AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 12-3-102; Title 49, Chapter 7; Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9, relative to the structure and organization of state higher education. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-8-101, is amended by deleting subsections (a) and (b) and substituting instead the following language: (a) (1) There is established a state university and community college system, to be called the board of regents. The state university and community college system is composed of state universities, community colleges, and state colleges of applied technology. (2) (A) The board of regents state universities shall be composed of Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, and the University of Memphis. The board of regents state universities shall be subject to the authority of a local governing board of trustees, referred to in this chapter as a state university board. (B) The management and governance of each state university shall be vested in the institution’s respective state university board, subject to certain powers and duties maintained by the Tennessee higher education commission. (C) During a transition period commencing July 1, 2016, and ending November 30, 2017, the board of regents shall maintain performance of the following functions on behalf of the state university boards: data systems, capital project planning and management, and procurement. By November 30, 2017, the Tennessee higher education commission shall solicit and receive requests from the state university boards to assume the performance of these functions. The Tennessee higher education commission shall approve or deny a state university board’s request to assume these functions. A state university board shall not be permitted to assume the performance of these functions until November 30, 2017. If the board of regents continues to perform the functions related to data systems, capital project planning and management, and procurement after the transition period has concluded, a state university board is not precluded from requesting to assume the performance of these functions at any time after November 30, 2017…..
NBCSL members, Representative London Lamar (TN) and Representative Johnny Shaw (TN) co-sponsored this bill.
State of Tennessee HB 0117,
HB 0117: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49
|NBCSL Member Sponsor(s): Representative London Lamar (TN) and Representative Johnny Shaw (TN) |
Summary: HB 0117: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49