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House Bill 1270


House Bill 1270

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1270 (Updated March 8, 2012 11:48 am - DI 84)


Higher education. Abolishes the state student assistance commission (SSAC). Abolishes the commission on proprietary education (COPE). Requires the commission for higher education (CHE) to administer the functions formerly administered by SSAC. Establishes the board for proprietary education (BPE). Permits the BPE to adopt reasonable rules. Specifies that the BPE must meet at least four times each year. Provides that the BPE is responsible for accrediting a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution. Provides that the CHE is responsible for providing staff and office space for the BPE. Specifies that the CHE is to determine the maximum higher education award and freedom of choice award, subject to approval by the budget agency with review of the budget committee. Requires the CHE to submit annual higher education award reports to the budget committee. Provides that the state workforce innovation council is responsible for accrediting postsecondary proprietary educational institutions that are non credit bearing. Establishes the office for career and technical schools within the state workforce innovation council. Provides that the market research of a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution may not be considered or required by the BPE as a condition for accrediting or renewing the accreditation of or for approval of the programs of a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution. Transfers proceedings pending before the Indiana commission on proprietary education on July 1, 2012, to the BPE for a proceeding pertaining to a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution or to the state workforce innovation council if the proceeding pertains to a postsecondary proprietary educational institution. Requires the auditor of state to transfer $300,000 of the balance of the career college student assurance fund to the career college student assurance fund administered by the BPE. Requires the state auditor to transfer the balance of the current career college student assurance fund to the student assurance fund administered by the state workforce innovation council. Requests the legislative council to assign issues relating to the accreditation of proprietary institutions to an appropriate study committee. Repeals: (1) provisions relating to establishment and administration of SSAC; (2) provisions relating to establishment and administration of COPE; (3) certain provisions requiring the CHE to provide SSAC information to implement the minority teacher or nursing scholarship program; and (4) definitions relating to SSAC or COPE. Adds transitional provisions. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
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