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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 329

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 1694

 

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Referred to Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement

 

Introduced by:

 

(HED)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT TUITION AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 10a-77 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Subject to the provisions of section 10a-26, the Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges shall fix fees for tuition at the regional community-technical colleges and shall fix fees for such other purposes as the board deems necessary at the regional community-technical colleges, and may make refunds to the same. The board of trustees shall (1) notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education, in writing, whenever the board proposes for a vote a reduction, increase or maintenance of the fees for tuition, and (2) provide the joint standing committee with an opportunity to comment on such a proposal within a reasonable time prior to a vote on the proposal by the board.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 10a-99 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Subject to the provisions of section 10a-26, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System shall fix fees for tuition and shall fix fees for such other purposes as the board deems necessary at the university, and may make refunds of the same. The board of trustees shall (1) notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education, in writing, whenever the board proposes a reduction, increase or maintenance of the fees for tuition, and (2) provide such joint standing committee with an opportunity to comment on such a proposal within a reasonable time prior to a vote on the proposal by the board.

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 10a-105 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Subject to the provisions of sections 10a-8 and 10a-26, the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut shall fix fees for tuition and shall fix fees for such other purposes as the board deems necessary at The University of Connecticut, and may make refunds of the same. The board of trustees shall (1) notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education, in writing, whenever the board proposes a reduction, increase or maintenance of the fees for tuition, and (2) provide such joint standing committee with an opportunity to comment on such a proposal within a reasonable time prior to a vote on the proposal by the board.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2010

10a-77(a)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2010

10a-99(a)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2010

10a-105(a)

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education has an opportunity to comment on any proposed decreases, increases or maintenance of tuition at public institutions of higher education prior to a vote by the board of trustees on such proposals.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]