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PRINTER'S NO. 372
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
108
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY TEPLITZ, BOSCOLA, TARTAGLIONE, FONTANA, FARNESE,
HUGHES, SCHWANK, YUDICHAK, WILLIAMS, VULAKOVICH AND BROWNE,
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in preliminary provisions, providing
for powers and duties of the Secretary of Education.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 124. Powers and Duties of the Secretary of
Education.--(a) On behalf of the Commonwealth, the Secretary of
Education shall have the authority and duty to enter into and
administer an interstate reciprocity agreement for the provision
of postsecondary distance education by the following:
(1) Institutions of higher education to students in other
states, territories and districts party to such agreement.
(2) Postsecondary institutions in other states, territories
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or districts that are a party to such agreement to students in
this Commonwealth.
(b) The Department of Education may charge administrative
fees to institutions of higher education that choose to
participate in the agreement, not to exceed the Department of
Education's additional administrative cost.
(c) The Postsecondary Distance Education Interstate
Reciprocity Agreement Restricted Receipts Account is established
as a special restricted receipts account within the General Fund
of the State Treasury, from which the department may draw moneys
for the purpose of agreement expenses, the costs of
administering and implementing the agreement and all other costs
associated with the activities of the department related to
implementation of this section. This account shall consist of
all administrative fees deposited under subsection (b) and State
funds appropriated for use under this section. The restricted
receipts account shall be subject to audit by the Auditor
General.
(d) For purposes of this section, "institution of higher
education" shall have the meaning given in section 118.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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