HB 1246-1_ Filed 01/24/2008, 13:44
Adopted 1/24/2008


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COMMITTEE REPORT

            
                                                        YES:

10

                                                        NO:
0

MR. SPEAKER:

    Your Committee on       Education     , to which was referred       House Bill 1246     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 4; (08)CR124603.1. -->     Page 1, line 4, delete "Virtual Learning Cooperative" and insert " Concurrent Enrollment Partnership".
    Page 1, line 5, delete ""base school corporation" means" and insert " "concurrent enrollment partnership" refers to the Indiana concurrent enrollment partnership established by section 2 of this chapter.
     Sec. 2. The Indiana concurrent enrollment partnership is established to foster innovation and collaboration among state educational institutions and school corporations. The partnership shall:
        (1) organize the concurrent enrollment partnership;
        (2) establish unified rigorous academic standards, assessment requirements, and share best practices that comply with appropriate national accreditation standards for concurrent enrollment programs under IC 21-43-5;
        (3) coordinate outreach and recruitment of Indiana students and teachers to participate in concurrent enrollment programs;
        (4) create an implementation plan to identify up to thirty (30) courses from the core transfer library established under IC 21-42-5-1 that would be available to each high school student who qualifies to participate in the double up college program under IC 21-43-5 by July 1, 2009;
        (5) develop and submit an annual report on the programs listed under IC 21-43-5-4(a) to the department of education and the commission for higher education before July 1 of each year; and
        (6) offer recommendations on concurrent enrollment matters as requested by the state board of education and the commission for higher education.
    Sec. 3. Membership in the concurrent enrollment partnership shall include the following:

         (1) Concurrent enrollment directors from each state educational institution that participates in the dual enrollment partnership.
        (2) An individual appointed by the superintendent of public instruction.
        (3) An individual appointed by the commission for higher education.
        (4) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials.
        (5) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of School Boards.
        (6) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of School Principals representing a secondary school.

         (7) A high school teacher participating in a concurrent enrollment program appointed by the principal of the high school with the largest total headcount enrollment in concurrent enrollment programs offered by state educational institutions.
    Sec. 4. (a) The chair of the concurrent enrollment partnership shall be elected by a majority of all dual enrollment partnership members at the initial meeting of the partnership.
    (b)
The chair shall call the meetings of the partnership.
     (c) The chair shall serve for a two (2) year term.
     Sec. 5. The commission for higher education shall provide staff and budgetary support for the concurrent enrollment partnership.
     Sec. 6. This chapter expires July 1, 2016.".
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    Page 7, line 27, delete "college head start courses (as defined in IC 21-42-1-2.5)." and insert " college introductory courses designated by the commission under IC 21-42-5-1(b).".
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SOURCE: IC 21-43-2-4; (08)CR124603.14. -->     "SECTION 14. IC 21-43-2-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 4. The concurrent enrollment partnership (established under IC 20-20-36) shall develop a plan to align dual credit program among Indiana high schools and state educational institutions.
SOURCE: IC 21-43-2-5; (08)CR124603.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 21-43-2-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 5. The concurrent enrollment partnership (established under IC 20-20-36) shall create an implementation plan to make available to each high school student up to five (5) postsecondary courses.".
SOURCE: Page 9, line 5; (08)CR124603.9. -->     Page 9, delete lines 5 through 9.
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    " (c) The commission for higher education shall develop and submit an annual report on the programs listed under subsection (a) to the department of education and to the general assembly before July 1 of each year. A report submitted under this section to the general assembly must be in an electronic format under

IC 5-14-6.

SOURCE: ; (08)CR124603.17. -->     SECTION 17. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the interim study committee on K-12 virtual learning.
    (b) There is established the interim study committee on K-12 virtual learning. The committee shall review and make recommendations to the general assembly, the state board of education, and the department of education on the following:

         (1) The availability of virtual learning for K-12 students in Indiana.
        (2) How virtual learning services are being provided by other states and through state departments of education.
        (3) Standards of quality and alignment with Indiana's content standards recommended for virtual learning.
        (4) Accreditation standards and pricing for virtual learning services if provided by a private provider or nonaccredited nonpublic school.
        (5) Tuition reimbursement for students who enroll in courses that are provided outside their home school corporation.
        (6) Other issues that may be determined as necessary to make recommendations by the interim study committee.

     (c) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (d) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take
action on any measure, including final reports.
    (e) This SECTION expires November 1, 2008.
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    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1246 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

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Representative Porter


CR124603/DI 109    2008