2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Clarify off-campus site approval process (language only)

Item 4-5.05 #1s

Item 4-5.05 #1s

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Page 593, strike lines 46-51.
Page 594, strike lines 1-2, and insert:
"A public college or university seeking to use any funds, whether from the general fund or nongeneral funds, to create, establish, or operate an off-campus instructional location must first refer the matter to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for information, consideration, and recommendation to the Governor and the General Assembly.   Further, no institution shall establish a new site without legislative action by the Governor and General Assembly.  The Governor and General Assembly shall consider the recommendation of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia before taking legislative action to approve the creation of the new site.  For the colleges of the Virginia Community College System, the State Board for Community Colleges shall be responsible for approving off-campus locations. Sites governed by this requirement are those at any locations not contiguous to the main campus of the institution, including locations outside Virginia.  The State Council of Higher Education shall establish guidelines to implement this provision."

(This amendment clarifies the existing language for establishing an off-campus site of an institution of higher education. The proposed language makes it clear that institutions must seek review from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for all newly proposed site plans and must gain approval by the Governor and General Assembly before establishing such centers.)