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Bill Detail: SB22-192

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Title Opportunities For Credential Attainment
Status Governor Signed (05/26/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 03/29/2022
Summary

Section 2 of the bill requires:
  • The department of higher education (department), in
consultation with the state institutions of higher education
(institutions), to develop and implement a process that
encourages institutions to identify incremental

achievements on the path to degree completion, organize
stackable credentials, and identify how credentials may
become stacked into stackable credential pathways;
  • The department to facilitate the creation of stackable
credential pathways for at least 3 growing industries by
January 1, 2024, and at least 2 more growing industries by
January 1, 2025; and
  • The general assembly to appropriate one million dollars to
the department from the workers, employers, and
workforce centers cash fund for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
Section 3 of the bill requires the department to allocate and
disburse funds to community and technical colleges and local district
colleges to fund student access to nondegree credential programs. The
general assembly is required to appropriate $1.8 million to the department
for this purpose for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
Section 4 of the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate
$800,000 to the department of education for the adult education and
literacy grant program for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

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