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HB467  State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; interstate agreements. (|Jimmie| Massie)
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Summary as Introduced:

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State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; interstate agreements. Authorizes the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to enter into interstate reciprocity agreements authorizing postsecondary distance education. SCHEV will administer the agreements and will approve or disapprove participation in the agreements by degree-granting institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Participation in the agreements by the institutions is voluntary. The bill also requires SCHEV to establish the Distance Learning Reciprocity Advisory Council, which will include representatives from each participating institution.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
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Committee/Subcommitte: S-Education and Health

 

Full Text of Bill:
14101765D
HOUSE BILL NO. 467
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 6, 2014
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1.1 of Title 23 a section numbered 23-9.14:3, relating to interstate reciprocity agreements authorizing postsecondary distance education.
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Patron-- Massie
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1.1 of Title 23 a section numbered 23-9.14:3 as follows:

§ 23-9.14:3. Distance learning reciprocity agreements; participation; Distance Learning Reciprocity Advisory Council.

A. The State Council of Higher Education may enter into interstate reciprocity agreements that authorize accredited degree-granting institutions of higher education located in the Commonwealth to offer postsecondary distance education. The State Council shall administer such agreements and shall approve or disapprove participation in such agreements by accredited degree-granting institutions of higher education located in the Commonwealth. Participation in the agreements shall be voluntary. The State Council shall establish the Distance Learning Reciprocity Advisory Council, which shall include representatives from each participating institution. The Advisory Council shall advise the State Council on the development of policies governing the terms of participation by eligible institutions, including the establishment of fees to be paid by participating institutions to cover direct and indirect administrative costs incurred by the State Council.

B. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit accredited degree-granting institutions of higher education located in the Commonwealth that do not participate in any interstate reciprocity agreement entered into by the State Council of Higher Education from offering postsecondary distance education.

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