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Overview
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Hernandez, Senator Dembrow, Representative Alonso Leon, Bynum, Heard, Senator Roblan, Thatcher
Regular Sponsors: Representative Keny-Guyer, McLain, Nosse, Salinas, Sollman (Presession filed.)
Bill Title: Relating to setting the costs of attending public universities; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires each public university to establish advisory body to advise university president on recommendations to governing board regarding tuition and mandatory enrollment fees.
Requires governing board of] each public university to establish Tuition Advisory Council to make recommendations] advisory body to advise university president on recommendations to governing board regarding tuition and mandatory enrollment fees. Requires governing board to submit specified information and materials to Higher Education Coordinating Commission if board will increase tuition and mandatory enrollment fees by more than three percent, with additional information and materials required if board seeks to increase tuition and mandatory enrollment fees by more than five percent.] Establishes criteria for commission approval of proposed increase in tuition and mandatory enrollment fees of more than five percent.] Requires public university to provide specified training and information to advisory body. Requires advisory body to document consideration of specified impacts on recommended tuition and mandatory enrollment fees before making recommendation to president of university. Requires advisory body to provide meaningful opportunities to participate in process and deliberation of advisory body to recognized student government and other students enrolled at public university. Requires advisory body to provide written report to president of university setting forth recommendations, deliberations and observations of advisory body regarding tuition and mandatory enrollment fees. Specifies contents of report. Requires governing board to receive and consider written reports from advisory body when determining tuition and mandatory enrollment fees. Provides that if Higher Education Coordinating Commission must approve request by governing board to increase total of tuition and mandatory enrollment fees for undergraduate resident students by more than five percent, that public university will provide commission with written reports from advisory body and any other information or materials commission determines are necessary for commission to reach determination. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Education
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