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Bill: HB14-1154
Title: Employment Of Community College Faculty
Official Summary

The bill requires community colleges, by a certain date, to
maintain only one salary and compensation schedule and incremental step
schedule, for all faculty. The bill defines a full-time workload and
requires a faculty member's salary and compensation, including
employment benefits, to be determined based upon the combined
workload at all state institutions of higher education. Additionally, on a
certain date, the community colleges must establish and place existing
faculty on a salary schedule as provided in the bill.
The bill contains provisions relating to the assignment of teaching
responsibilities and the assignment of and compensation for nonteaching
responsibilities.
The bill contains provisions relating to faculty termination.

Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
Status (04/10/2014)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: SB14-004
Title: Community College Four-year Programs
Official Summary

The bill allows the state board for community colleges and
occupational education (state board) to seek approval from the Colorado
commission on higher education (CCHE) for technical, career, and
workforce development bachelor of applied science degree programs that
may be offered at community colleges within the state system. Among
other things, the state board must show workforce and student demand for
the degree program and cost-effectiveness to the student and the system.
The CCHE may approve bachelor of applied science degree
programs that meet criteria established in the bill. Among other factors,
the CCHE shall consider whether the bachelor of applied science degree
program proposed by the state board is sufficiently distinguishable from
an existing degree program at a state 4-year institution of higher
education in the community college's geographic service area or whether
the degree program could be delivered in the community college's service
area through a statewide transfer agreement with a state 4-year institution
of higher education. The state board may then authorize the establishment
of an approved bachelor of applied science degree program at a
community college within the state system.
Additionally, CCHE may approve technical, career, and workforce
development bachelor of applied science degree programs at Aims
community college after considering the same factors as those that apply
to the approval of bachelor of applied science degree programs at other
community colleges. Among other things, Aims community college must
demonstrate workforce and student demand for the degree program and
cost-effectiveness to the student and to Aims community college. The bill
expands the role and mission of Aims community college to permit the
bachelor of applied science degree programs.
Finally, the bill expands the role and mission of Western state
Colorado university to allow the university to provide basic skills courses
directly in Chaffee and Gunnison counties and to receive resident credit
for those basic skills courses.

Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
House SponsorsJ. Wilson (R)
J. May (D)
Status (02/27/2014)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room

Bill: SB14-118
Title: Protections For Individuals With Disabilities
Official Summary

The bill conforms several definitions related to discrimination
based on a disability (discrimination) to the federal Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1990, including changing the term assistance dog
to service animal. The fine for discrimination in places of public
accommodation, housing, and or violations of the rights of an individual
with a disability who uses a service animal or a trainer of a service animal
is increased to $3,500. Penalties are added for a person who causes harm
to a service animal or service animal in training or a person who owns an
animal that causes harm to a service animal or service animal in training.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
Status (05/22/2014)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
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