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7:42 am
Fri February 25, 2011

House Passes For-Profit College Oversight Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For-profit colleges would be subject to closer state scrutiny under legislation that squeaked through the Kentucky House Thursday. The vote was 57-38.

Rep. Jim Wayne (D-Jefferson) voted for the measure, but says it still needs a lot of work.

"This bill needs to have a little bit more thought put into it and it needs to be organized a little bit better. The hope was that in passing it today out of the House, we can send it to the Senate, and in the process it can be improved along the way."

But Rep. Bob DeWeese (R-Jefferson) is among the bill's opponents.

"There are many of those for-profit schools that are excellent. Sullivan University in Louisville, their cooking school was invited to go to Beijing and cook for all the Olympics the last time we were over there," says DeWeese.

The measure now heads to the Senate. Eight days remain in the 30-day session.