HB18-1437

HB18-1437 - Costs Of College-level Courses In Corrections Educational Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning eliminating the requirement that a person who participates in college-level academic programs through the correctional education program in the department of corrections must bear entirely the costs associated with such programs.

Under current law, the correctional education program in the department of corrections is required to provide every person in a correctional facility who demonstrates college-level aptitudes with the opportunity to participate in college-level academic programs that may be offered within the correctional facility. However, unless financial assistance for costs of the programs is provided through certain programs or through private or federally funded grants or scholarships, costs associated with such college-level academic programs must be borne entirely by the person participating in the program. The bill removes this stipulation concerning costs and states instead that such costs may be borne through private, local, or federally funded gifts, grants, donations, or scholarships, or by such persons themselves, or through any combination of such funding.

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

 

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Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/22/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/22/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/03/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/03/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education