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Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 5824

   
 

*HB0664805824SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6648

File No. 237

Cal. No. 344

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to develop a performance funding formula pursuant to which not less than seven per cent of all state funding for public higher education is set aside to reward constituent units that achieve or make progress on certain performance criteria. The task force shall consider the following performance enhancement criteria: A demonstrated improvement in (1) total degree attainment, (2) time spent in degree attainment, (3) minority and low income student degree attainment, (4) student retention rates, (5) progression from developmental to college level courses, (6) degrees in STEM and other high priority fields, and (7) administrative efficiency.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(7) The president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or the president's designee;

(8) The executive director of the Office of Higher Education, or the executive director's designee; and

(9) The chairperson of the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut, or the chairperson's designee.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2014, the task force shall submit a report on its performance funding formula to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and appropriations, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2014, whichever is later. "

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

Sec. 501

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