On Monday House bills had to have been voted out of the House and Senate bills out of the Senate in order to remain viable. I’ve updated the bill tracking table to show the survivors of the deadlines. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you look for your favorite bills:
- This table contains only legislation that may be of significant interest to CWU not all bills that relate to post-secondary education. If you’re looking for something that’s not here, go to http://www.leg.wa.gov and click on “Bill information.”
- A ü next to a bill means it has moved forward in the process since the previous week.
- Bills labeled “dead” should be deemed “comatose” as they may be revived with the proper procedural actions.
- A * means the bill could be considered “necessary to implement the budget.” These golden words protect the bill to which they are attached from all legislative deadlines.
|CWU HIGHER EDUCATION BILL WATCH
March 9, 2011.
|SB 5442||Three-year degree programs||ü House Higher Ed|
|HB 1089||Instructional materials||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1586||Doctorates/branch campuses||Senate Higher Ed|
|HB 1808||Postsecondary credit||ü Senate Early Learning|
|HB 1524||International Baccalaureate||Senate Early Learning|
|SB 5572||Running Start program||Senate Rules Dead|
|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
Senate Rules Dead
|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 Dead|
|SB 5516||Allowing advance payments for equipment maintenance services for institutions of higher education.||ü House Higher Ed|
|SB 5517||Exempting institutions of higher education that do not use archives and records management services from payment for those services.||Senate Rules Dead|
|SB 5355||Special agency meetings notice requirements||Senate Rules Dead|
|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 Rules Dead|
|SB 5519||Public contracting authority||ü House State Gov’t|
|SB 5521||Addresses commercialization of state university technology.||House State Gov’t|
|CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION / FACILITIES|
|HB 1792||North Puget Sound higher ed||ü Senate Higher Ed|
|EMPLOYMENT / HUMAN RESOURCES|
|SB 5569||Post-retirement employment||Senate Rules Dead|
|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||ü Senate Ways & Means|
|HB 1742||Alternate early retirement||House Ways & Means Dead|
|HB 1083||Postretirement employment||House Ways & Means Dead|
|HB 1262||Annuities & retirement plans||House Ways & Means Dead|
|SB 5614||Implement the compensation and fringe benefit provisions of bargaining agreements with the University of Washington||ü House Labor & Workforce|
|SB 5483||Administrative efficiency in student financial aid progs||Senate Rules Dead|
|HB 1288||Advertising on state. agency web sites||House State Gov’t Dead|
|SB 5553||Public agency web site info||ü House State Gov’t|
|K-12 EDUCATION – TEACHER PREP|
|SB 5479||High school math & science assessment||Senate Early Learning Dead|
|HB 1600||Elementary math specialists||Senate Early Learning Dead|
|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 Dead|
|SB 5182||Establishing the office of student financial assistance by eliminating the higher education coordinating board and transferring its functions to various entities.||* Senate Ways & Means|
|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 Dead|
|HB 1795||Allows universities tuition authority for four years.||* House Ways & Means|
|HB 1666||Implements higher ed funding task force recommendations; links tuition to Global Challenge States; includes new transfer and articulation requirements; adopts National Governors Association “Complete to Compete” performance measures.||* House Ways & Means
* Senate Ways & Means