Senate Workforce and Higher Education heard the first testimony on SB 104 (Revisions to College Credit Plus).
Co-sponsors Cirino and Brenner are mainly seeking changes in admission requirements, application deadlines, and textbooks. This bill would change application deadlines from April 1st to a twice-yearly date set by the Chancellor and Superintendent. SB 104 would also require institutions involved in CCP to use open-source materials. If open-source materials are not available, the institution would be required to pay 50% the cost of the textbook and the students’ school would be required to pay the other 50%.
Committees are expected to meet more regularly beginning next week. We will keep an eye on any budget news as the deadline is quickly approaching.