Substitute House Bill No. 6773
          Substitute House Bill No. 6773

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-285


AN    ACT    CONCERNING   OVERSIGHT   OF   PRIVATE
OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS BY THE DEPARTMENT  OF  HIGHER
EDUCATION.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection (a) of section 10a-22u
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  shall be an account to be known as
the private occupational school student protection
account  within  the  General  Fund.  Each private
occupational school authorized in accordance  with
the  provisions  of  sections  10a-22a to 10a-22k,
inclusive, shall pay to  the  State  Treasurer  an
amount  equal  to  one-half of one per cent of the
tuition  received  by  such  school  per  calendar
quarter exclusive of any refunds paid, except that
correspondence and home study  schools  authorized
in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of sections
10a-22a to 10a-22k, inclusive, shall contribute to
said   account   only  for  Connecticut  residents
enrolled in such schools. Payments shall  be  made
by   January   thirtieth,  April  thirtieth,  July
thirtieth and October thirtieth in each  year  for
tuition  received  during  the  three  months next
preceding the month of payment. Said account shall
be  used  for the purposes of section 10a-22v. Any
interest, income and dividends  derived  from  the
investment of the account shall be credited to the
account. All direct expenses for  the  maintenance
of  the account may be charged to the account upon
the  order   of   the   State   Comptroller.   The
Commissioner  of  Higher  Education may assess the
account (1) for all direct  expenses  incurred  in
the implementation of the purposes of this section
which are in excess of the normal expenditures  of
the Department of Higher Education for accounting,
auditing and clerical services  and  (2)  for  the
fiscal years ending June 30, [1996] 1998, and June
30, [1997] 1999, in an amount not  to  exceed  one
hundred  [eighteen] FIFTY thousand dollars in each
of   such   fiscal   years   for   personnel   and
administrative   expenses   for  the  purposes  of
sections 10a-22a to 10a-22k,  inclusive,  PROVIDED
SUCH  AMOUNT  DOES  NOT EXCEED THE ANNUAL INTEREST
ACCRUAL,  which  shall  be  transferred   to   the
appropriation   of   the   Department   of  Higher
Education for personal services and other expenses
FOR  POSITIONS  AND  RESPONSIBILITIES  RELATING TO
SAID  SECTIONS,  provided   the   department   has
expended  all  federal funds that may be available
for personnel and administrative expenses for  the
purposes of said sections.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1997.

Approved June 26, 1997