HB 308 (BR 194) - C. Rollins II, D. Keene, L. Clark, R. Crimm, C. Miller, T. Riner, D. Watkins
AN ACT relating to regulation of for-profit postsecondary educational institutions.
Repeal and reenact KRS 165A.340 to abolish the Kentucky Board for Proprietary Education and create the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education; set up commission membership and prescribe duties; require the commission to hire an executive director with a background in commerce, business, or education; designate responsibilities of the executive director; require the commission to promulgate administrative regulations, including commission operations and accountability procedures; amend KRS 165A.450 to mandate contributions to the student protection fund; instruct the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to set minimum fund balance at $500,000, levy a scaled structure of fees on each school when fund drops below minimum balance, and make students aware of fund and process for filing claims; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to conform; provide for the transition from the board to the commission and the transfer of all records, funds, and materials.
HB 308 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, C. Rollins II) - Retain original provision, except require the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the method for calculating job placement rates; delete mandate for a proprietary school to use federal guidelines on placement and graduation rates when supplying required information to an applicant for enrollment.
HFA (2, R. Meeks) - Retain original provisions, except delete reference to Consumer Protection Act and replace with requirement that the schedule for reviewing advertisements and recruitment materials, and practices of member institutions comply with KRS Chapter 165A.
SCS - Retain original provisions except replace as a member of the commission the auditor of public accounts with the commissioner of education; direct the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the method of calculating placement rates and a schedule for reviewing advertisements and recruitment materials of member institutions to ensure compliance with KRS Chapter 165A; authorize the commission to promulgate administrative regulations in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education; require the commission to provide an annual status report to Interim Joint Committee on Education in addition to the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing & Occupations; direct the commission to consider complaints in a timely manner; delete mandate for a proprietary school to use federal guidelines on placement and graduation rates when supplying required information to an applicant for enrollment; limit to one academic year or less the time frame that constitutes a leave of absence from a school at the time of its closing to qualify for a payout from the student protection fund; require that the student protection fund be maintained solely to reimburse eligible Kentucky students.
Jan 25-introduced in House
Jan 26-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Jan 27-posted in committee
Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 6, 2012; floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 7-floor amendment (2) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 91-5
Feb 8-received in Senate
Feb 10-to Education (S)
Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 27, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 28-received in House; to Rules (H)
Mar 29-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 95-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 30-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 76)