04/10/19 -- HB 435 -- Prohibits public colleges from requiring students to live on campus

Bill Number: 
HB 435
Bill Purpose: 
Prohibits public colleges from requiring students to live on campus
Date of Vote: 
04/10/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 435, introduced by Representative Jason Chipman (Republican - District 120) prohibits public colleges from requiring students to live on campus after their first year.

I have always thought that the requirement to live on campus is a stupid rule, and I wish this bill eliminated it entirely.  Students of higher education are adults, and paying customers who should be able to decide for themselves where to live.  While I understand why they are encouraged to live on campus (less distraction, etc), it should be no means be required.

While this bill doesn't go as far as I'd like, it's a good start.