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ERIC Number: ED507865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Legislative Review: A Look at Higher Education in Week 9: March 02-06, 2009
North Dakota University System
This issue of "Legislative Review" takes a look at the news in higher education from March 02 to 06, 2009. This Legislative Review reports that: (1) HB 1487, a bill prohibiting expenditure of federal economic stimulus funds unless appropriated by the Legislative Assembly, was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, March 2; (2) North Dakota University System (NDUS) Office and campus testimony in support of SB 2003, the NDUS budget bill, was provided to the House Appropriations Committee, Education and Environment Division, Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6; (3) SB 2076, a bill that would increase to $550,000 the cost of non-state funded projects the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) could approve without legislative approval, was heard in the House Education Committee Monday, March 2; (4) HB 1377, a bill mandating creation of a searchable database of state expenditures by the Office of Management and Budget, was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, March 2; (5) SB 2077, SB 2079 and SB 2081, three University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences bills introduced at the request of the SBHE, were heard in the House Appropriations Committee, Education and Environment Division, Monday, March 2. SB 2077 and SB 2079 received unanimous "do pass" recommendations March 4; (6) HB 1023, the state agency and entity deficiency appropriations bill, was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, March 2; (7) SB 2018, the Department of Commerce appropriation bill that includes funding for Economic Development Centers of Excellence, was heard in the House Appropriations Committee, Government Operations Division, Tuesday, March 3; (8) HB 1434, a bill providing a $500,000 general fund appropriation to create endowed chairs, was heard in the Senate Education Committee Tuesday, March 3; (9) SB 2080, a bill to protect against accreditation mills and false academic degrees, was heard in the House Education Committee Tuesday, March 3 and approved by the House on a vote of 91-1 Wednesday, March 4; (10) HB 1230, the Williston State College (WSC) virtual career and technical education center bill, was heard in the Senate Education Committee Tuesday, March 3; (11) SB 2082, a bill expanding the definition of "resident" to make all veterans eligible for in-state tuition rates, was heard in the House Education Committee Tuesday, March 3; (12) HB 1394, a bill to provide an appropriation for financial assistance to tribally controlled community colleges, was heard in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, March 4; and (13) SB 2087 was heard in the House Education Committee Wednesday, March 4. This bill would exempt applicants for the positions of chancellor and campus president from the Open Records Law during early stages of the search process. Lists of bills failed this week, bills passed this week, and bills on the week 10 schedule are also reported.
North Dakota University System. 600 East Boulevard Avenue Department 215, Bismarck, ND 58505-0230. Tel: 701-328-2960; Fax: 701-328-2961; e-mail: ndus.office@ndus.nodak.edu; Web site: http://www.ndus.nodak.edu
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota University System
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota