Amendments for SB22-008

Senate Journal, February 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-008 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 4 and substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 14 to article 3.3
of title 23 as follows:
PART 14
FOSTER YOUTH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
23-3.3-1401. Financial aid for students who have been in".

Page 2, line 5, strike "higher education liaison" and substitute "institution
liaisons - regional navigators".

Page 3, line 5, strike "MUST WAIVE ANY" and substitute "SHALL PROVIDE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO A QUALIFYING STUDENT FOR THE REMAINING
BALANCE OF THE STUDENT'S TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE IN EXCESS OF THE
AMOUNT OF ANY PRIVATE, STATE, OR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
RECEIVED BY THE STUDENT, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS "REMAINING
BALANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE", DURING THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY-TWO SEMESTER HOURS OR ONE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT QUARTER
HOURS THAT THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED AT THE INSTITUTION.".

Page 3, strike lines 6 through 12.

Page 3, line 13, strike "A TUITION WAIVER," and substitute "REMAINING
BALANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE,".

Page 3, line 23, strike "WAIVER" and substitute " FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE".

Page 4, after line 1, insert:
"(3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE
COMMISSION TO COVER FIFTY PERCENT OF PROVIDING REMAINING BALANCE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE
APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE FUNDING TO AN
INSTITUTION EQUAL TO FIFTY PERCENT OF THE REMAINING BALANCE FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE INSTITUTION.
(4) THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE RULES NECESSARY FOR THE
ADMINISTRATION OF THIS SECTION.".

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 4, strike lines 6 through 14 and substitute "LIAISON. THE LIAISON SHALL
PROVIDE QUALIFYING STUDENTS AND PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS
WITH".

Page 4, line 15, strike "TUITION WAIVERS," and substitute "FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE,".

Page 4, after line 17 insert:

"(b) EACH INSTITUTION SHALL PROVIDE THE FOSTER CARE STUDENT
NAVIGATOR OFFICE DESCRIBED SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION WITH THE
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE LIAISON.
(6) (a) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ESTABLISH THE
FOSTER CARE STUDENT NAVIGATOR OFFICE TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING
STUDENTS IN APPLYING FOR AND ENROLLING IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION.
(b) THE HEAD OF THE OFFICE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FOSTER CARE
STUDENT NAVIGATOR OFFICE. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COLORADO
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL APPOINT THE DIRECTOR. THE
DIRECTOR SHALL HIRE STAFF NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE OFFICE'S
RESPONSIBILITIES.
(c) THE DIRECTOR, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION,
SHALL DIVIDE THE STATE INTO FOUR REGIONS AND ASSIGN A REGIONAL
NAVIGATOR TO EACH REGION. EACH REGIONAL NAVIGATOR SHALL WORK WITH
SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STATE CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE CHILD WELFARE
EDUCATION LIAISONS, DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-32-138 (2), WITHIN THE
NAVIGATOR'S REGION TO IDENTIFY PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS. THE
NAVIGATOR SHALL PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS
WITH SELECTING INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS IN WHICH THE STUDENT MAY
WANT TO ENROLL. THE NAVIGATOR SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF A STUDENT,
ASSIST THE STUDENT WITH COMPLETING AN INSTITUTION'S APPLICATION FOR
ADMISSION, THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID, AND, IF
ELIGIBLE, THE APPLICATION FOR A CHAFEE ETV GRANT.".
Page 5, strike lines 16 and 17 and substitute: "INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 23-3.3-1401.".


Judiciary



Senate Journal, March 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-008 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend the Senate Education Committee report dated February 3, 2022, page
3, after line 2 insert:

"Page 5, after line 17 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$2,702,512 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that the
department will require an additional 4.6 FTE. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for the state aid for foster students
program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "PLACEMENT." and substitute "PLACEMENT, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".


Appro-
priations



House Journal, April 18
45 SB22-008 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 7, strike "regional".
50
51 Page 2, after line 13 insert:
52 "(b) "COST OF ATTENDANCE" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET
53 FORTH IN SECTION 23-3.3-1002.".
54
55 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
1 Page 4, line 24, strike "NAVIGATOR OFFICE" and substitute
2 "NAVIGATORS".
3
4 Page 4, line 24, strike "SUBSECTION (4)" and substitute "IN SUBSECTION
5 (6)".
6
7 Page 4, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
8
9 "(6) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL DESIGNATE
10 FOUR FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES AS FOSTER CARE STUDENT
11 NAVIGATORS TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE".
12
13 Page 5, strike lines 2 through 10 and substitute "OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
14 THE NAVIGATORS SHALL WORK".
15
16 Page 5, line 13, strike "WITHIN THE NAVIGATOR'S REGION".
17
18 Page 5, line 14, strike "THE" and substitute "A".
19
20 Page 5, line 16, strike "THE" and substitute "A".
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House Journal, April 26
44 SB22-008 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 22, strike "$2,702,512" and
49 substitute "$2,610,575".
50
51 Page 6, line 24, strike "4.6" and substitute "3.7".
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House Journal, April 26
30 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 26, 2022, and
31 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
32 April 26, 2022.
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34 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 14, 2022, and placed
35 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 18,
36 2022.
37
38 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
39 Reading and Final Passage.
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