By LITTICE BACON-BLOOD
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two measures that would take lawmakers out of setting college tuition rates have started advancing in the Louisiana House.
The House Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow boards for the state's four public college systems to increase tuition and fee amounts under a policy that would be established by the Board of Regents.
The proposal, by New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger, was approved 13-4.
A second bill approved Tuesday by the House and Governmental Affairs Committee would take a different approach.
That measure by Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody would spell out in the Louisiana Constitution that college tuition and fee increases don't require a legislative vote.
Both bills head to the full House for debate.
House Bills 87 and 194 can be found at www.legis.state.la.gov