Bill Text For HB2750 - Senate Floor Version

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  |BILL NO. 2750                        By: Baker, Hasenbeck, Vancuren,   |
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  |                                         Pugh of the Senate            |
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 9|       An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2011,              |
  |       Section 3207.1, which relates to transfer of credits;           |
10|       declaring legislative intent; requiring credit policy           |
  |       be posted on the campus website; requiring biennial             |
11|       reviews of Advanced Placement credit policies;                  |
  |       requiring reports of noncompliance; providing an                |
12|       effective date; and declaring an emergency.                     |
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15|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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16|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 3207.1, is     |
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17|amended to read as follows:                                            |
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18|    Section 3207.1.  A.  It is the intent of the Legislature that      |
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19|credits earned by students in any institution of higher education      |
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20|within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education be fully          |
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21|accepted at any other institution of higher education within The       |
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22|Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and that the Oklahoma        |
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23|State Regents for Higher Education assume leadership in working with   |
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24|institutional faculty and administrators to ensure that students       |
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 1|move smoothly from one level of education to another.  Objectives      |
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 2|should include development of transfer policies and guides, degree     |
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 3|sheets, course equivalencies, and common course numbering.             |
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 4|    B.  It is the intent of the Legislature that institutions of       |
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 5|higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher            |
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 6|Education, private institutions accredited by the Oklahoma State       |
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 7|Regents for Higher Education, technology center school districts,      |
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 8|schools or training programs licensed, accredited, approved or         |
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 9|regulated by any state agency, and private schools licensed by the     |
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10|Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools be prohibited from        |
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11|placing statements in documents or brochures given to students or      |
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12|advertising in publications that credits earned at the institution,    |
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13|training program, or school are fully accepted at another              |
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14|institution or school without having a written agreement with the      |
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15|other institution or school stating that the credits will be fully     |
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16|accepted.                                                              |
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17|    C.  It is the intent of the Legislature that in establishing the   |
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18|minimum required score on an Advanced Placement examination for        |
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19|granting course credit for a particular lower division course,         |
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20|institutions of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of   |
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21|Higher Education shall not require an Advanced Placement Exam score    |
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22|of more than three (3), except the requirement of an Advanced          |
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23|Placement Exam score of more than three (3)shall be permitted for      |
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24|granting additional course credit for a lower division course or       |
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 1|courses sequenced with the initial lower division course.  Credit      |
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 2|policy regarding all Advanced Placement exams shall be posted on       |
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 3|campus websites effective for the 2021-22 fall academic term and for   |
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 4|each academic term thereafter.  The institutions of higher education   |
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 5|within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall conduct     |
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 6|biennial reviews of their Advanced Placement credit policy.  The       |
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 7|Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall report noncompliance   |
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 8|to the House Common Education Committee, House Higher Education and    |
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 9|Career Tech Committee, and Senate Education Committee, or similarly    |
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10|named House Committee if the named Committees no longer exist, by      |
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11|December 1 each year beginning December 1, 2021.                       |
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12|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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13|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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14|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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15|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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16|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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17|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                            |
  |March 30, 2021 - DO PASS                                               |
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