HB17-1282

HB17-1282 - Rural Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the creation of a veterinary education loan repayment program to assist veterinarians with education loan repayments in exchange for providing veterinary services in rural areas of the state in need of veterinary services.

The bill creates the state veterinary education loan repayment council (council), which consists of 5 directors appointed by the governor. The council administers the veterinary education loan repayment program (program) by use of funds from the veterinary education loan repayment fund (fund), which program and fund are also created in the bill. Through the program, the council provides veterinary education loan repayments from the fund to eligible veterinarians who:

 

  • Have graduated from an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine school;
  • Currently live in Colorado or, at some point, have lived in Colorado for at least 3 years; and
  • Agree to practice veterinary medicine for up to 4 years in a rural area of the state that is experiencing a shortage of veterinarians that the council designates for participation in the program.

To implement the program, the council enters into a contract with an eligible veterinarian and the rural area of the state in which the veterinarian will practice veterinary medicine.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/24/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/24/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2017 - House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/10/2017 - Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/10/2017 - First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised
05/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
05/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/27/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/19/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/17/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/10/2017 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources