Public Chapter 334
HOUSE BILL NO. 266
By Representative Curtiss
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 114
By Senator Cooper
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapters 7, 8 and 9, relative to higher education.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is hereby requested to conduct a study of the feasibility and/or desirability of merging the post-secondary educational facilities currently located in Warren County, i.e. The Motlow State Community College at McMinnville, the Tennessee Technology Center, and the Tennessee State University Nursery Research Station. Such study should examine the economic, business and industrial needs of the area, as well as the training and educational needs of the local population. The study should also address the question as to whether the three (3) existing facilities should be consolidated or expanded into a two and/or four-year state institution of higher education.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming law, the public welfare requiring it, and the requested report should be submitted to the General Assembly before February 1, 1998.