Amendments for HB20-1002

House Journal, January 29
22 HB20-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
23 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
24 recommendation:
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26 Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 12 through 27.
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28 Strike pages 4 through 8 and substitute:
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30 "SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-5-145.5 as
31 follows:
32 23-5-145.5. Credit for work-related experience - plan - report
33 - definitions - repeal. (1) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE
34 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
35 (a) "COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION" OR "COMMISSION" HAS
36 THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-1-101.1 (1).
37 (b) "COUNCIL" MEANS THE COUNCIL CREATED AND EXISTING
38 PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-108.5, CONVENED BY THE COMMISSION ON
39 HIGHER EDUCATION.
40 (c) "GUARANTEED-TRANSFER PATHWAYS" OR "GT PATHWAYS"
41 MEANS THE STATEWIDE ARTICULATION MATRIX SYSTEM OF COMMON
42 COURSE NUMBERING FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES DESCRIBED IN
43 SECTION 23-1-108.5 (3)(c).
44 (d) "STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" OR "INSTITUTION"
45 HAS THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-1-135 (2).
46 (e) "STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT" MEANS A
47 STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT DESCRIBED IN SECTION
48 23-1-108 (7).
49 (f) "WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE" MEANS ANY EXPERIENCE
50 ACQUIRED WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS THROUGH PAID OR UNPAID
51 EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT, AN
52 INTERNSHIP, A RESIDENCY, A PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, OR AN
53 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT MAY LEAD TO OR RESULT IN A BUSINESS
54 CREDENTIAL, AN INDUSTRY CREDENTIAL, A TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE, OR
55 A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.
1 (2) (a) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2020, THE COMMISSION, IN
2 CONSULTATION WITH ALL STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
3 SHALL DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR STUDENTS TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ANY
4 COURSE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM THROUGH SUCCESSFUL
5 COMPLETION OF A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
6 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO
7 THE LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE.
8 (b) BEGINNING IN THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR, EACH
9 INSTITUTION SHALL GRANT FULL COURSE CREDIT TO A STUDENT FOR A
10 COURSE THAT THE STUDENT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THROUGH THE
11 REQUIRED PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
12 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF FREE OF TUITION. ANY
13 COURSE CREDIT GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2) MUST BE
14 TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO COMMISSION
15 POLICY REGARDING GT PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER
16 AGREEMENT.
17 (c) AN INSTITUTION MAY ESTABLISH AND CHARGE A FEE TO A
18 STUDENT TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL
19 ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF. A FEE MUST
20 BE TRANSPARENT AND REFLECT THE ACTUAL COST TO ADMINISTER A
21 PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION, OR ANY
22 COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING FACULTY OR STAFF TIME AND
23 RESOURCES, AND ANY APPROPRIATELY AMORTIZED INFRASTRUCTURE
24 COST.
1 25 (d) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2021, AND ON OR BEFORE EACH JULY
