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Costs Of College-level Courses In Corrections Educational Program

Concerning eliminating the requirement that a person who participates in college-level academic programs through the correctional education program in the department of corrections must bear entirely the costs associated with such programs.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Higher Education
Bill Summary

Correctional educational program - costs of college-level academic programs. Under current law, the correctional education program in the department of corrections is required to provide every person in a correctional facility who demonstrates college-level aptitudes with the opportunity to participate in college-level academic programs that may be offered within the correctional facility. However, unless financial assistance for costs of the programs is provided through certain programs or through private or federally funded grants or scholarships, costs associated with such college-level academic programs must be borne entirely by the person participating in the program. The act removes this stipulation concerning costs and states instead that such costs may be borne through private, local, or federally funded gifts, grants, donations, or scholarships, or by such persons themselves, or through any combination of such funding.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/06/2018 Signed Act PDF
    05/22/2018 Final Act PDF
    05/08/2018 Rerevised PDF
    05/07/2018 Revised PDF
    05/03/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    05/02/2018 Engrossed PDF
    05/01/2018 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details