ously enrolled at a community college or other postsecondary institution, must have maintained at least 2. 25
grade point averages.
Status: Awaiting action by the Committee on Military
and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.
Senate Bill S04337 – Higher Education
Community Service Opportunity Act – The New York
State Assembly and Senate introduced a bill that creates
a Council on Higher Education Community Service
Opportunity within the Higher Education Services
Corporation of New York. Students attending any postsecondary institution in New York will have to complete
between 40 and 500 community service hours within
10 years of graduation from an institution. The council
will provide an inventory of community service opportunities and administer a service repayment program.
Status: Awaiting Senate Education Committee action.
House of Representatives Bill No. 1129 – An act
requiring public and private colleges and universities to
provide sexual violence awareness programs for matriculated
students. This bill requires colleges and universities to develop
and maintain sexual violence awareness programs through
lectures, multimedia, or materials distributed on campuses
throughout the academic year. Discussions must include
information on sexual violence, consent issues, drug- and
alcohol-facilitated sexual assault, risk education and personal
protection, where and how to get assistance following a sexual
assault, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Students
must be introduced to campus police or safety officials, health
center staff, women’s center and rape center staff, and campus
counseling professionals. The bill also requires distribution of
the campus sexual assault victims bill of rights document.
Status: Under consideration by the Committee
Senate Bill SB 251 – An act that modifies provisions
related to the possession and carrying of concealed firearms
at institutions of higher education. This provision allows
students who live on campus to have the choice of whether
or not to live with an individual who owns and carries a gun
on campus. The bill does not permit campuses to ban any
individual with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun
on Utah’s college campuses.
Status: Signed by the governor.
House of Representatives Joint House Resolution
JRH 30 – A resolution encouraging the inclusion of international education programs and extracurricular activities in
the curriculum of Vermont’s colleges and universities to
better meet the challenges of a global society. This resolution encourages Vermont colleges and universities to expand
and create new programs with international components.
Status: Adopted by Vermont Senate and House.
House of Representative Substitute Bill HB
2300 – An act relating to college textbooks. This bill requires
publishers of textbooks to be used by colleges and universities
in Washington to make public the price of textbooks that are
available in a college or university bookstore to collegiate
faculty. Increased concern about the cost of collegiate textbooks sold at college or university bookstores nationwide
prompted the bill.
Status: Signed by the governor.