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    Senator Plymale moved to amend the House of Delegates amendment to the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 436 --A Bill to repeal §18-27-1, §18-27-2, §18-27-3, §18-27-4, §18-27-5, §18-27-6, §18-27-7, §18-27-8, §18-27-9, §18-27-10, §18-27-11, §18-27-12, §18-27-13, §18-27-14, §18-27-15, §18-27-16, §18-27-17, §18-27-18, §18-27-19, §18-27-20, §18-27-21 and §18-27-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §18-2-10 of said code; to amend and reenact §18-2B-1, §18-2B-2, §18-2B-3, §18-2B-4 and §18-2B-7 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §18-13-1, §18-13-2, §18-13-3, §18-13-4 and §18-13-5; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §18B-3B-1, §18B-3B-2 and §18B-3B-3; to amend and reenact §18B-3C-1, §18B-3C-2 and §18B-3C-4 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-14-1, all relating to public education generally; state institutions of higher education; career and technical education; seamless curricula; programs of study; requiring state board to provide adult basic education programs on certain college campuses; creating West Virginia EDGE initiative; establishing initiative goals; providing for administration and accountability; requiring certain joint rule; clarifying that no specific level of appropriation is required; creating collaborative degree completion program; setting forth legislative findings, intent and program objectives; specifying program applicability; setting forth powers and duties of participating agencies; requiring certain agreements and specifying approval procedures; clarifying legislative findings and intent regarding community and technical college system; renaming certain consortia planning districts and clarifying duties; specifying certain accountability procedures; providing for consortia co-chairs; assigning responsibility for developing collaborative degree completion programming; defining programs of study and directing consortia to focus on identifying and providing student programs of study leading to placement in high-demand, high-wage occupations; requiring initial consortia compacts and annual updates by certain date and specifying approval process; specifying facilitating institutions for certain consortia; providing for select committee to examine higher education outcomes-based funding models; specifying membership; requiring report of findings with recommendations to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability and Joint Committee on Government and Finance by certain date; updating names of agencies and institutions; making technical corrections; and deleting obsolete language.