Substitute for S.B. No. 8
Session Year 2023


To (1) extend the debt-free community college program to returning students, (2) increase the amount of minimum grants under the debt-free community college program, (3) reallocate ARPA funds under the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship program to the Connecticut State University System, (4) require the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority to establish a Student Loan Subsidy Program to reduce the interest rate on authority loans to individuals employed in certain high-demand professions, and (5) provide a tax deduction to residents of the state who paid interest on student loans during the taxable year.

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Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 3/21/2023(LCO)File Number 139
 3/21/2023Senate Calendar Number 104
 3/21/2023Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 3/21/2023(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/14/2023(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/20/23 5:00 PM
 3/7/2023(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/7/2023(HED)Joint Favorable
 2/24/2023Public Hearing 03/02
 2/23/2023Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement
 2/22/2023Drafted by Committee
 1/19/2023(HED)Vote to Draft
 1/4/2023Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement

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