Bill Text: IN HB1245 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Various higher education matters. Changes the name of Bethel College to Bethel University and Manchester College to Manchester University and removes Saint Joseph's College with regard to the definitions of an "authorizer" of a charter school and an "approved postsecondary educational institution". Makes changes concerning the name of Purdue University Fort Wayne. (Current law references the university as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.) Provides that: (1) the commission for higher education (commission) shall provide each high school in Indiana with the names of the students of that high school who have filed for financial aid if the high school has entered into an agreement with the commission; and (2) each Indiana high school shall enter into an agreement to allow the commission to share the information with the Indiana high school. Removes a provision that requires the insurance commissioner to deposit fees collected for certain insurance producer certificates into the insurance education scholarship fund (which is being repealed). Repeals provisions concerning the following: (1) Hoosier scholar award program. (2) Insurance education scholarship fund. (3) Teacher loan repayment program and fund. Repeals provisions that require: (1) the board of trustees of Indiana University to facilitate the development and operation of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne as a multisystem metropolitan university; and (2) each state educational institution to provide the commission with a report concerning participation in the senior citizen tuition exemption. Repeals provisions concerning the board of trustees of Indiana University and the Fort Wayne Art Institute. Repeals a provision that requires Ivy Tech Community College to enter into a lease with the owners of the Fort Wayne Regional Public Safety Center to further its partnership with certain entities to offer public safety related degree programs. Makes conforming changes.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 12-4)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-24 - Public Law 81 [HB1245 Detail]

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