Amendments for SB22-192

Senate Journal, April 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-192 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 1 insert:
"(e) The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated workforce challenges and
institutions of higher education were required to pivot and accelerate a response
to workforce demands by creating short-term programs to respond to immediate
workforce needs. There is a continued need to ensure that these short-term
programs have value and transparency and can be incorporated into degree
pathways to best serve learner and earner needs;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 5, line 11, strike "INSTITUTIONS," and substitute "INSTITUTIONS AND AT
LEAST ONE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION OR REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRY,".

Page 5, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:
"(a) EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF NONDEGREE CREDENTIALS THAT ARE
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THAT LEAD TO IN-DEMAND LIVING WAGE JOBS
IDENTIFIED IN THE MOST RECENT COLORADO TALENT REPORT AND RESPOND TO
CRITICAL JOB SHORTAGES IN COLORADO. THE DEPARTMENT, IN COLLABORATION
WITH INSTITUTIONS, SHALL EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF NONDEGREE
CREDENTIALS USING THE FRAMEWORK AND PROCESS CREATED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (2) AND INFORMED BY ONE OR MORE QUALITY STANDARDS
FRAMEWORKS DEVELOPED BY NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.".
Page 6, strike lines 1 and 2.

Page 8, line 5, after "SECTION." insert "THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SPEND OR
OBLIGATE ANY MONEY BY DECEMBER 31, 2024. ANY MONEY OBLIGATED BY
DECEMBER 31, 2024, MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31, 2026.".

Page 9, line 15, strike "SECTION 23-60-205." and substitute "SECTION 23-60-205
OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER CAREER AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ASSOCIATE DEGREES."

Page 11, after line 18 insert:
"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-1006, amend
(1)(a)(I) as follows:
23-3.3-1006. Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative - federal
money - institutional allocations - purposes - reporting - rules - definitions
- repeal. (1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Eligible student" means an undergraduate, in-state student who:
(I) Earned some postsecondary credits from a public or private higher
education institution but did not complete a credential REQUIRING THIRTY
CREDITS OR MORE before deciding not to enroll for two or more consecutive
semesters; or".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Education



House Journal, May 2
26 SB22-192 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
27 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
28 recommendation:
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30 Amend reengrossed bill, page 13, line 7, strike "C.R.S." and substitute
31 "C.R.S., and is of money that originates from the general fund.".
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33 Page 13, after line 8 insert:
34 "(4) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $475,275 is appropriated
35 to the department of higher education, which amount is based on an
36 assumption that the department will require an additional 1.5 FTE. This
37 appropriation is from reappropriated funds in the credentials to support
38 Colorado jobs cash fund under subsection (3) of this section. To
39 implement this act, the department may use the appropriation for
40 development and implementation of stackable credentials.".
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42

House Journal, May 2
23 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 2, 2022, and placed
24 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 2, 2022.
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26 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Esgar.
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28 Amend reengrossed bill, page 8, strike lines 15 through 17 and substitute
29 "SECTION.".
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31 Page 8, strike lines 24 through 27.
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33 Page 9, strike lines 1 and 2.
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35 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
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37 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Esgar.
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39 Amend reengrossed bill, page 9, after line 13, insert:
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41 "(8) (a) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SUPERCEDES OR REPLACES THE
42 CURRICULUM OR PROGRAM STANDARDS OF A CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
43 REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT IS REGISTERED AND
44 APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OR THE STATE
45 APPRENTICESHIP AGENCY.
46 (b) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SUPERCEDES OR REPLACES ANY
47 STATUTORY OR REGULATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR A
48 PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR CREDENTIAL REGULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT
49 OF REGULATORY AGENCIES.".
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51 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
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53 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
54 Reading and Final Passage.