HB2738 S ED AMT
The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2738--A Bill to repeal §30-7B-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §18C-3-2 and §18C-3-3 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18C-3-4; and to amend and reenact §30-7B-2, §30-7B-3, §30-7B-4, §30-7B-5, §30-7B-6, §30-7B-7 and §30-7B-9 of said code, all relating generally to administration of financial aid and higher education scholarship programs by the Higher Education Policy Commission; redesignating the Health Sciences Scholarship Program as the Health Science Service Program; expanding program eligibility and award amounts; redefining medically underserved areas; providing state aid for certain students pursuing certain degrees; requiring a service commitment to state and setting forth alternatives to service; requiring legislative rules and specifying rule provisions; continuing Center for Nursing and placing it under supervision of the Higher Education Policy Commission; moving the Center for Nursing special revenue account to the Higher Education Policy Commission; updating provisions regarding funding of the special revenue account; updating the powers and duties of the Center for Nursing; reorganizing the center’s board of directors, updating membership and powers and duties of the board; authorizing reimbursement for board members’ actual and necessary expenses; requiring annual reports to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability; providing for financial aid programs to benefit nurses who teach or practice in West Virginia; setting out minimum financial aid amounts for nurses; establishing conditions for receipt of financial aid for nursing students; providing for reimbursement by nursing students who fail to meet service requirements for receipt of financial aid; defining terms; deleting obsolete language and making technical changes.