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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Participation--Access/Outreach


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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
MATo governor 06/2014Postsec.Economic Independence and Higher Education
S.B. 2211
Section 5: Requires the department of higher education, community college system, and the public university system to work with the department of transitional assistance (DTA) to create an education program to be implemented in DTA offices. Requires the progra...

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LASigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Common Application for Public Colleges and Universities
S.B. 62
Directs the board of regents, in collaboration with the public postsecondary education management boards and legislative leaders, to develop and implement a common application for all public postsecondary institutions in the state, to allow a student to comple...

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LAPassed 05/2014Postsec.Initiatives Addressing Black Males' Success in Higher Education
S.R. 172
Resolves that the senate expresses its support for all Louisiana postsecondary institutions of higher education and their leadership to cooperate and collaborate in developing statewide initiatives that address Black male success in higher education. http://ww...

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KYSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program
H.B. 2
Establishes the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program to include the Kentucky Coal County College Completion (KCCCC) Scholarship and the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant. Directs the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance ...

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WASigned into law 04/2014Community CollegeEducation Budget - Year Up Program
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:

YEAR UP COMMUNITY COLLEGE PILOT - Funding is provided for a pilot project to embed the Year Up model within community college campuses.

Bill text: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Session...

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

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NMSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Foster Care System Tuition Waiver
S.B. 206
Provides for waiver of tuition and fees at public postsecondary educational institutions for students who have been in the state foster care system or in the legal custody of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo, or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Requires that s...

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CASigned into law 10/2013Postsec.Priority Registration for Enrollment
A.B. 595
Establishes legislative intent that any student who receives priority registration for enrollment at an educational institution, to the extent that the institution provides specified matriculation services pursuant to the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act o...

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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Office of Student Access and Completion
H.B. 3120 (Section 3)
Establishes the Office of Student Access and Completion operating under the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Abolishes any antecedents and transfers statutory powers to adjudicate disputes to this office.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measu...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Childcare Services
H.B. 3149
Establishes the Task Force on Community College Child Care Services and describes who the members of the committee will be. Responsibilities of the task force include studying the cost of providing child care services to students of community colleges and Ide...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12
Community College
Community College Outreach to High School Juniors and Seniors
H.B. 2958
Requires at the beginning of each school year, the department of communitycolleges and workforce development to make information available on the academic programs and services provided by community colleges, recommendations for successful completion of commun...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
Postsec.
Enrollment Assistance Duties of Institutions of Higher Education
H.B. 2550
From fiscal note: Relates to the consolidation of the Higher Education Enrollment Assistance Program and the Higher Education Assistance Plan, and the transfer of certain enrollment assistance duties to institutions of higher education. Requires institutions o...

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ILPassed 05/2013Postsec.Academic Advising of Monetary Award Program Recipients
H.R. 296
Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, consistent with the recommendations of the Monetary Award Program (MAP) task force, to form a working group to examine the best practices for academic advising of higher education students who are Monetary Aw...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Postsecondary - Outreach to Re-Enroll Near Completers
S.B. 740
Directs the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to create a statewide communication campaign to identify near completers (some postsecondary credits) in the State and encourage them to re-enroll in an institution of higher education to earn a degree. S...

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DCSigned into law 07/2012P-12
Postsec.
Postsecondary Preparation Plan Act of 2012, Title II
Bill 19-648
Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, the Mayor will ensure that each high school student applies to at least one postsecondary institution before graduation and participates in a program designed to provide students with information on applying to an a...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary - Veterans
H.B. 2961
Provides that a combat veteran shall be allowed to register for classes prior to the general student population at any public institution of higher education. Stipulates early registration shall occur using the same procedure used by student athletes, disabled...

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

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Postsecondary 'Prior Learning' Credit
H.B. 4059
Calls on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall work with the State Board of Higher Education, community college districts and independent for-profit and not-for-profit institutions of higher education carry out the goal of increasing the number of...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Admission, Retention and Graduation of 1st-Generation College-Goers
S.B. 122
Directs the board of higher education to include in a specified annual report to the governor and general assembly information on each public institution's admission, retention and graduation statistics of all students who are the first in their immediate fami...

