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Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marshall D.
Co-Patron(s): Adams, Poindexter
NCI Restructuring (language only)

Item 249 #1h

Item 249 #1h

Procedures for Prepayment of Civil Penalties in an Executive Order
New College Institute

Language

Page 227, strike lines 13 through 21 and insert:

"C. 1.  The Governing Board of the New College Institute shall be authorized to seek an agreement with the New College Foundation and other non-governmental parties to acquire the Building on Baldwin for the amount not funded by the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the federal government through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, other federal monies, or local government.

2.  If agreement on acquisition of the Building on Baldwin cannot be reached, the Governing Board of the New College Institute, with the assistance of the Department of General Services (DGS), is further authorized to plan for the construction or acquisition of a new facility.  Priority will be given to options utilizing existing state property.  The Governing Board and DGS may partner with local community colleges and/or local governments to this end.

D. 1. The Governing Board of the New College Institute shall be authorized to contract with public and private colleges and universities to deliver programs that lead to degrees, certificates or credentials that maximize meeting the needs of the citizens of the region.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the first two years of any program and all workforce training be conducted / delivered by any public two-year institutions as determined by the Governing Board of the New College Institute.

2.  Baccalaureate and higher degrees shall be conducted / delivered by public or private 4-year colleges and universities as determined by the Governing Board of the New College Institute.  Subject to the conditions of D.1., George Mason University and Old Dominion University shall provide access of its program portfolio to the New College Institute through the Online Virginia Network.

E.  The New College Institute and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall evaluate options for alternative pricing that result in lower charges for programs and courses offered to citizens of the region attending the New College Institute.  The options shall not be limited to increased subsidy or financial aid.  The New College Institute and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall report their findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees prior by December 1, 2017."



Explanation

(This amendment is self-explanatory)