Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

Thursday, February 18, 2016

12:30 P.M. in Room 1E of the LOB

Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1E of the LOB. Please submit 35 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1E of the LOB and in addition email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HEDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads, Chief Elected Municipal Officials and Students with a valid student ID card. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

I. BILLS FOR REVIEW

1. H.B. No. 5070 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION. (HED)

2. H.B. No. 5069 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. (HED)

3. S.B. No. 23 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE. (HED)

4. H.B. No. 5072 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. (HED)

5. H.B. No. 5071 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING CONNECTICUT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT REGARDING DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS. (HED)

6. S.B. No. 24 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROGRAM APPROVAL FOR INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (HED)

7. S.B. No. 25 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL POLICE FORCES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. (HED)