OEA Legislative Watch

  • SB15: Assigned to Finance Committee. One representative of four-year institutions of higher education will be appointed by the Board of Regents. Education Management Information System (EMIS) Advisory Board. The bill changes this provision to clarify that the Chancellor of the Board of Regents makes this appointment.

  • HB 254: Assigned to the Education Committee. Under current law, the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents is required to define residency status by administrative rule for the purpose of granting in-state tuition by state institutions of higher education. A state institution of higher education receives a state subsidy for students considered residents of Ohio, and thus charges residents a lower tuition rate, often referred to as “in-state tuition.”

  • HB 241: Assigned to the Education Committee. Prohibits any employee of an institution of higher education from engaging in sexual conduct with a minor who is dually enrolled in both the institution and a public or nonpublic school.

  • HB 342: Sent to Governor. Reduces, from $5 million to $1 million, the maximum grant award in a fiscal year that may be awarded to a single school district, ESC, community school, STEM school college-preparatory boarding school, school building, institution of higher education, or private entity partnering with one or more educational entities.

  • HB 96: Assigned to the Education Committee. Provides specified student employees and part-time faculty of higher education institutions with the right to collectively bargain with their respective public employers instead of allowing them to bargain only if their public employer elects to do so under current law. Allows specified student employees and part-time faculty of higher education institutions to become members of the Ohio Elections Commission.

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