Amendments for HB22-1009

House Journal, April 18
23 HB22-1009 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
24 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
25 recommendation:
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27 Amend printed bill page 2, strike line 11 and substitute "(1) and (3); and
28 add (1.3), (1.5), (1.7), (2.2) and (2.4) as follows:".
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30 Page 2, after line 13 insert:
31 "(1) "Department" means the department of education created and
32 existing pursuant to section 24-1-115 "AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE"
33 MEANS THE TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING RECEIVED BY A QUALIFIED
34 PROVIDER FOR A COHORT DURING THE TIME PERIOD FROM THE BEGINNING
35 OF THE COHORT THROUGH THE END OF THE COHORT PERIOD DIVIDED BY
36 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED FROM THE COHORT
37 DURING THE COHORT PERIOD.
38 (1.3) "COHORT" MEANS THE GROUP OF STUDENTS WHO ENTER THE
39 PROGRAM DURING A TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1 OF EACH
40 YEAR.
41 (1.5) "COHORT PERIOD" MEANS THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING
42 JULY 1 OF THE YEAR THE COHORT BEGINS THROUGH JUNE 30 OF THE
43 SUBSEQUENT STATE FISCAL YEAR.
44 (1.7) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
45 CREATED AND EXISTING PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-1-115.
46 (2.2) "GRADUATE" MEANS A STUDENT WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY
47 COMPLETED ALL OF THE STATE AND QUALIFIED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS
48 NECESSARY TO OBTAIN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
49 (2.4) "GRADUATION RATE" MEANS THE NUMBER OF GRADUATES
50 FROM A COHORT WHO GRADUATED DURING THE COHORT PERIOD DIVIDED
51 BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE COHORT.".
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53 Page 2, line 17, strike "(1) and (5)(a) introductory portion;" and substitute
54 "(1), (3)(a), (3)(i), (5)(a) introductory portion (5)(a)(I), and (7)(a);".
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1 Page 2, after line 24 insert:
2 "(3) The criteria necessary to be a qualified provider includes:
3 (a) Experience providing dropout recovery services; as provided
4 in section 22-10.3-102 (4);
5 (i) The ability to provide preparation for industry-recognized
6 credentials OR CREDENTIALS THAT ALIGN WITH THE CAREER
7 DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS PROGRAM'S QUALIFIED PROGRAM LIST PUBLISHED
8 BY THE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PURSUANT TO SECTION
9 22-54-138 (3)(a);".
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11 Page 3, after line 4 insert:
12 "(I) Two hundred fifty FIVE HUNDRED dollars for completion of
13 each half-credit; CREDIT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE COMPLETION OF TWO
14 HALF-CREDITS;".
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16 Page 3, after line 13 insert:
17 "(7) (a) (I) The department shall review data from each qualified
18 provider to ensure the programs offered by each qualified provider are
19 meeting minimum program performance standards, including, FOR EACH
20 COHORT THAT BEGINS ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2022, a minimum fifty
21 percent high school AVERAGE graduation rate from the qualified
22 provider's programs, calculated one year in arrears AND AN AVERAGE
23 COST PER GRADUATE OF NO MORE THAN SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
24 (II) For purposes of subsection (7)(a)(I) of this section: ON JULY
25 1, 2022, AND ON JULY 1 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT
26 SHALL ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF THE MAXIMUM AVERAGE COST PER
27 GRADUATE DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (7)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION IN
28 ACCORDANCE WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN THE
29 DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, OR ITS
30 APPLICABLE SUCCESSOR INDEX, PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES
31 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. THE DEPARTMENT
32 SHALL PUBLISH THE ADJUSTED AMOUNT ON ITS WEBSITE NO LATER THAN
33 JULY 15 OF EACH YEAR. FOR EACH COHORT, THE APPLICABLE MAXIMUM
34 AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE IS THE AMOUNT IN EFFECT AT THE END OF
35 THE COHORT PERIOD.
36 (A) The high school graduation rate for a qualified provider is
37 determined by dividing the total number of high school graduates for the
38 cohort year by the total number of all students for the cohort year for
39 which the qualified provider has received payments; and
40 (B) The qualified provider's cost per graduate is not more than
41 seven thousand dollars, determined by dividing the total payments
42 received by the qualified provider for the cohort year divided by the total
43 number of students earning a high school diploma.".
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45 Page 3, line 15, strike "portion" and substitute "portion, (1)(d), and (2);
46 and add (1)(f), (1)(g), (1)(h), and (3)".
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48 Page 3, line 20, strike "department:" and substitute "department, BY
49 COHORT:
50 (d) The total number of industry-recognized credentials earned for
51 each tier of funding described in section 22-10.3-103 (5)(a) by eligible
52 students for whom the qualified provider is receiving payments; and
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1 (f) THE AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE FOR THE COHORT FOR
2 WHICH THE COHORT PERIOD ENDED IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR AND
3 UPDATED COST PER GRADUATE INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER COHORT
4 FOR WHICH THE COHORT PERIOD HAS ENDED BUT A STUDENT FROM THE
5 COHORT ACHIEVED ONE OF THE OUTCOMES DESCRIBED IN SECTION
6 22-10.3-103 (5)(a) IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR;
7 (g) THE GRADUATION RATE FOR THE COHORT FOR WHICH THE
8 COHORT PERIOD ENDED IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR AND UPDATED
9 GRADUATION RATE INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER COHORT FOR WHICH
10 THE COHORT PERIOD HAS ENDED BUT A STUDENT FROM THE COHORT
103 11 ACHIEVED ONE OF THE OUTCOMES DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-10.3-
12 (5)(a) IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR; AND
13 (h) TO THE EXTENT AVAILABLE, THE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
14 OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE QUALIFIED PROVIDER'S PROGRAM,
15 INCLUDING AGE, GENDER, RACE, AND ETHNICITY. PROVIDING
16 DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND A STUDENT IS NOT
17 REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TO A QUALIFIED
18 PROVIDER. EACH QUALIFIED PROVIDER SHALL DEVELOP PROCEDURES FOR
19 REQUESTING, COMPLETING, AND UPDATING STUDENTS' DEMOGRAPHIC
20 INFORMATION.
21 (2) On or before October 15 of each year in which program
22 payments were disbursed for the prior state fiscal year, the department
23 shall submit to the education and the business affairs and labor
24 committees of the house of representatives, or any successor committees;
25 and to the education and the business, labor, and technology committees
26 of the senate, or any successor committees, a report listing THAT
27 INCLUDES A LIST OF program qualified providers, and summarizing the
28 information received from qualified providers pursuant to subsection (1)
29 of this section, and other workforce and postsecondary outcomes,
30 including employment and college enrollment.
31 (3) ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 15 OF EACH YEAR IN WHICH PROGRAM
32 PAYMENTS WERE DISBURSED FOR THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE
33 DEPARTMENT SHALL PUBLISH ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE A REPORT
34 OF EACH QUALIFIED PROVIDER'S PROGRAM REPORT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL
35 COHORT MADE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.".
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37 Page 3, strike lines 21 through 24 and substitute:
105 38 "SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 22-10.3-
39 as follows:
40 22-10.3-105. Repeal of article. This article 10.3 is repealed,
41 effective July 1, 2022 2027.".
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