MODIFY REGULATION OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS.

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 685 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 19, 2011
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Apodaca.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-308 (Senate Action) (Jun 27 2011)
S 685/S.L. 2011-308

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/19/11, 5/11/11, 5/18/11, and 6/14/11. Enacted June 27, 2011. Sections 1–9 are effective January 1, 2012. Section 10 is effective July 1, 2011. The remainder is effective June 27, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 14 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
    Amends GS 115D-89, making technical changes to correct references to the State Board of Proprietary Schools.


  • Summary date: May 18 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Clarifies that neither a General Assembly member, the spouse of a General Assembly member, nor an officer or employee of the state may serve as an appointed member on the State Board of Proprietary Schools. Amends GS 115D-92 to clarify that the State Board of Proprietary Schools has the authority, as provided in GS 115D-89.3, to establish fees for licenses, renewals, and approvals granted, and for inspections.


  • Summary date: May 11 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends the title of the Board established in the North Carolina Community Colleges System Office in proposed GS 115D-89.1 to the State Board of Proprietary Schools (was, the State Board of Private Sector Postsecondary Education). Makes conforming changes to various provisions in GS Chapter 115D to replace references to the State Board of Private Sector Postsecondary Education with references to the State Board of Proprietary Schools (Board), or to add references to the State Board of Proprietary Schools, as applicable. Clarifies that either the President of the North Carolina Community College System or the President’s designee is to serve on the State Board of Proprietary Schools. Deletes provision that initial appointments to the Board must begin July 1, 2011. Deletes requirement that the Governor convene the membership of the Board on or before January 1, 2012. Clarifies that the Board’s authority to establish certain fees is in accordance with Article 2A of GS Chapter 150B. Deletes changes to subsection GS 115D-95(c) and subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (c), which replaced authority of the State Board of Community Colleges with regard to bond waivers, assignment of savings account, and certain certificates of deposit, transferring that authority to the State Board of Private Sector Postsecondary Education. Amends GS 115D-95(b)(2) to provide that bond amounts required with the application for a license as a proprietary school must be evaluated under this subdivision and the rules of the State Board of Community Colleges and the State Board of Proprietary Schools (was, the rules of the State Board of Community Colleges). Makes additional technical and clarifying changes.


  • Summary date: Apr 19 2011 - More information

    Enacts new GS 115D-89.1, establishing the seven-member State Board of Private Sector Postsecondary Education (State Board of PSPE) in the Community Colleges System Office, effective January 1, 2012. Details State Board of PSPE membership, appointing authority, term limits, and additional administrative provisions. Prohibits a General Assembly member or spouse or a state officer or employee from serving on the State Board of PSPE. Requires the State Board of Community Colleges to receive written recommendations from the State Board of PSPE regarding applicants and renewal applicants for proprietary school licenses. Directs the State Board of Community Colleges to also receive recommended changes to GS Chapter 115D or 23 NCAC 3A from the State Board of PSPE. Directs the State Board of PSPE to provide a written report including specified information to the State Board of Community Colleges each year. Amends various provisions in GS Chapter 115D to replace references to the President of the Community College System with references to the State Board of Private Sector Postsecondary Education, or to add references to the State Board of PSPE, as applicable. Amends GS 115D-91, clarifying that all licenses will expire on June 30 (rather than on June 30 next following issuance). Amends GS 115D-95.1, stating that the State Board of PSPE will serve as the Student Protection Advisory Committee, and makes conforming changes.
    Effective July 1, 2011, terminates two positions in the Community Colleges System Office of Proprietary Schools. Places fiduciary responsibility for the Commercial Education Fund in the State Board of PSPE on January 1, 2012.
    Authorizes appointments to the State Board of PSPE to be made on or after the day the act becomes law, and permits the State Board of PSPE to meet after all members have been appointed. Allows the State Board of PSPE to establish operations before January 1, 2012, with approval from the State Board of Community Colleges. Effective when the act becomes law.
    Effective January 1, 2012, unless otherwise indicated.


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