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Substitute House Bill No. 5116

Public Act No. 17-156

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT DATA.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 10a-6b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) The council shall work with the Labor Department and utilize existing data networks to (1) produce periodic reports, capable of being sorted by student age, on the employment status, job retention and earnings of students enrolled in academic and noncredit vocational courses and programs, both prior to enrollment and after completion of such courses and programs, who leave the constituent units upon graduation or otherwise, and (2) develop an annual affordability index for public higher education that is based on state-wide median family income. Such reports shall be made accessible on an Internet web site in aggregate form with guidance from the Planning Commission for Higher Education.

Approved July 6, 2017