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ERIC Number: ED507866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Legislative Review. A Look at Higher Education in Week 10: March 9-13, 2009
North Dakota University System
This issue of "Legislative Review" takes a look at the news in higher education from March 9 to 13, 2009. It reports that this week: (1) HB 1348, a bill that would permit the carrying of concealed weapons at North Dakota University System (NDUS) campus student apartments, was heard in the Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee Thursday, March 12; (2) SB 2062, the North Dakota Opportunity Grant bill, was heard in the House Education Committee Monday, March 9; (3) SB 2038, a bill to continue the "flexibility with accountability" recommended by the Roundtable on Higher Education, was heard in the House Education Committee Monday, March 9; (4) SB 2389, a bill to change the name of Minot State University-Bottineau (MiSU-B) to Dakota College at Bottineau, was heard in the House Education Committee and recommended for passage on a vote of 13-1 Tuesday, March 10. The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) approved the name change at its January 15, 2009, meeting; (5) HB 1347, a bill expanding limitations on use of state property or services to include initiated or referred measures and constitutional amendments, was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, March 9; (6) HB 1400, which addresses recommendations by the Commission on Education Improvement, was heard in the Senate Education Committee Monday, March 9; (7) SB 2020, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Extension appropriation bill, was heard in the House Appropriations, Education and Environment Division, Wednesday, March 11; (8) SB 2155, a bill providing $200,000 for services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, was heard in the House Education Committee Tuesday, March 10; (9) HB 1273, a bill to expand eligibility for dual-credit courses to 10th grade students, received a unanimous "Do Pass" recommendation from the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, March 11. Current state law permits high school juniors and seniors to take advantage of dual-credit opportunities; and (10) SB 2266, a bill providing University of North Dakota (UND) $4.6 million for a nursing simulation laboratory initiative, was heard Wednesday, March 11 in the House Education Committee. The total includes $2.6 million in state general funds and $2 million in federal funding. Lists of bills that failed this week, bills passed this week, and bills on the week 11 agenda are also reported.
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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