HB513 (2021) Detail

Relative to the degree granting authority of Signum university and relative to the authority of the higher education commission.


HB 513  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0788

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 513

 

AN ACT relative to the degree granting authority of Signum university and relative to the authority of the higher education commission.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Allard, Merr. 21; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Boehm, Hills. 20

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires approval by the higher education commission as a prerequisite to the granting of a degree by an educational institution.  The bill also authorizes Signum university to grant degrees, subject to approval by the higher education commission.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0788

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the degree granting authority of Signum university and relative to the authority of the higher education commission.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Higher Education Corporations; Granting of Degrees.  Amend RSA 292:8-h, II to read as follows:

II.  No educational institution shall grant degrees unless approved by the higher education commission and authorized by name to do so by an act of the legislature.

2  Signum University; Authority to Grant Degrees.  Signum University is hereby granted authority to confer degrees upon its graduates subject to the authority of the higher education commission under RSA 21-N:8-a.  The degrees shall be specified by the higher education commission as provided in RSA 292:8-h, III.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB513 at GenCourtMobile
HB513 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 26, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB513 Revision: 31831 Date: Jan. 11, 2021, 3:04 p.m.

Docket


March 4, 2021: Introduced 03/04/2021 and Referred to Education; SJ 7


Feb. 25, 2021: Ought to Pass: MA RC 190-155 02/25/2021


: Ought to Pass MA RC 190-155 02/25/2021


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 12 P. 28


Jan. 26, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/26/2021 11:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/91325381640 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 51