Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HB 2344 - Allowing Tuition Increases - Washington Key Vote

Donald Benton voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Donald Benton made in this general time period.

Timeline

Issues Related to HB 2344

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Allowing Tuition Increases

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-20) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Allowing Tuition Increases

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the 7% cap on annual tuition increases to 14%.

Highlights:
-Removes the statutory cap for regional four-year colleges and research universities in Washington for the 2009-11 biennium (Sec. 1). -Requires institutions of higher education to include information on their billing statements notifying students of tax credits available through the American opportunity tax credit provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Sec. 1). -Requires the higher education coordinating board, in coordination with higher education stakeholders, to review options and make recommendations on a tuition policy that allows flexibility, accessibility, and differentiation among Washington's various public baccalaureate tuition rates (Sec. 2). -Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to complete a systemic performance audit of the state universities, regional universities, and The Evergreen State College in order to create a transparent link between revenues, expenditures, and performance outcomes (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-47) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Allowing Tuition Increases

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the 7% cap on annual tuition increases to 14%.

Highlights:
-Removes the statutory cap for regional four-year colleges and research universities in Washington for the 2009-11 biennium (Sec. 1). -Requires institutions of higher education to include information on their billing statements notifying students of tax credits available through the American opportunity tax credit provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Sec. 1). -Requires the higher education coordinating board, in coordination with higher education stakeholders, to review options and make recommendations on a tuition policy that allows flexibility, accessibility, and differentiation among Washington's various public baccalaureate tuition rates (Sec. 2). -Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to complete a systemic performance audit of the state universities, regional universities, and The Evergreen State College in order to create a transparent link between revenues, expenditures, and performance outcomes (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Allowing Tuition Increases

Sponsors

  • Kathy M. Haigh (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top