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9/16/2020 Act of Jul. 1, 2020,P.L. 558, No. 50 Cl. 24 - PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949 - OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2020&sessInd=0&act=50 1/11 PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949 - OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS Act of Jul. 1, 2020, P.L. 558, No. 50 Cl. 24 Session of 2020 No. 2020-50 HB 2171 AN ACT Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An act relating to the public school system, including certain provisions applicable as well to private and parochial schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the laws relating thereto," in the State System of Higher Education, further providing for definitions, for establishment of the State System of Higher Education and its institutions, for purposes and general powers, for project contracts, for board of governors, for the chancellor, for powers and duties of the board of governors, for councils of trustees, for powers and duties of councils of trustees and for power and duties of institution presidents, for rental fees and other charges, for annual report and for campus police powers and duties and providing for student records. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. Section 2001-A(1) of the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended and the section is amended by adding paragraphs to read: Section 2001-A. Definitions.--The following words and phrases when used in this article shall, for the purpose of this article, have the following meanings, respectively, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: (1) "Affiliated entity" shall mean a private nonprofit corporation with the sole purpose of benefiting the State System of Higher Education or a State-owned university. [(1)] (1.1) "Board" shall mean the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education. * * * (6.1) "Education record" shall have the same meaning as in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 90- 247, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g). * * * Section 2. Section 2002-A of the act is amended to read: Section 2002-A. Establishment of the State System of Higher Education and its Institutions.--(a) Subject to the regulatory powers conferred by law upon the State Board of Education, there is hereby established a body corporate and politic constituting a public corporation and government instrumentality [which shall] to be known as the State System of Higher Education, independent of the Department of Education, hereinafter referred to as the system, which is granted sovereign immunity and official immunity pursuant to 1 Pa.C.S. § 2310 (relating to sovereign immunity reaffirmed; specific waiver) and which shall consist of the following institutions and such other institutions, presently existing [or newly created, as may hereafter be admitted by the board in concurrence with other agencies as required by law] or until changed as provided under subsections (a.1), (a.2), (a.3), (a.4), (a.5), (a.6) and (a.7): (1) Bloomsburg State College; (2) California State College;

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