Status Summary

First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development on 2.1.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development on 2.7.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development on 2.19.19; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways and Means on 2.21.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.25.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.26.19; 2nd substitute bill passed. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.1.19. Placed on Second Reading by Rules Committee on 3.5.19. 2nd substitute bill substituted. Rules Suspended. Passed on third reading on 3.6.19. In the House: First reading, referred to College & Workforce Development on 3.8.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development on 3.19.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development on 3.26.19; majority pass. Referred to Appropriations on 3.26.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4.5.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4.6.19; Majority do pass with amendment(s) Minority; do not pass, without recommendation. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 4.9.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 4.11.19. (updated 4.12.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Randall

SB 5800 directs the college board and the student achievement council to participate in a pilot (four college districts and two public, four year institutions) to provide assistance to students experiencing homelessness and to students who were in the foster care system when they graduated high school. 

Accommodations that must be provided include, but are not limited to: access to laundry facilities, storage, locker room and shower facilities, reduced-price meals or meal plans, food banks, technology, short-term housing or housing assistance (esp. during seasonal breaks), and case management services.

The colleges and four year institutions must provide the legislature with information related to the pilot, including:

  • the number of students experiencing homelessness and number who were in foster care who participated;
  • the number of students assisted by the pilot;
  • strategies for accommodating students experiencing homelessness and former foster care students; and
  • recommendations for how these students could be better served. 

The pilot expires July 1, 2023.

*Companion Bill: HB 1572*

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Added language to encourage institutions not participating in the pilot program to take part and provide appropriate data.

2nd substitute:

  • Provided that the requirement that pilot districts and institutions be selected is subject to appropriations.

House Committee Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

The striking amendment:

  • Requires the four-year institutions and community or technical colleges participating in the pilot program to add data on students experiencing food insecurity to the report to the Legislature.
  • The bill is null and void if funding is not specifically provided in the omnibus appropriations act.