SB 19-176

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 17, 2019
  • Passed Senate Apr 17, 2019
  • Passed House May 02, 2019
  • Signed by Governor May 20, 2019

Expanding Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities

Abstract

Concurrent enrollment - transfer of credits - website - concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program - appropriations. The act clarifies the differences between concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and other programs that enable a student to earn postsecondary credits while the student is enrolled in high school. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, each school district, charter school, and public school operated by a board of cooperative services (local education provider) that enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 is required to provide the opportunity for concurrent enrollment. A local education provider cannot unreasonably deny approval for concurrent enrollment or limit the number of postsecondary courses in which a qualified student may enroll unless the local education provider is unable to provide access due to technological capacity. A local education provider may determine the manner in which it provides opportunities for concurrent enrollment. The act clarifies the information that a local education provider must provide to qualified students and their parents concerning concurrent enrollment, the transferability of postsecondary course credits, and the costs that a qualified student or the student's parent may incur by enrolling in a postsecondary course through concurrent enrollment. The act clarifies that a qualified student and the student's parent are not required to pay tuition for concurrent enrollment. The act requires the department of education and the department of higher education to create a concurrent enrollment website to provide information to the public concerning the various types of programs available to enable students to earn postsecondary credits while enrolled in high school. The act creates the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program (grant program) to provide grants to local education providers to use in starting to offer concurrent enrollment or expanding the availability of concurrent enrollment. The department of education shall administer the grant program, including providing an annual report that explains how the grant money is used, who is enrolling in concurrent enrollment and the types of courses they are enrolling in, and the number and transferability of postsecondary credits earned through concurrent enrollment. The department shall submit the report to the state board of education, the department of higher education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The department shall also post the report to the concurrent enrollment website. The act directs the state board for community colleges and occupational education to provide management and coordination of efforts to implement efforts to maximize participation in concurrent enrollment through the community college system. For the 2019-20 fiscal year, the act appropriates $44,916 from the general fund to the department of education for college and career readiness, $1,500,000 from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department of education for the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program, and $105,000 from the general fund to the department of higher education for a limited purpose fee-for-service contract with the state board of community colleges and occupational education. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


May 20, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 17, 2019

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 02, 2019

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 01, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 23, 2019

House

House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Education

Apr 17, 2019

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 16, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Apr 03, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Education

Mar 01, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/04/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/16/2019) PDF
PA3 (04/24/2019) PDF
PA4 (05/01/2019) PDF
Introduced (03/01/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/16/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/17/2019) PDF
Revised (05/01/2019) PDF
Rerevised (05/02/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/17/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/20/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/15/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (04/30/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/03/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/22/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/30/2019) PDF

Sources

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