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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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FLSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions
H.B. 7151
Establishes the Higher Education Coordinating Council and directs the council to make recommendations on: (1) The primary core mission of public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in the context of state access demands and economic development ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Public Awareness Campaign Promoting Higher Education
H.B. 2909 - Public Awareness Campaign Promoting Higher Education
Requires that the higher education coordinating board provide specified information in its public awareness campaign promoting higher education (previously, provision of the same information was proposed in statute but not mandated). Requires that the higher e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Criteria for Programs for the Disadvantaged
S.B. 5 - Criteria for Programs for the Disadvantaged
Removes requirement that the plan submitted to the higher education coordinating board for a junior college program to serve persons from backgrounds of economic or educational deprivation include a plan for a financial aid program, or a plan for an annual eva...

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CTSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Extends In-State Tuition Benefits to Certain Postsecondary Students
H.B. 6390
Extends in-state tuition benefits. Provides that a person, except a nonimmigrant alien (someone with a visa permitting temporary entrance to the country for a specific purpose), qualifies for in-state tuition if he or she: (1) Resides in Connecticut; (2) atten...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Establishes Southern Maryland Higher Education Council
H.B. 1347
Establishes a Southern Maryland Higher Education Council to develop a strategy for improving access to higher education for the residents of southern Maryland. Provides that an interim report with a short-term strategy is due by December 1, 2011, and a final r...

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IASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Financial Aid Reporting
S.F. 122
Relates to the College Student Aid Commission. Ensure that students receiving state-funded scholarships and grants are attending institutions of higher education that meet all of the following conditions: are not required to register under chapter 261B and are...

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NDSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Student names and addresses - Authorized disclosure
S.B. 2278
Adds new section requiring each high school to provide to the North Dakota university system a list of all students enrolled in grades ten and eleven as of April 15 each year, together with the students' addresses and telephone numbers. Requires the North Dako...

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CAVetoed 07/2010Postsec.Identification for Admission to Postsecondary Testing
A.B. 2026
Adds Section 99155, requiring a test sponsor to accept the Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridad (Consular Matriculation of High Security), issued by the Mexican government within the last five years, as a valid form of identification when admitting a test subj...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Postsec.Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy (URRS)
19 TAC 1.4.O.4.240 -.245
Texas Educ. Code § 61.086 directs the higher education coordinating board to develop and annually update a uniform strategy to identify, attract, retain and enroll students that reflect the population of this state, and for institutions of higher education to ...

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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 08/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Affordability and Access
H.B. 4094
Requires the Board of Higher Education's master plan to include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB4094lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Higher Education Veterans Campus Service Act
S.B. 1624
Creates the Higher Education Veterans Campus Service Act. Requires all public colleges and universities to conduct a survey of the services and programs that are provided for veterans, active duty military personnel and their families at each of their respecti...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program
A.B. 75
Provides that the office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration is to assist the board in administering the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program. Transfers certain administrative duties from the board to the office of the...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Veterans' Affairs
H.B. 2178
Creates Campus Veterans' Service Officers Program in Department of Veterans' Affairs; directs department to appoint sufficient number of veterans' service officers to ensure assignment of one veterans' service officer to every community college and every insti...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Higher Education Assistance Plan
S.B. 175 - Section 6
Directs the higher education coordinating board to develop a plan under which each public high school that is, as determined by the board, substantially below the state average in the number of
graduates who attend public or private or independent institutions...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Project-Based Instruction
H.F. 2
Defines a project-based instructional program as primarily student-led course work for credit that may be completed onsite, in the community or online and is available to all or only some students and grades in a school. Establishes requirements that schools m...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Study of the Affordability of Higher Education for Undergraduates
S.B. 885
Creates an interim study of the affordability of higher education.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act964.pdf...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
School Indoor Air Quality
H.B. 1171
Establishes a commission to study air quality issues in public school buildings; provides for membership and compensation and a report; provides duties include the study of air quality issues in public school buildings and feasibility of implementing air quali...

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DESigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Charter School Moratorium
S.J.R. 11
Would impose a one-year moratorium on new charter school applications during the 2008-09 school year. During this time period, applications for a single gender charter school for girls may be submitted; however only one such school may be granted charter appro...

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MDChapter No. 559 05/2008P-12
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Youth Advisory Council
S.B. 1
Establishes the Youth Advisory Council; provides for the appointment, selection, membership, terms, and duties of the Council; establishes an executive board; provides for the selection of the executive board; provides for the appointment of the cochairs of th...

