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Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Tuition Public Comment (language only)

Item 4-2.01 #1h

Item 4-2.01 #1h

Revenues
Nongeneral Fund Revenues

Language

Page 478, after line 7, insert:

"e) 1) No governing board of any public institution of higher education shall approve an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without providing students, any parent who has co-signed a student loan through the institution, and the public (i) a projected range of the planned increase, an explanation of the need for the increase, notice of the date and location of a board meeting at which such individuals shall be permitted to provide public comment in advance of any vote on the planned increase, by email and posting on the homepage of the institution's website and in any student newspaper, at least 30 days prior to such meeting and (ii) notice of the date and location of any vote on such increase by similar methods at least 30 days prior to such vote.

2) Prior to any vote referenced in subsection e) 1), the governing board of each public institution of higher education shall permit public comment on the proposed increase at a meeting of the governing board. Each such governing board shall establish policies for such public comment, which may include reasonable time limitations."



Explanation

(This amendment provides for public comment prior to any governing board voting on tuition and fee increases.)