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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Students--Minority


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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
OKSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Repeals the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force
H.B. 2358
Repeals the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force, which was designed to monitor implementation of a state law that allowed certain children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_...

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ILAdopted 04/2014Postsec.Latino Postsecondary Achievement Study
S.R. 903
Directs the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board to work along with the Illinois Latino Family Commission to develop a self-study guide that will be distributed to all public universities and community colleges throughout...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Student Residency
H.B. 429
Revises the definition of "resident student" at a community college to include a member of the armed services who entered service as a resident of the community college district and who has maintained resident status, but is not stationed within the community ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
H.B. 1029
Repeals the annual seven-scholarship limit, instead allowing the Board of Regents to determine the number of scholarships awarded. Changes the credit-hour requirment for students who have received the scholarship from 14 to 12.
http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsess...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Latino Family Commission
H.B. 3049
Amends the Illinois Latino Family Commission Act. Adds liaisons from the state board, the state board of higher education, and the Illinois Community College Board, among others. Provides that the Illinois Latino Family Commission may receive funding through s...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12
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Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community
H.B. 1547
Creates the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community Act. Provides that the Commission consists of 24 members, including the state superintendent of education and the executive director of the board of higher education. Directs t...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12
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Latino Education and Advocacy Week
A.C.R. 137
Declares the last week of March each year as a statewide week of advocacy for Latino education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_137_bill_20100817_chaptered.pdf...

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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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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12
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Community College
Hispanic Education Act
H.B. 150; S.B. 132
Enacts the Hispanic Education Act; creates the Hispanic Education Office of the Public Education Department; provides for powers and duties; creates an advisory council. Provides for the study, development and implementation of educational systems that affect ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Dual Credit Program and Indian Education High Schools
H.B. 90
Includes Federal Bureau of Indian Education high schools and tribal colleges in a dual credit program; includes charter schools and a bureau of Indian education high school; provides for payment of textbooks and supplies.
http://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/10%20Regul...

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

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MDSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
College Campus Diversity and Tolerance
H.B. 905; S.B. 438
Requires private institutions of higher education eligible for state aid to submit a report on programs to promote and enhance cultural diversity on campus; requires public institutions of higher education to develop and implement a plan for a program of cultu...

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CAVetoed 10/2007Postsec.Postsecondary Minority/Diversity Issues
S.B. 65
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to authorize San Jose State University and the National Hispanic University to enter into a collaborative agreement that would include outreach, transfer, joint classes for credit, and other programs of ...

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INSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Diversity Committees
H.B. 1256
Creates a diversity committee at each state educational institution to review and approve employment policies concerning diversity; hear faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity; makes recommendations to promote and maintain cultura...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Indian Education Act
H.B. 892/S.B. 1044
Amends the Indian Education Act. Clarifies the duties of the public education department to consult with Indian tribes. Changes the composition of the Indian Education Advisory Council. Directs the the department of education to collaborate and coordinate effo...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Alliance for Underrepresented Students
S.B. 422
Creates the Alliance for Underrepresented Students at New Mexico State University. The purposes of the alliance are to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and retention at the undergraduate and graduate level for unde...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Public Education Department Consulting with Tribes
S.B. 1044
Amends the indian education act. Clarifies the duties of the public education department to consult with Indian tribes. Changes the composition of the Indian Education Advisory Council. Provides for duties of the Indian Education Division, that the funds appr...

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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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MEIssued 01/2007P-12
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Community College
Sub-Cabinet for Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 25 FY 06/07
Creates the Multicultural Affairs Sub-Cabinet to promote interdepartmental collaboration on multicultural policy development and program implementation. Provides that the commissioner of the state department of education, the president of the Maine Community C...

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WARule Adoption 10/2006Postsec.Residency Tuition Requirement for Tribal Members
WAC 250-18-020
Makes changes for "resident" status eligibility for tuition and fees for tribal members by striking a specific listing of eligible tribes and replacing it with a definition of eligible federally-recognized tribes whose traditional and customary tribal boundari...

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SDSigned into law 02/2006Postsec.
Community College
Resident Tuition for Students in Schools Operated by US Bureau of Indian Affairs
S.B. 88
Adds a new section: Any student who is a graduate of an accredited high school operated by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs in the state is entitled to resident classification for the purposes of postsecondary education at a state supported instituti...

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

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

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MTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Nonbeneficiary Students
H.B. 16
Relates to funding for nonbeneficiary students attending tribally controlled community colleges.

http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2005/billhtml/HB0016.htm...

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AZRejected by voters 11/2002Postsec.Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002
Proposition 200
Creates the Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002; allows Indian tribes to contribute a portion of gaming revenues to fund college scholarships and to provide additional resources for elderly care. (http://www.sosaz.com/...

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