26 THEREAFTER, EACH INSTITUTION SHALL REPORT TO THE COMMISSION
27 REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SUBSECTION (2). THE REPORT
28 MUST INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM:
29 (I) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED CREDIT AND
30 TRANSFERRED CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2);
31 (II) DATA REGARDING THE AGE AND DEMOGRAPHICS OF STUDENTS
32 WHO WERE AWARDED CREDIT AND TRANSFERRED CREDIT TO OR FROM THE
33 INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2); AND
34 (III) THE FEE ESTABLISHED AND CHARGED BY THE INSTITUTION, IF
35 ANY, TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
36 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF PURSUANT TO THIS
37 SUBSECTION (2).
38 (3) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2022, THE COUNCIL, IN
39 COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSION, SHALL CREATE, ADOPT, AND
40 IMPLEMENT A PLAN, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS THE "PLAN", TO
41 AWARD POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COURSES IN GT
42 PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT FOR
43 LEARNING DEMONSTRATED FROM WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE. IN
44 CREATING THE PLAN, PRIORITY MAY BE GIVEN TO WORK-RELATED
45 EXPERIENCE THAT IS RESPONSIVE TO WORKFORCE DEMANDS AND GROWING
46 INDUSTRIES IDENTIFIED BY THE MOST RECENT COLORADO TALENT PIPELINE
47 REPORT PREPARED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-46.3-103 OR IDENTIFIED IN
48 CONSULTATION WITH THE COLORADO WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT
49 COUNCIL IN SECTION 24-46.3-101.
50 (4) THE PLAN MUST INCLUDE:
51 (a) A PROCESS FOR ASSESSING AND ALIGNING WORK-RELATED
52 EXPERIENCE TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR
53 AWARDING POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COURSES IN GT
54 PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT, WHICH
55 CREDIT GRANTED MUST BE TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION
1 PURSUANT TO COMMISSION POLICY REGARDING GT PATHWAYS OR A
2 STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT; AND
3 (b) A PROCESS FOR EVALUATING CREDENTIALS EARNED BY A
4 STUDENT AT AN AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE PURSUANT TO SECTION
5 23-60-802 AND DETERMINING HOW POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT
6 WILL TRANSFER FROM AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGES, IF APPROPRIATE, TO
7 PUBLIC TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
8 EDUCATION.
9 (5) THE COUNCIL, IN CREATING THE PLAN, SHALL CONSULT WITH:
10 (a) REPRESENTATIVES OF INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
11 LIMITED TO, FACULTY MEMBERS AND REGISTRARS;
12 (b) REPRESENTATIVES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT
13 STUDENTS IN COLORADO;
14 (c) REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COLORADO WORK FORCE
15 DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL;
16 (d) REPRESENTATIVES OF INDUSTRIES WITH HIGH WORKFORCE
17 DEMAND AND GROWING INDUSTRIES IDENTIFIED IN THE MOST RECENT
18 COLORADO TALENT PIPELINE REPORT AND ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING
19 THEM; AND
20 (e) REPRESENTATIVES SELECTED BY THE COMMISSION.
21 (6) UPON COMPLETION OF THE PLAN, THE COUNCIL, IN
22 COLLABORATION WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
23 (5) OF THIS SECTION, SHALL CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD EXPANDING
24 OPPORTUNITIES FOR AWARDING POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR
25 LEARNING ACQUIRED FROM WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE NOT OTHERWISE
26 ADDRESSED IN THIS SECTION.
27 (7) BEGINNING IN THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR, UNLESS THE PLAN
28 IS IMPLEMENTED PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC
29 YEAR, AN INSTITUTION SHALL ACCEPT IN AND TRANSFER WITHIN THE
30 INSTITUTION AND TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC
31 CREDIT AWARDED FOR WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE FOR A COURSE THAT
32 IS GT PATHWAYS DESIGNATED OR PART OF A STATEWIDE DEGREE
33 TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
34 (8) (a) DURING THE SECOND REGULAR SESSION OF THE
35 SEVENTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 2022, THE DEPARTMENT OF
36 HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL REPORT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF
37 THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR
38 COMMITTEES, REGARDING THE CREATION, ADOPTION, AND
39 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
40 (b) THIS SUBSECTION (8) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.
41 (9) (a) ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2024, AND ON OR BEFORE MARCH
42 1 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE COUNCIL SHALL REPORT TO THE
43 EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
44 REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, REGARDING THE
45 CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE REPORT MUST
46 INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM:
47 (I) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED CREDITS AND
48 WHO TRANSFERRED CREDITS TO OR FROM AN INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO
49 THIS SECTION;
50 (II) DATA REGARDING THE AGE AND DEMOGRAPHICS OF STUDENTS
51 WHO WERE AWARDED CREDITS AND WHO TRANSFERRED CREDITS TO OR
52 FROM AN INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION;
53 (III) THE IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES OF THIS SECTION;
54 (IV) THE FEE ESTABLISHED AND CHARGED BY INSTITUTIONS, IF
55 ANY, TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
1 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
2 (2) OF THIS SECTION;
3 (V) THE DIRECT COSTS IMPOSED ON INSTITUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT
4 THIS SECTION; AND
5 (VI) ANY RECOMMENDED STATUTORY REVISIONS TO THIS SECTION.
136 6 (b) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 24-1-
7 (11)(a)(I), THE REPORTING REQUIREMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
8 (9) CONTINUES UNTIL THE REPEAL OF THIS SUBSECTION (9).
9 (c) THIS SUBSECTION (9) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2029.
10 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-1-125, add (4.7)
11 as follows:
12 23-1-125. Commission directive - student bill of rights - degree
13 requirements - implementation of core courses - competency test -
14 prior learning - prior work-related experience. (4.7) Prior
15 work-related experience. PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-5-145.5, THE
16 COUNCIL CREATED AND EXISTING PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-108.5, IN
17 COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSION, SHALL CREATE, ADOPT, AND
18 IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO DETERMINE AND AWARD POSTSECONDARY
19 ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE.
20 SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
21 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
22 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
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House Journal, March 13
22 HB20-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
23 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
24 recommendation:
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26 Amend the House Education Committee Report, dated January 28, 2020,
27 page 5, after line 11 insert:
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29 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
30 $156,828 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
31 appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that
32 the department will require an additional 0.9 FTE. To implement this act,
33 the department may use this appropriation for administration related to
34 the Colorado commission on higher education and higher education
35 special purpose programs.".
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37 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
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39 Page 5, after line 14 insert:
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41 "Page 1 of the printed bill, line 102, strike "EXPERIENCE." and substitute
42 "EXPERIENCE, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
43 APPROPRIATION.".".
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