Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
February 18, 1999
Harry Zeid (303-866-4753)
TITLE: CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION RELATED TO THE CONTINUATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN REPORTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM EXECUTIVE AGENCIES UNDER ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22 TO TITLE 23, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES.
Summary of Assessment
This bill terminates the current law requirements that the following education-related reports be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor:
• master plan for postsecondary education in Colorado;
• details of specific changes in admission requirements at institutions of higher education;
• condition of the student loan program;
• expenditures in various student aid programs;
• the Colorado nursing scholarship program;
• annual reports of nonprofit corporations incorporated by the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute;
• description of implementation and results of vocational education courses funded by the state;
• the performance and financial audit of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute;
• summary of annual reports of any program receiving funding under the grant and revolving loan program;
• data indicating the performance of the statewide system of higher education and actions being taken or planned in response to such information;
• accounting of all activities and expenditures of the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority;
• report by the regents of the University of Colorado of investments made and interest earned;
• activities and condition of the University of Colorado research building revolving fund;
• operating and financial statement of the University of Colorado Hospital Authority;
• activities and condition of the CSU research building revolving fund;
• condition of the fund appropriated by the congressional grant of 1862 and controlled by the State Board of Agriculture;
• research projects and findings by the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute;
• activities and condition of the Colorado School of Mines research building revolving fund; and
• cost-effectiveness of the Colorado customized training program in assisting economic development in Colorado.
Section 24-1-136 (11), C.R.S., requires periodic review by committees of reference of certain reporting requirements to be made to the General Assembly by executive agencies and the judicial branch. The House and Senate Education Committees are charged with the review of the 26 reporting requirements contained in Titles 22, Article 60.5 to the end, and Title 23, C.R.S., during the 1999 legislative session. This includes such issues as teachers, junior colleges, the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, state universities and colleges, community colleges and occupational education and junior colleges.
The elimination of the requirement that certain education-related reports be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor is assessed as having no fiscal impact. Most of the data contained in these reports will continue to be collected and will be made available to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education