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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 40

February Session, 2012

 

LCO No. 449

 

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Referred to Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement

 

Introduced by:

 

(HED)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING OPEN ACCESS TO COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2012) (a) Any student enrolled at a public institution of higher education may take an entry level course in a college level program offered by such institution. Such institution may recommend a student for remediation, but shall not require students to take remedial courses or enroll in a precollege remedial program.

(b) Public institutions of higher education shall offer remedial support in the classroom to students who demonstrate shortcomings in any entry level courses in a college level program.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2012

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To allow all students open access to entry level courses in a college level program and prohibit public institutions of higher education from forcing any student to enroll in a remedial course.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]