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CTE Sunset hearing to be held

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Education, Health, and General Welfare Subcommittee of the legislative Government Operations Committee plans to review the Tennessee Council for Career and Technical Education (CTE) here on Oct. 21. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Room 1, Cordell Hull Building, beginning at 9 a.m.
TCAT Elizabethton President Dean Blevins, council chair and acting executive director, said the Joint Government Operations Committee reviews the activities of all state agencies and organizations at least once every eight years under the Tennessee Governmental Entity Review Law, Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 29. This is commonly called the Sunset review process
CTE is a short-term solution to business and industry training. It is offered by each of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, as well several other colleges and universities in Tennessee, Blevins said.
Representatives of the entity appear before a joint subcommittee of the Government Operations Committee in a Sunset public hearing prior to the committee’s recommendation for continuation, restructure, or termination of that entity.
The subcommittee’s recommendations at the Sunset public hearing will be the basis for legislative bills to amend the Sunset law and the entity’s authorizing statutes. These bills will be considered separately by the Senate and House Government Operations committees and voted on by the Senate and House. If passed by both the Senate and House and signed by the Governor, the bills become law.