Session of 1998
By Representatives Empson and Reinhardt
            9             AN ACT concerning community colleges; revising the definition of credit
10             hour; amending K.S.A. 71-601 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 71-601 is hereby amended to read as follows: 71-
14       601. ``Credit hour'' means one hour of instruction per week for 18 weeks
15       or the equivalent thereof the basic unit of collegiate level instruction, as
16       determined by the state board, in a subject or course offered at a level
17       not higher than those subjects or courses normally offered to freshmen
18       and sophomores in four-year institutions of postsecondary education
19       which subject or course is approved by the state board. Credit hour does
20       not include within its meaning any hour of instruction in a subject or
21       course taken by a student enrolled for audit or in any subject or course
22       not approved by the state board. The state board, in consultation with
23       the state board of regents, shall determine whether the subjects and
24       courses offered in the community colleges are at the level of freshmen
25       and sophomore subjects and courses offered in the state educational in-
26       stitutions of postsecondary education and shall not approve any subject
27       or course offered at a higher level.
28           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 71-601 hereby repealed.
29           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
30       publication in the statute book.