Bill Text: MI HB5557 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Higher education: community colleges; granting of bachelor of science degrees in nursing; allow. Amends sec. 105 of 1966 PA 331 (MCL 389.105). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5556'21

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 16-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-12-07 - Referred To Second Reading [HB5557 Detail]

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November 10, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Damoose, Markkanen, Allor, Beeler, LaFave, Borton, Maddock, Bezotte, Roth, Yaroch, Paquette, Whiteford, Bellino, O'Malley, Young, Outman, Wozniak, 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 105 (MCL 389.105), as amended by 2012 PA 495.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 105. As used in this act:

(a) "Area", in the term "area vocational-technical education program", means the geographical territory of the district, and any territory outside of the district that is designated as the service area of the district by the superintendent of public instruction. A community college is eligible to receive state aid and assistance appropriated by the legislature for the aid and support of junior colleges or community colleges.

(b) "Area vocational-education program" means a program of organized systematic instruction designed to prepare the following individuals for useful employment in recognized occupations:

(i) An individual who has completed or left high school and who is available for full-time study in preparation for entering the labor market.

(ii) An individual who has already entered the labor market and who needs training to achieve stability or advancement in employment.

(iii) An individual enrolled in high school. If a program or course is provided for an individual enrolled in high school, the superintendent of the school district in which the individual is enrolled or his or her designated representative shall request that the program or course be provided to the individual.

(c) "Community college" means an educational institution providing collegiate and noncollegiate level education primarily to individuals above the twelfth grade age level within commuting distance. The term includes an area vocational-technical education program that may result in the granting of an associate degree or other diploma or certificate. The term does not include an educational institution or program that grants baccalaureate or higher degrees other than a bachelor of science in nursing degree or a baccalaureate degree in cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology, or culinary arts.

(d) "General election" or "general state election" means the term general election as defined in section 2 of the Michigan election law, MCL 168.2.

(e) "Michigan election law" means the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.1 to 168.992.

(f) "Regular election" means that term as defined in section 3 of the Michigan election law, MCL 168.3.

(g) "School district" means a school district, a local act school district, or an intermediate school district, as those terms are defined in the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1852, or a community college district under this act.

(h) "School district filing official" means the school district election coordinator as defined in section 4 of the Michigan election law, MCL 168.4, or an authorized agent of the school district election coordinator.

(i) "Special election" means that term as defined in section 4 of the Michigan election law, MCL 168.4.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5556 (request no. 03424'21 *) of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.