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NJSigned into law 05/2008P-12
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Alicia's Law
S.B. 442
Enacts Alicia's Law, permits a student whose high school special education program requires instruction beyond four years to participate with his or her class in that classes graduation ceremony and to receive a certificate of attendance.
http://www.njleg.stat...

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AZSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Postsec.
Accountability, financial report
H.B. 2369
Relates to mandated reporting of a school districts annual financial report by the governing board of the district; authorizes publication by electronic transmission of the information to the Department of Education for posting on the Department's website. Cha...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Compensation
S.B. 2176
Increases and authorizes annual experience salary increments for teachers fore up to 35 years of experience for all certificate levels, to be phased-in over a two-year period. Commits state funding for mentor teachers that provide services to beginning teacher...

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WASigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Student Health Insurance Outreach Pilot Project
S.B. 5100
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to solicit six pilot districts to implement a project to inquire whther students attending their schools have health insurance. Districts selected must include urban and rural areas, and eastern and western Was...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act
H.B. 638
Amends portions of the Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act. Relates to requirements for for the development of an individualized education plan.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2008/pdf/HB/0600-0699/HB0638SG.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 11/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
College and Career Readiness Pilot Program
S.B. 858
Requires the state community college board to create a 3-year college and career readiness pilot program, beginning with the high school class of 2008, to meet the following goals:
(1) To diagnose college readiness by developing a system to align ACT scores t...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Corrections Education
A.B. 1049
Requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to establish reentry programs for parolees between 16 and 23 years of age to assist in community reintegration upon discharge from detention. Provides the programs would include construction training, a...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Community College
Postsec.
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 10/2007P-12
Postsec.
Cash for College Program
A.B. 1540
Expresses the intent of the Legislature that resident students with financial need be made aware of the opportunities afforded to them through the various state and federal financial aid programs. Establishes the Cash for College Program under the administrati...

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IDAdopted 10/2007Postsec.PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
IDAPA 08.01.05
Rewrites rules of both the Promise A and Promise B scholarships in the Promise Scholarship Program to modify the selection criteria and the eligibility requirements to allow for the inclusion of home-schooled students. Criteria includes high school record and ...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12
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Running Start Program
H.B. 767
Requires the department of education to provide students who participate in the running start dual enrollment program with guidance in earning credit toward high school graduation upon the satisfactory completion of University of Hawaii courses at the 100 leve...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone (ASPIRE)
H.B. 2729
Authorizes the Oregon Student Assistance Commission to establish Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone (ASPIRE) to provide information about financial aid and education and training options beyond high school to students in Oregon secondar...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
College Application Requirement for High Schoolers
H.P. 758; L.D. 1040
Resolves that the department of education implement methods to encourage districts to encourage secondary school students to complete at least one application to a college, university or other postsecondary educational institution. Provides these methods may i...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Modifies Higher Learning Access Act
H.B. 1762
Relates to the Higher Learning Access Act; modifies eligibility requirements by adding that a student must be a resident of this state or be enrolled in a school district located in this state that serves students who reside in both this state and an adjacent ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits
S.B. 312
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires the State Board to prescribe alternative criteria that a pupil may satisfy to receive a standard high school diploma if...

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

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
21st Century Scholars Program Expansion, Graduation
H.B. 1647
Expands eligibility for the 21st Century Scholars program to grade 7 students, and beginning with the 2008-09 school year, to grade 6 students. Provides that an individual must be at least 18 or have withdrawn from school to receive a GED diploma. Modifies the...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Eligibility for 21st Century Scholars Program
H.B. 1266
Provides that a student who is in foster care or placed in the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker may enroll in the 21st Century Scholars program at any time before the student graduates from high school, is not required to be eligible for free o...

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FLSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Minority or Underrepresented Student Achievement
S.B. 108
The Florida Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement must cooperate with school districts to identify minority & underrepresented students for participation in AP or other advanced courses and provide information regarding these course...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
College Board Scholarship Program
S.B. 5098
Declares an intent to inspire and encourage all Washington students to dream big by creating a guaranteed four-year tuition scholarship program for students from low income families and those students that may be the first in their family to attend college. Fi...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Passport to College Promise Program Pilot
H.B. 1131
Declares an intent to create the passport to college promise pilot program that will have two primary components, as follows: (1) Significantly increasing outreach to foster care youth between the ages of fifteen and eighteen regarding the higher education opp...

