent or greater population in any one racial minority....

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AZSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Certification in order to teach a class at a community college
H.B. 2316
Clarifies the statute governing the collection of teaching certification fees so that it applies to all staff or employees that require certification in order to teach a class at a community college....

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AZSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Districts
S.B. 1381
Relates to establishment of community college districts....

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AZBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 04/2001P-12
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Joint Technological Education District
H.B. 2560
Provides a school district may join a Joint Technological Education District (JTED) by holding an election on any prescribed date prior to a certain date; provides that the JTED shall submit a report containing information on enrollments and on the courses tha...

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CASigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Energy Efficiency Projects by Community College Districts
A.B. 29A
Chapter No. 8., Enacts the Summer 2001 Energy Efficiency Projects by Community College Districts program, which would fund the implementation of energy conservation, efficiency, cogeneration, and alternate energy supply sources by community college districts o...

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KSSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Scholarships
H.B. 2188
Concerns community colleges; relates to expenditures for scholarships; authorizes the charging of fees. The board of trustees of any community college shall not authorize or permit the expenditure of any public funds, either directly or indirectly, for scholar...

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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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NMVetoed 04/2001Postsec.
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Independent Community Colleges
S.B. 476
Clarifies which institutions need legislative authorization to become a community college; reduces the amount of local support required to convert an existing institution to an independent community college. ...

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ILSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Trustees
H.B. 258
Public Act No. 92-01., Amends the Public Community College Act; provides that division of community college district No. 522 into trustee districts in the year following each biennial census shall be completed and approved in that year; provides that the four-...

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Ballot Initiative: Cost-of-Living Adjustments
V. 27
INITIATIVE 732; Provides annual cost-of-living salary adjustments to school district employees, academic employees of community and technical college districts, and certain employees of technical colleges; bases the annual increase on the consumer price index....

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.
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Community College Staffing
S.B. 358
Prohibits the number of short-term employees in the classified service from exceeding 20% of the school district or community college district's total classified workforce....

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges and Foster Care
A.B. 2307
States the intent of the Legislature that preferential consideration be given to placement of children in foster care with a relative, and would require each community college district with a foster care education program to make available orientation and trai...

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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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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.
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Community Colleges and Diversity
A.B. 1922
Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to inform the Legislature of changes in the diversity makeup of the faculty and the progress the colleges have made in meeting district and systemwide goals regarding diversity in the workforce....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
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Community College
Joint Enrollment
A.B. 2207
Requires the governing board of a school district that denies a request for special part-time or full-time enrollment at a community college for a pupil who is identified as highly gifted to issue its written recommendation and the reasons for the denial withi...

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.
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Community Colleges and Prison Education
A.B. 2388
Recasts and reorganizes the statutes in the Education Code relating to community colleges. Authorizes apportionments to be made available for community college classes held inside state or federal prisons and for classes for prison inmates that are not open to...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
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Community College
Petitions for Charters and Passage of School Bonds
A.B. 2659
Requires the State Board of Education to develop criteria for the review and approval of charter school petitions. Makes technical revisions relating to passage of local school bond measures. Prohibits issuance of the bonds unless the property tax rate levied...

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CAVetoed 09/2000Postsec.
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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 07/2000Postsec.
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Communtiy College Tenure Issues
A.B. 1337
Chapter No. 124; Under existing law, if a case concerning the granting of tenure of community college faculty proceeds to arbitration with representation by the exclusive representative, the resulting decision is not to be considered a precedent for purposes o...

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CASigned into law 06/2000Postsec.
Community College
Exempting Comm. College PSC's
A.B. 1441
Chapter No. 36; Exempts transactions entered into by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) from the requirement that all contracts entered into by any state agency be approved by the Department of General Services. Provides that it ...

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

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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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MOSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.
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Community College Finance
H.B. 1486
States that current law requires that community college districts provide 50% of the funding for maintenance and repair of facilities and grounds, and prohibits the use of this share for salaries or portions of salaries; allows the district's 50% share of fund...

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

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Formula for Non-Resident Tuition
H.B. 192
Alters the formula that determines the out-of-state fee and the out-of-county or out-of-region fee charges to nonresident students who attend specified community colleges; provides for a specified waiver of specified fees....

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

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IASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.
Community College
Supplemental Funding for Choice and At-Risk Programs
H.B. 2496
Provides supplementary weighting for funding and for determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to-district or district-to-community college sharing programs and at-risk programs....

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

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NHSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Resource Allocation
S.B. 453
Relates to the expending of legacies or gifts and the transfer of funds by the regional community-technical colleges; allows the regional community-technical colleges to expend legacies and gifts without approval of the Governor or Council; allows for the tran...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Community College Transfer Scholarship Program
H.B. 476
Establishes the Community College Transfer Scholarship Program and provides for the award of scholarships under the Program; establishes qualifications and requirements for the receipt and retention of an award under the Program; requires the State Scholarship...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Postsec.
Funding Formula for Community Colleges
H.B. 311
Provides that certain unrestricted higher education grants shall be distributed to certain small community colleges in a certain fiscal year; providing that the grant amounts shall increase in subsequent fiscal years depending on the increase in the amount of ...

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KSSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.
Community College
Operating Grants for Community Colleges
H.B. 2996
Concerns community colleges; affects determination of operating grants; authorizes boards of trustees to exempt certain community college property from the prohibition against consumption of alcoholic liquor on public property....

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

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

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LASigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Financial Support for Skill or Occupational Training
S.B. 97A
Permits recipients of the Tuition Opportunity Program, and Honors awards to pursue skill or occupational training, including a vocational or technical education certificate or diploma program or a nonacademic undergraduate degree....

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MDVetoed 04/2000P-12
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Community College
Funding for Community Colleges
S.B. 89
Revises the State funding formula for community colleges by establishing a supplemental component, beginning in fiscal year 2003, that is equal to 1.75% of the total State operating fund; provides for the division and distribution of the supplemental component...

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MESigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Access to State Technical College System
S.B. 973
(LD 2519) Increases access to the State's Technical College System; provides funding to add additional students systemwide; addresses the State Technical College System's need to provide students with the ability to take courses and do research over the intern...

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

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WYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Community College Governance
S.B. 21
Amends powers and duties of the community college commission and of local community college boards; amends composition of the commission; provides for community college collaboration in university accrediting committee; repeals required tuition differential an...

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WYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Postsec.
Community College Funding
H.B. 26
Relates to Joint Education Interim Committee; relates to community colleges; modifies budgeting process, distribution and use of funds for community colleges; specifies use of certain funds; making conforming amendments; provides for implementation of a fundin...

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AZSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Community College
Postsecondary Options
H.B. 2365
Establishes the Joint Legislative Study Committee on dual enrollment in high school and community college....

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INSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.
Community College
Community College/Economic Development
S.B. 278
Allows Ivy Tech state college to promote economic development by providing certain assessment and training services through 2005; prohibits the community college policy committee from considering this act in developing the community college system; prohibits I...

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WASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Sick Leave/Community Colleges
S.B. 6811
Provides for sick leave and leave sharing for part-time academic employees at community and technical colleges; declares that part time academic employees of community and technical colleges shall receive sick leave to be used for the same illnesses, injuries,...

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