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SENATE BILL NO. 1384 – Community college/tuition/increase


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S1384..........................................................by EDUCATION
COMMUNITY COLLEGES - Amends existing law to provide that tuition at
community colleges may be increased by increments of not more than ten
percent per annum to a maximum of $1,250 per annum.
02/07    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/13    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/14    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/18    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Frasure, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Little,
      Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen,
      Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Dunklin, Sandy
    Floor Sponsor - Goedde
    Title apvd - to House
02/19    House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/01    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/08    3rd rdg - PASSED - 61-7-2
      AYES -- Aikele, Barraclough, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe,
      Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Collins, Cuddy, Deal,
      Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner,
      Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Jaquet, Jones,
      Kellogg(Duncan), Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Mader, Martinez,
      Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould,
      Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33),
      Smith(23), Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood,
      Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Barrett, Crow, Hornbeck, Loertscher, McKague, Moyle, Sali
      Absent and excused -- Clark, Gould
    Floor Sponsor - Smith(23)
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/13    To Governor
03/26    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 294
         Effective: 03/26/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1384
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  8        SECTION  1.  That  Section 33-2110, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  9    amended to read as follows:
 10        33-2110.  TUITION. (1) All students  of  a  community  college  shall  pay
 11    tuition  that  shall be fixed annually by the board of trustees not later than
 12    the 1st day of August of each year. The tuition for full-time students  taking
 13    normal academic courses provided by the college, who are residents of the dis-
 14    trict,  shall be fixed at not less than three hundred fifty dollars ($350) per
 15    annum, and may be increased by increments  of  not  more  than  fifty  dollars
 16    ($50.00)  ten percent (10%) per annum to a maximum tuition of nine hundred one
 17    thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($91,250) per annum. For all other students
 18    taking such courses the tuition shall be, as nearly  as  is  practicable,  the
 19    annual  costs of all elements of providing the courses of instruction, includ-
 20    ing interest on general obligation bonds,  teaching,  administration,  mainte-
 21    nance,  operation  and  depreciation  of equipment and buildings, supplies and
 22    fuel, and other ordinary and necessary expenses of operation incurred in  pro-
 23    viding courses by the community college, provided that the tuition of students
 24    residing  outside  the  district but within the county or counties wherein the
 25    district is located shall be fixed after taking into account  moneys  received
 26    by  the  community  college district from any funds allocated to the community
 27    college from the educational funds of the state of Idaho, other  than  alloca-
 28    tions  for  professional-technical education; and provided that the tuition of
 29    students residing outside the district and the county but within the state  of
 30    Idaho  shall  be  fixed  after taking into account moneys received from educa-
 31    tional funds other than professional-technical moneys, as referred to in  this
 32    chapter,  from the state of Idaho. Receipt of moneys, as hereinbefore provided
 33    in this section, shall be based upon the receipts from the sources referred to
 34    during the fiscal year preceding the fixing of the tuition.  A  student  in  a
 35    community  college  shall  not  be deemed a resident of the district or of the
 36    county or of the state of Idaho, unless that student is deemed a  resident  as
 37    defined  by  section  33-2110B,  Idaho Code, for the district, county or state
 38    prior to the date of his first enrollment in the  community  college,  and  no
 39    student  who  was  not  a resident of the district, county or state shall gain
 40    residence while attending and enrolled in the community college. The residence
 41    of a minor shall be deemed to be the residence of his  parents  or  parent  or
 42    guardian.  Tuition shall be payable in advance, but the board may, in its dis-
 43    cretion, permit tuition to be paid in instalments installments.
  1        (2)  The board of trustees shall also fix fees for  laboratory  and  other
  2    special  services  provided  by the community college and for special courses,
  3    including, but not  limited  to,  night  school,  off-campus  courses,  summer
  4    school, professional-technical courses, as otherwise provided in this chapter,
  5    and other special instruction provided by the community college and nothing in
  6    this  chapter  shall  be  deemed  to control the amount of tuition for special
  7    courses or fees for special services, as herein provided, but the  same  shall
  8    be,  as  nearly as reasonable, sufficient to cover the cost of all elements of
  9    providing courses as above defined.
 10        (3)  In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following
 11    definitions shall be uniformly applied. The application of  these  definitions
 12    shall be retroactive and prospective.
 13        (a)  "Fees"  shall  include  all charges imposed by the governing body, to
 14        students, as a whole or individually, in excess of tuition.  Student  fees
 15        may be imposed for special courses, instruction, and service:
 16             (i)   "Special  course  or  instruction fee" means those fees charged
 17             for any class or educational endeavor which shall have  unique  costs
 18             beyond a traditional college lecture class; for example, foreign lan-
 19             guage  audio  or visual instruction, specialized musical instruction,
 20             computer class, art class involving supplies  or  audiovisual  equip-
 21             ment,  professional-technical instruction, laboratory class, remedial
 22             instruction, team teaching, satellite transmissions, outside instruc-
 23             tor, professionally assisted instruction, etc.
 24             (ii)  "Special service fee" means those fees  charged  for  activity,
 25             benefit,  or  assistance  offered  to students which is beyond tradi-
 26             tional classroom instruction; for example,  student  government  sup-
 27             port,  providing of student health staff or facilities, student union
 28             support,  intramural  and  intercollegiate  athletics,   recreational
 29             opportunities, financial aid services, graduation expense, automobile
 30             parking,   student   yearbook/publication,  insurance,  registration,
 31             noncapital library user fee, etc.
 32        Fees shall not be imposed for any capital improvements except as  specifi-
 33        cally authorized in chapter 21, title 33, Idaho Code.
 34        (b)  "Tuition"  shall  mean  a  sum  charged  students for cost of college
 35        instruction and shall include costs associated with maintenance and opera-
 36        tion of physical plant, student services and institutional support.
 37        SECTION 2.  An emergency existing  therefor,  which  emergency  is  hereby
 38    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 39    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                           RS 11839

	This bill amends Idaho Code 33-2110 (1) by changing the 
cap on increases in community college tuition to a percentage 
amount equivalent to that traditionally allowed for four-year 
universities and colleges (10%), rather than a dollar amount as 
the statute currently provides. The current cap on increases of 
$50.00 per annum represents less than 10% of current rates. In 
addition, this bill raises the ceiling on annual tuition charged 
at community colleges to bring the limit in line with inflation 
and rising costs to accommodate tuition rate changes over a longer 
period of years.

                         FISCAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact associated with the proposed changes.

Name:	Sen. John W. Goedde & Rep. Leon Smith
Phone:	332-1355