Bill Text: MI HB5556 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Higher education: community colleges; granting of bachelor of science degrees in nursing; allow. Amends sec. 121 of 1966 PA 331 (MCL 389.121). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5557'21

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 16-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-12-07 - Referred To Second Reading [HB5556 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HB5556-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 5556

November 10, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Roth, Markkanen, Allor, Beeler, LaFave, Borton, Maddock, O'Malley, Damoose, Yaroch, Paquette, Whiteford, Bellino, Young, Outman, Wozniak, Bezotte, Sowerby, Hertel and Yancey and referred to the Committee on Education.

A bill to amend 1966 PA 331, entitled

"Community college act of 1966,"

by amending section 121 (MCL 389.121), as amended by 2012 PA 495.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 121. The board of trustees of the a community college district has the power to may make plans for, to promote, or to acquire, construct, own, develop, maintain, and operate a community college and an area vocational-technical education program. The board of trustees may do all of the following:

(a) Locate, acquire, purchase, or lease in the name of the community college district a site or sites within or without the territory of the community college district for college buildings, libraries, agricultural farms, athletic fields, playgrounds, stadiums, gymnasiums, auditoriums, parking areas, residence halls, and supporting facilities as may be necessary; purchase, lease, acquire, erect or build and equip buildings, structures, and other improvements for college or area vocational-technical education buildings, libraries, agricultural farms, athletic fields, playgrounds, stadiums, gymnasiums, auditoriums, parking areas, residence halls, and supporting facilities as may be necessary; enter into installment purchase contracts for real or personal property; pay for real or personal property out of the funds of the community college district provided for that purpose; sell or exchange any real or personal property of the community college district that is no longer required for school purposes, and give proper deeds, bills of sale, or other instruments passing title to the real or personal property.

(b) Establish and carry on schools and departments or courses of study and other educational programs as may be consistent with the purposes of this act, and take over and succeed to the operation of a community college or vocational-technical department or departments previously operated by school districts within the community college district.

(c) Establish, equip, and maintain agricultural, trade, and other vocational-technical departments and have general control over them for community college or area vocational-technical program purposes.

(d) Establish education programs and grant a baccalaureate degree degrees in cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology, or culinary arts.

(e) Establish a nursing education program that grants bachelor of science in nursing degrees. All of the following apply to the establishment and operation of a bachelor of science in nursing degree program under this subdivision:

(i) The board of trustees shall not eliminate any associate degree programs the community college offers at the time it establishes a bachelor degree program under this subdivision unless the board demonstrates that there is a lack of student demand for that associate degree.

(ii) The community college shall not operate an educational program that grants bachelor of science in nursing degrees unless the program is determined to meet the requirements set forth in section 17241 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.17241.

(iii) Before the community college begins offering bachelor of science in nursing degrees, and while it offers those degrees, the community college shall hold a national professional nursing accreditation, hold candidacy status for that accreditation, or have applied for that accreditation from an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, including, but not limited to, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or its successors or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or its successors.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5557 (request no. 03423'21 *) of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.

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