HB 726 Higher education; guidelines for designation by students their portion of mandatory student fees.
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Summary as introduced:
Designation of student fees. Directs the State Council of Higher Education to develop guidelines for procedures for the designation by students of that portion of mandatory student fees not applied to educational or auxiliary programs, athletic teams and programs, student health services, or student activities, for donation to approved, tax-exempt charitable and civic organizations. Such procedures shall provide for the automatic application of such fee portion to men's and women's athletic programs, including intercollegiate and intramural activities, in the event the student fails to designate an approved recipient.

The State Council shall develop and maintain a list of charitable or civic organizations approved for such designated fees. The relevant boards of visitors shall implement procedures consistent with such guidelines for students to designate that portion of any student fees not applied to educational or auxiliary programs, athletic teams and programs, student health services, or student activities, for donation to approved, tax-exempt charitable and civic organizations.

Pursuant to the 2003 Appropriation Act, the "determination of proper tuition, fees and charges shall be made by the Board of Visitors ..." ( 4-2.01 (b)(2)(b)). Institutions were permitted to increase mandatory undergraduate fees for "purposes other than Educational and General Programs" by no more than five percent; however, this restriction did not apply to fee increases related directly to capital projects and student health services. ( 4-2.01 (b)(5)). In addition, each institution is to "communicate its tuition and fee charges, as approved by its board of visitors, to the Secretary of Education, the State Council of Higher Education, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by May 15 of each fiscal year (Item 136 E 6).

Full text:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 043749396  pdf

Status:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 043749396
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/04  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: 4
02/04/04  House: Continued to 2005 in Education (22-Y 0-N)
12/10/04  House: Left in Education