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House Bill 1314

House Bill 1314

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1314 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:48 am - DI 71)

Proprietary education. Provides that the executive officer of the commission for higher education (commission) may develop procedures for authorizing out-of-state public and nonprofit degree granting institutions to offer instructional or educational services or training in Indiana. Adds a definition of "degree granting". Requires an out-of-state public or nonprofit degree granting institution seeking to offer instructional or educational services or training in Indiana to receive authorization from the executive officer of the commission to provide instructional or educational services in Indiana. Provides that a person may not do business as a degree granting institution in Indiana unless: (1) the institution is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or is seeking and progressing toward accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education; or (2) the institution is a religious institution that offers educational instruction or an educational program of a clearly religious nature. Provides that the board for proprietary education may join interstate reciprocity agreements and may authorize an institution to operate in Indiana if the institution and the state in which the institution's principal campus is located and its institutional accreditation is provided are members of the interstate reciprocity agreement. Transfers rulemaking authority regarding the regulation of postsecondary proprietary institutions from the state workforce innovation council to the department of workforce development (department). Changes references to "accreditation" to "authorization" in provisions relating to administration of postsecondary credit bearing proprietary institutions. Repeals the definition of "accreditation" and adds a definition of "authorization". Makes changes to the definition of "postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution". Repeals requirements for the issuance of agent permits. Repeals the definition of "agent's permit". Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally makes certain misrepresentations regarding a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution is subject to action by the attorney general's office for making a deceptive consumer sale. Requires the department, in consultation with the commission for higher education, the department of education, the office of the secretary of family and social services, and any other agency the department determines to be necessary, to include information in the Indiana workforce intelligence system (IWIS) regarding middle skill credentials awarded in the state. Requires public and private institutions of higher education, private occupational schools, community colleges, area vocational schools, high school vocational programs, apprenticeship programs, and other public or private workforce training programs to provide the information required for IWIS.
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