Committee Passage Notice for 1439 E2SHB AMS HEWD S5437.1

Office of Financial Management

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E2SHB 1439 AMS HEWD S5437.1, titled AN ACT Relating to regulating the institutions of higher education, including for-profit institutions and private vocational schools, to protect students from unfair business practices, has been passed by the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development. The Office of Financial Management has identified this bill as requiring a ten-year projection of increased cost to the taxpayers or affected fee payers.

Ten-year projection:

This bill allows the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) to
establish and maintain the tuition recovery trust fund, including imposing a fee structure to support the fund. WSAC does not have a current estimate of the appropriate amount needed in the trust fund and timing of cash receipts to bring it to that level. WSAC will need to hire a consultant, or obtain expertise through an interagency agreement, to inform the creation of the tuition recovery trust fund and its financial dimensions. Therefore, the total ten-year cost to fee payers is indeterminate.

The following legislators voted do pass:

Senator Mark Miloscia
Federal Way
(360) 786-7658

Senator Sharon Nelson
(360) 786-7667

Senator Marko Liias
(360) 786-7640

Senator Kevin Ranker
Deer Harbor
(360) 786-7678

Senator Reuven Carlyle
(360) 786-7670

Senator Guy Palumbo
(360) 786-7600

The following legislators voted to refer the bill without recommendation:

Senator Brad Hawkins
East Wenatchee
(360) 786-7622

The following legislators voted do not pass:

Senator Shelly Short
(360) 786-7612

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