SB 100 - Nonpublic Postsecondary Educ. Commission - powers, duties

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 100 - Nonpublic Postsecondary Educ. Commission - powers, duties

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Senate Comm: H Ed / House Comm: USys / Senate Vote: Yeas 44 Nays 2 --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/13/95 Read 1st time 2/6/95 1/31/95 Favorably Reported 2/1/95 Read 2nd Time 2/7/95 2/3/95 Read 3rd Time 2/3/95 Passed/Adopted --------------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 20-3-250.5, 20-3-411
SB 10095 LC 8 2323 SENATE BILL 100 By: Senators Henson of the 55th, Tysinger of the 41st, Taylor of the 12th and others A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 7 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to scholarships, loans, 1- 3 and grants, so as to expand the general powers and duties of 1- 4 the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission; to change 1- 5 certain definitions regarding tuition equalization grants; 1- 6 to include a qualified proprietary institution of higher 1- 7 education located in the state; to provide criteria for the 1- 8 receipt of tuition equalization grants; to provide for 1- 9 applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1-10 purposes. 1-11 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-12 Article 7 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official Code of 1-13 Georgia Annotated, relating to scholarships, loans, and 1-14 grants, is amended by striking paragraphs (8) and (9) of 1-15 subsection (b) of Code Section 20-3-250.5, relating to the 1-16 general powers and duties of the Nonpublic Postsecondary 1-17 Education Commission, and inserting in lieu thereof the 1-18 following: 1-19 "(8) To receive and hold title to property, equipment, 1-20 money, and materials; and 1-21 (9) To contract with other state, federal, or local 1-22 public or private schools and other entities, 1-23 individuals, or other legal entities for the provision 1-24 of services or activities the commission deems 1-25 necessary; and. 1-26 (10) To establish and promulgate regulations for 1-27 qualified proprietary institutions whose students 1-28 receive tuition equalization grants in accordance with 1-29 the criteria set forth in subparagraph (C) of paragraph 1-30 (2) of Code Section 20-3-411." S. B. 100 -1- (Index) LC 8 2323 SECTION 2. 2- 1 Said article is further amended by striking the word "and" 2- 2 at the end of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2), by striking 2- 3 the period at the end of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) 2- 4 and inserting in lieu thereof "; and", and by adding at the 2- 5 end of paragraph (2) of Code Section 20-3-411, relating to 2- 6 definitions regarding tuition equalization grants, a new 2- 7 subparagraph (C) to read as follows: Acertd�Y@dTY@d�Y@d"Y@d�Y@d�Y@dW 2- 9 education located in this state which is a 2-10 degree-granting institution of higher education; which 2-11 is accredited by a regional accrediting agency 2-12 recognized by the United States Department of 2-13 Education; which is not a Bible school or college (or, 2-14 at the graduate level, a school or college of theology 2-15 or divinity); which admits as regular students only 2-16 persons who have a high school diploma, a general 2-17 education development (GED) certificate, or a degree 2-18 from an accredited postsecondary institution; whose 2-19 students are eligible to participate in the federal 2-20 Pell Grant program; which has been reviewed and 2-21 approved for operation and for receipt of tuition 2-22 equalization grant funds by the Georgia Nonpublic 2-23 Postsecondary Education Commission; and which has been 2-24 in existence for at least ten years, provided that, 2-25 for purposes of this subparagraph, 'regional 2-26 accrediting agency recognized by the United States 2-27 Department of Education' shall include only: 2-28 (i) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 2-29 Commission on Colleges; 2-30 (ii) North Central Association of Colleges and 2-31 Schools; 2-32 (iii) Middle States Association of Colleges and 2-33 Schools; 2-34 (iv) New England Association of Schools and 2-35 Colleges; 2-36 (v) Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; 2-37 or 2-38 (vi) Western Association of Schools and Colleges; 2-39 provided, further, that the criteria for approval for 2-40 receipt of tuition equalization grant funds shall S. B. 100 -2- (Index) LC 8 2323 3- 1 include but not be limited to areas of course study, 3- 2 quality of instruction, student placement rate, 3- 3 research and library sources, faculty, support staff, 3- 4 financial resources, physical plant facilities 3- 5 resources, and support and equipment resources." SECTION 3. 3- 6 Any proprietary institution that is otherwise qualified 3- 7 pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of Code 3- 8 Section 20-3-411 on the effective date of this Act shall be 3- 9 deemed to be eligible for receipt of tuition equalization 3-10 grant funds subject, however, to any subsequent review of 3-11 such approval pursuant to any proper regulations which may 3-12 thereafter be adopted in accordance with paragraph (10) of 3-13 subsection (b) of Code Section 20-3-250.5 applicable to all 3-14 qualified proprietary institutions. SECTION 4. 3-15 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 3-16 repealed. S. B. 100 -3- (Index)

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