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AZSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Access, Special ed. definitions
H.B. 2184
Regards special education definitions for schools, adds autism. (Chapter No. 68)
...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
College Affordability Scholarships at Tribal Colleges
S.B. 355
Enables students at tribal colleges to receive scholarships under the College Affordability Act. Defines student eligibility and terms of scholarship.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0355.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
H.B. 2179
Revises the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to clarify that qualified survivors and dependents shall be admitted to any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution of higher education...

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

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WYApproved by voters 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Scholarship & Improvement Funds
V. 3
Proposes an amendment (amendment C) to the Constitution to authorize the creation of permanent funds for two purposes: First, higher education scholarships, which include the current Hathaway scholarship program; and second, improving the quality of higher edu...

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WYApproved by voters 11/2006P-12
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Limits Property Tax Revenue Redistribution to School Districts
V. 2
Proposes an amendment (amendment B) to the Constitution to repeal the current limitation on the amount of property tax revenues that may be redistributed by the state through the School Foundation Program Account from school districts with greater property tax...

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Adopted 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Amends Federal Student Aid Program
34 CFR Parts 600, 668, 673, 674, 675, 676, 682, 685
Amends the Federal Student Aid Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Public Law No. 109–171, and other recently enacted legisla...

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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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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Illinois GEAR UP
S.B. 2328
Establishes the Steps for Attaining Higher Education through Academic Development (Illinois Steps AHEAD) program as the state's GEAR UP program, housed in the Department of Human Services to provide educational services and post-secondary educational scholarsh...

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

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

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Low-Income Family Postsecondary Savings Accounts Incentive Program
S.B. 332
Establishes the low-income family postsecondary savings accounts incentive program as a three-year pilot program to encourage qualified individuals and families to establish family postsecondary savings accounts. Defines qualified individuals and families as K...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12
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Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund
S.B. 443
This bill attempts to modify and strengthen the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund to accomplish the purposes of the program more effectively and efficiently. This bill enhances and increases educational opportunities for eligible persons...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Post-School Support for Foster Youth
H.B. 2002
Provides that, beginning in 2006, the department shall have the authority to allow up to 50 youth reaching age 18 to continue in foster care or group care as needed to participate in or complete a post-high school academic or vocational program, and to receive...

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FLIssued 01/2006P-12
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Access and Diversity Commission
Executive Order 06-05
Governor Bush signed Executive Order 06-05 creating the Access and Diversity Commission. The 17-member commission, set to complete their duties on June 30, 2006, will work with the Florida Board of Governors to evaluate the issues surrounding minority enrollme...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12
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Alternative schools
H.B. 1076
AN ACT to direct the state board of education to adopt standards for alternative learning programs, and to require local boards of education to develop proposals that are submitted to the State Board of education before establishing any alternative learning pr...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2005P-12
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Impact Fees
S.B. 1814
Authorizes the department of education to assess and collect impact fees as fair share contributions of developers for state public school facilities construction. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb1814_hd2_.htm...

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WAto governor 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Expanding Access to Baccalaureate Degree Programs
H.B. 1794
Maintains the top priority for branch campuses as expansion of programs and capacity for upper division and transfer students, in accordance with proportionality agreements developed with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). Authorizes...

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COSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Notice of Postsecondary Education Opportunities
H.B. 1057
Beginning with the spring of 2006, requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to annually send the parents of all eighth-graders in public schools, prior to enrollment in ninth-grade courses, a list of courses the district offers that satisfy the sta...

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GASigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Educational and Living Expense Grants for Foster Children
H.B. 272
Provides for a program of educational and living expense grants for certain children who qualify as foster children (or are adopted and whose families receive adoption assistance); provides for eligibility; covers tuition, ancillary student fees, and the cost-...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Department of Public Instruction Appropriations
H.B. 1013
AN ACT to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of public instruction, the school for the deaf, North Dakota vision services - school for the blind, and the state library; to provide an appropriation to the division of independe...

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WATo governor 04/2005Postsec.Baccalaureate Degree Programs
H.B. 1794
Expands access to baccalaureate and master's degree programs through the evolution of branch campuses and 2+2 programs in the state. Branch campuses shall collaborate with the community and technical colleges in their region to develop articulation agreements...

