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H. B. No. 296 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Antonio, Foley, Garland, Letson, Patmon, Reece, Wachtmann, Yuko
To amend section 3333.07 and to enact section 3333.43
of the Revised Code to require the Chancellor of
the Ohio Board of Regents to establish standards
and protocols for approving career-technical
planning districts to award associate degrees.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 3333.07 be amended and section
3333.43 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 3333.07. (A) Colleges, universities, and other
institutions of higher education which receive state assistance,
but are not supported primarily by the state, shall submit to the
chancellor of the Ohio board of regents such accounting of the
expenditure of state funds at such time and in such form as the
(B) No state institution of higher education shall establish
a new branch or academic center without the approval of the
(C) No state institution of higher education shall offer a
new degree or establish a new degree program without the approval
of the chancellor.
No Except as provided in section 3333.43 of the
Revised Code, no degree approval shall be given for a technical
education program unless such program is offered by a state
assisted university, a university branch, a technical college, or
a community college.
(D) Any state college, university, or other state assisted
institution of higher education not complying with a
recommendation of the chancellor pursuant to division (F) or (G)
of section 3333.04 of the Revised Code shall so notify the
chancellor in writing within one hundred twenty days after receipt
of the recommendation, stating the reasons why it cannot or should
(E) The officers, trustees, and employees of all institutions
of higher education which are state supported or state assisted
shall cooperate with the chancellor in supplying information
regarding their institutions, and advising and assisting the
chancellor on matters of higher education in this state in every
way possible when so requested by the chancellor.
(F) Persons associated with the public school systems in this
state, personnel of the state department of education, and members
of the state board of education shall provide such data about high
school students as are requested by the chancellor to aid in the
development of state higher education plans.
Sec. 3333.43. (A) As used in this section, "career-technical
planning district" means a school district or group of school
districts designated by the department of education as being
responsible for the planning for and provision of career-technical
education services to students within the district or group.
(B) The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents shall
establish standards and protocols by which the chancellor shall
approve career-technical planning districts to award associate
degrees to graduating high school students, and to adult learners,
who successfully complete courses of study that are substantially
similar to associate degree programs of community colleges, state
community colleges, and technical colleges. The standards and
protocols shall include:
(1) Specification of the types of associate degrees that
career-technical planning districts may offer;
(2) Minimum requirements for courses awarding credit toward
an associate degree;
(3) Qualifications that a career-technical planning district
must meet, including accreditation requirements for each type of
associate degree authorized.
(C) A career-technical planning district seeking approval to
issue associate degrees shall apply to the chancellor for approval
in the manner prescribed by the chancellor. Each district
receiving approval shall file an annual report with the chancellor
in the form and containing the information prescribed by the
(D) The chancellor shall adopt a rule in accordance with
Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing fees to pay the cost
of reviewing an application from a career-technical planning
district for approval to award associate degrees, which the
district shall pay when it applies for approval, and establishing
fees that a district shall pay for any further reviews the
chancellor determines necessary after examining a district's
(E) The chancellor shall establish criteria, policies, and
procedures that enable students to transfer courses completed
through an associate degree program offered by a career-technical
planning district to a state institution of higher education
without unnecessary duplication or institutional barriers.
Section 2. That existing section 3333.07 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.