2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Proprietary School Fees (language only)

Item 138 #1h

Item 138 #1h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of

Page 125, strike lines 32 through 35.
Page 125, line 36, strike "Education in regulating proprietary schools." and insert:
"1.The Department of Education shall develop a revised fee schedule for new licenses and certificates, renewal of licenses and certificates, and miscellaneous fees to support the operation of proprietary school programs in the Department.  In developing the fee schedule, the Department shall ensure that the fees assessed to proprietary schools are equitable.  The fees shall be set in a manner that provides sufficient revenue to defray all of the expenses incurred by the Department for the operation of the proprietary school program and for regulating proprietary schools."
Page 125, after line 40, insert:
"2. Notwithstanding the provisions of 8VAC20-350-510, the Department of Education shall implement the revised fee schedule, pursuant to paragraph 1. above, effective January 1, 2002.  This fee schedule shall be approved by the Board of Education prior to implementation, and the Board shall make this fee schedule available for public comment for a minimum of 30 days prior to its adoption.  The fee schedule developed pursuant to this provision shall not be subject to the Administrative Process Act."

(This amendment would require the Department of Education to develop a more equitable fee schedule for proprietary schools while ensuring that fee revenue would continue to defray all expenses incurred by the department for the operation of the proprietary school program and for regulating proprietary schools.)