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CSSB 190(EDC): "An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of postsecondary educational institutions."

00                      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 190(EDC)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of postsecondary educational                                       
02 institutions."                                                                                                          
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 14.48.030(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (a)  The following educational programs, and institutions providing only the                                 
06       following educational programs, are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:                                   
07                 (1)  instruction provided at a level from preschool through grade 12,                                   
08       including preparation for general equivalency diploma examinations;                                               
09                 (2)  a program operated by the United States;                                                           
10                 (3)  a program that does not offer educational credentials and is                                       
11       provided only to prepare individuals to take graduate examinations; [AND]                                         
12                 (4)  a program that does not offer educational credentials and is only                                  
13       avocational or recreational in nature; and                                                                    
14                 (5)  a program that is in a field that                                                              
01                      (A)  does not require a professional or occupational license                                   
02            under AS 08;                                                                                             
03                      (B)  provides training primarily for recreational purposes;                                    
04            and                                                                                                      
05                      (C)  at the advanced training level, prepares program                                          
06            graduates to teach or instruct in that field.                                                            
07    * Sec. 2. AS 14.48.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
08            (d)  An educational program or institution that is exempt under (a)(5) of this                               
09       section shall provide students with written notice, before enrollment, that the program                           
10       or institution is exempt from state authorization requirements under this chapter.                                
11    * Sec. 3. AS 14.48.210 is amended by adding new paragraphs to read:                                                
12                 (12)  "avocational" means of or relating to an activity that is done as a                               
13       hobby or for recreational purposes;                                                                               
14                 (13)  "recreational" means an activity engaged in for the purpose of                                    
15       personal satisfaction, pleasure, creative enrichment, or enhanced well-being;                                     
16                 (14)  "vocational" means of or relating to a skill or trade pursued as a                                
17       career or for the purpose of gainful employment.