OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6562 (as amended by House “A”)*

AN ACT CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION AND TRANSITION TO COLLEGE.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows adult education programs to offer college preparatory classes for adults who (1) have either a high school diploma or its equivalent and (2) require post-high school developmental education, in order to help them directly enroll at a higher education institution after completing the program. The local or regional board of education offering such college preparatory classes may charge participants a fee. By law, each local or regional board of education must have its own program of adult classes, or it must enter a cooperative arrangement with another board of education or regional educational service center to provide such a program.

*House Amendment “A” allows local or regional boards of education to charge a fee for college preparatory classes that are offered as an adult education program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/26/2013)

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

32

Nay

0

(04/24/2013)