MASSACHUSETTS – S112 – An Act Establishing a Student Tuition Recovery Fund
Sponsor: Senator Eileen Donoghue (D)
NEPCSA has been working to defeat the legislation to create a Student Tuition Recovery Fund, and has been successful thus far. With the help of NEPCSA members, the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure gave the legislation an unfavorable report with an "Ought not to pass".
The bill is currently under review with the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and NEPCSA is confident that recent meetings held during the annual Day on the Hill will increase the chances that the bill will not move forward.
Thank you to those all who participated in the June 20 Day on the Hill for your support of NEPCSA's efforts to protect New England Private Career Schools!
You can still support our efforts by contacting your legislators.
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NEPCSA members met with Representative Tackey Chan on
to discuss the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Legislation Sponsors
Senator Eileen M. Donoghue - Democrat - First Middlesex
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Room 405
Boston, MA, 02133
Representative Jennifer E. Benson - Democrat - 37th Middlesex
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Room 22
Boston, MA, 02133
Bills Filed 2017 Legislative Session
CONNECTICUT H.B. 5705 - An Act Streamlining The Process For Out-Of-State Educators To Obtain Professional Certification
Sponsor: Representative Susan Johnson (D)
Summary: This measure would establish a reciprocity certification program to allow teachers and administrators from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York to work in Connecticut.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education - 1/17/2017
CONNECTICUT H.B. 5717 - An Act Establishing A Tax Deduction For Student Loan Interest Paid
Sponsor: Representative Charles Ferraro (R)
Summary: This measure would establish a tax deduction against the personal income tax for the amount of student loan interest paid by the taxpayer.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding – 1/17/17
CONNECTICUT S.B. 570 - An Act Concerning Loan Information Provided To Students By Institutions Of Higher Education
Sponsor: Senator Art Linares (R)
Summary: This measure would require institutions of higher education to annually provide students who receive state financial aid with information regarding each student's loans.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement - 3/14/2017
NEW HAMPSHIRE H.B. 396 – An Act Relative To Student Assessment Data Privacy
Sponsor: Representative J.R. Hoell (R)
Summary: This measure stipulates that no personally identifiable data on student religion, political party, psychometric data, biometric information, juvenile delinquency records, criminal records, medical, psychological or dental information, birth dates, social security numbers, employment history, income level, and/or voting history shall be collected, tracked, housed, stored, reported or shared with the federal government, nor provided to for-profit corporations.
Status: Lay on Table -3/9/17