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WASigned by Governor 04/2005Postsec.Foster Youth Committee
H.B. 1079
Establishes a foster youth postsecondary education and training coordination committee....

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Child Care Administration and Office for Children, Youth, and Families and Maryland Family Support Centers Network - Transfer to State Department of Education
H.B. 932
Establishing an Early Childhood Development Division within the State Department of Education; transferring the Child Care Administration from the Department of Human Resources to the State Department of Education; transferring specified programs of the Office...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
College Affordability Act
S.B. 669
Relates to the College Affordability Act; provides for scholarships; creates funds.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/SB0669.pdf...

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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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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12
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School Building Assistance Program
H.B. 4978
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for grants, investments, trusts and bonds; creates the School Building Authority; provides for children with disabilities; prohibits racial desegregation; provides for public-private partnerships, cha...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12
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Community College
Education Trust Fund
H.B. 1893
Authorizes the University of Hawaii to create a trust fund to dispense scholarships as a requirement of the State's participation in the federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills...

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RIPassed 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education Access
H.B. 7936
Bill as written would have prohibited the Board of Governors for Higher Education from denying admission to any state secondary institution of higher learning based solely upon the applicant's undocumented immigration status or failure to provide proof of the ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Student Access to Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2369
Requires the Arizona Board of Regents to establish policies for guaranteed admission that assure fair and equitable access to Arizona students from public, private, charter and home schools.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/...

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FLSigned into law 05/2004P-12
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Community College
Student Achievement
S.B. 2184
Relates to student achievement;creates the Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement; mission of partnership is to prepare, inspire and connect students with postsecondary success and opportunity with a focus on minority students and ot...

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

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
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School Facilities: Maintenance and Repair
A.B. 1124
Requires a priority for the use of maintenance funding under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 be to ensure that facilities, including, but not limited to, rest-room facilities for pupils, are functional and that they meet local hygiene standar...

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WASigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Statewide Strategic Plan
H.B. 2076
Directs the board to develop a statewide strategic master plan for higher education that proposes a vision and identifies goals
and priorities for the system of higher education in Washington state. The board shall also specify strategies for maintaining and
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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Higher Learning Access Program
S.B. 326
Amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 2605, which relates to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. Students who qualify on the basis of financial need are to be given the opportunity throughout the eighth-, ninth-, and tenth-grade years to enter into participat...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs
H.B. 661
Requires governor to include in state budget at least 80% of funds appropriated in prior fiscal year for specified need-based financial aid programs and other programs. Changes name of Maryland Higher Education Commission's State Scholarship Administration to ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate and Professional Degrees; College Readiness Mentoring Program; PSAT for 10th-Graders, K-16 Leadership Council, Middle School Teacher Certificate
S.B. 453
Requires the department to distribute a grant in specified amounts to distressed counties in FY 03 and 04 and to all counties in FY05 and subsequent years for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders. Funding should be su...

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SDSigned into law 02/2002P-12
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Parental Notification
S.B. 16
Requires school districts to provide the Board of Regents' office a mailing list of students in grades 7-12 by Nov. 1 each year. The list will be used to provide information to students and parents about post-high school and career planning. Schools are not re...

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

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NCSigned into law 07/2001Postsec.
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Measures for Admissions, Placement
H.B. 1246
Directs the board of governors of the University of North Carolina, in cooperation with the state board of education and the state board of community colleges, to study the measures used for admissions, placement, and advanced placement decisions by the consti...

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

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

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

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CASigned into law 09/2000Postsec.Minority Education Programs
S.B. 1721
Authorizes the Trustees of the California State University to establish an African American Political Institute and an Institute for Central American Studies at California State University, Northridge, and a center for Portuguese Studies of California State Un...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12
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Honors Grant Program
A.B. 2613
Establishes the Honors Grant Program under which a high school would design and implement a plan that would result in its pupils having access to at least four honors courses; requires the superintendent of public instruction to administer a grant program, as ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Notification of Access
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
Each school year, every 5th- through 9th-grade student in the public schools and their parent(s) or guardian(s) shall be apprised of the student's opportunity for access to higher education under the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program. Requires Regents and ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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College Readiness
H.B. 1091
Creates a Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students. Requires the task force to report its interim findings and recommendations to the governor and general assembly by January 1, 2001 and a final report of its findings and re...

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