Now that the session has narrowed down the group of bills that are viable, I’ll start updating this bill table regularly. After every legislative deadline, fewer and fewer will be a live. From time to time a new one will pop up. But here’s where we’re starting.
|CWU HIGHER EDUCATION BILL WATCH
March 4, 2011
This table contains only legislation that may be of significant interest to CWU. In order to remain viable, bills must have been voted out of the chamber in which they originated by March 7. A ü next to a bill means it has moved forward in the process since the previous week.
|SB 5442||Three-year degree programs||Senate Rules|
|HB 1089||Instructional materials||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1586||Doctorates/branch campuses||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1808||Postsecondary credit||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1524||International baccalaureate||Senate Early Learning|
|SB 5572||Running start program||House Rules|
|HB 1822||Western Governors University recognized as a Washington baccalaureate degree-granting institution that is self-supporting.
5136 adds that the HECB is required to obtain the approval of the Legislature before allowing students at Western Governors University-Washington to utilize state need grant.
|Senate Higher Ed
|SB 5636||WSU Everett – takeover occurs July 1, 2014 if WSU completes a plan for meeting the future academic needs of the region and establishes an engineering degree program at the center. HECB must OK the change.||House Higher Ed|
|HB 1394||“College efficiency and Savings Act” Lifts restrictions on higher education institutions with respect to meetings, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel, and hiring.||House Ways & Means|
|SB 5516||Allowing advance payments for equipment maintenance services for institutions of higher education.||Senate Rules|
|SB 5517||Exempting institutions of higher education that do not use archives and records management services from payment for those services.||Senate Floor|
|SB 5355||Special agency meetings notice requirements||Senate Floor|
|SB 5268||Meetings higher education groups do not require approval by OFM; PBIs exempt from the restrictions on personal service contracts, equipment acquisition, travel, and employment.||Senate Floor|
|SB 5519||Public contracting authority||Senate Floor|
|SB 5521||Addresses commercialization of state university technology.||House State Gov’t|
|CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION / FACILITIES|
|HB 1792||North Puget Sound higher ed||House Floor|
|EMPLOYMENT / HUMAN RESOURCES|
|SB 5569||Post-retirement employment||Senate Floor|
|HB 1625||An offered retirement strategy fund with the retirement date closest to the retirement target date of the member is the default retirement plan for Plan 3 systems||House Floor|
|HB 1742||Alternate early retirement||House Ways & Means|
|HB 1083||Postretirement employment||House Ways & Means|
|HB 1262||Annuities & retirement plans||House Ways & Means|
|SB 5614||Implement the compensation and fringe benefit provisions of bargaining agreements with the University of Washington||Senate Floor|
|SB 5483||Administrative efficiency in student financial aid progs|
|HB 1288||Advertising on state. agency web sites||House Ways & Means|
|SB 5553||Public agency web site info||Senate Floor|
|K-12 EDUCATION – TEACHER PREP|
|SB 5479||High school math & science assessment||Senate Early Learning|
|HB 1600||Elementary math specialists||Senate Early Learning|
|HB 1522||Credit for prior learning||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1669||Educational opportunity gap||Senate Early Learning|
|HB 1710||Career & technical education||Senate Early Learning|
|HB 1760||Internship opportunities||House Rules|
|SB 5639||K-12 governance: OSPI retained; OEO. AGOAC, PESB, QEC agencies eliminated; State Dept of Education and P-12 ed council created.
Establishes the WA State Ed Council to study integration of K-20 governance.
|Senate Ways & Means
Senate Early Learning
|HB 1654||Tuition for excess credits||House Higher Ed|
|HB 1795||Allows universities tuition authority for four years.||House Higher Ed|
|HB 1666||Higher ed funding task force||House Ways & Means
Senate Ways & Means