The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to the state’s 31 public colleges and universities, including its 19 county and community colleges. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
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Tuition Freeze & More Higher Education Reform, Prescription Drug Discounts & Rebates, 911 Texting & New Consumer Protections Top Thursday Assembly Committee Meetings

Combating Metal Theft, Expanded Use of DNA Evidence, Lead Hazard Control & Job Training Also Among Bills on Tap

Prohibiting colleges and universities from hiking tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following a student's initial enrollment and other higher education reform bills, allowing prescription drug discounts and rebates, requiring 911 facilities to handle text messages and new consumer protections top Thursday's Assembly committee meetings.

Combating the scourge of metal theft, authorizing courts to order law enforcement to submit DNA evidence to national databases to determine whether the evidence matches a known individual or a profile from an unsolved crime and lead hazard control are among the bills also on tap...

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