ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Fourth Legislature, First Regular Session
commission for postsecondary education; continuation
Continues the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (Commission) for eight years. Removes the Commission's power to conduct and facilitate investigations.
The Commission was established in 1974 with the mission of increasing success and access in postsecondary education for Arizonans. Constituents of the Commission include Arizona postsecondary students, families and institutions. The Commission disperses state and federal financial aid monies to students and institutions. It also renews and recommends higher education policies and provides a discussion forum for public and private postsecondary educational institutions and their stakeholders (A.R.S. § 15-1851).
The Commission can conduct investigations, determine methods of enforcement and hold hearings. It can issue subpoenas, administer oaths, take testimony, hear proof and enter exhibits into evidence (A.R.S. § 15-1852).
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.
1. Continues, retroactive to July 1, 2019, the Commission until July 1, 2027.
2. Repeals the Commission on January 1, 2028.
3. Contains a purpose statement.
4. Removes the Commission's power to:
a) conduct investigations, hold hearings and determine methods of enforcement; and
b) issue subpoenas to witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, hear proof and receive exhibits into evidence.
5. Makes technical and conforming changes.
6. Becomes effective on the general effective date, with a retroactive provision as noted.
Prepared by Senate Research
January 22, 2019