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6 Eric K. Hutchings 7
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the State System of Higher Education Code by creating a tuition
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires state institutions of higher education to waive the tuition of a Utah resident
15 admitted to a program of study leading to a degree or certificate, if the student has
16 received a Purple Heart award as a result of military service.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2004.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 53B-8e-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 53B-8e-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 53B-8e-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53B-8e-101 is enacted to read:
30 53B-8e-101. Title.
31 This chapter is known as the "Utah Purple Heart Recipients' Tuition Act."
32 Section 2. Section 53B-8e-102 is enacted to read:
33 53B-8e-102. Definitions.
34 As used in this chapter:
35 (1) "Purple Heart recipient" means any Utah resident who is a military veteran and who
36 has earned a Purple Heart award as a result of military service.
37 (2) "State institution of higher education" means an institution listed in Section
38 53B-1-102 .
39 (3) (a) "Tuition" means tuition at the rate for residents of the state.
40 (b) "Tuition" excludes fees.
41 Section 3. Section 53B-8e-103 is enacted to read:
42 53B-8e-103. Tuition waivers for Purple Heart recipients -- Qualifications --
44 (1) Beginning in the 2004-05 academic year, a state institution of higher education
45 shall waive tuition for each Purple Heart recipient who:
46 (a) is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a program of
47 study leading to a degree or certificate;
48 (b) is a resident student of the state as determined under Section 53B-8-102 ; and
49 (c) submits verification as provided in Subsection (2) that the student is a Purple Heart
51 (2) A Purple Heart recipient seeking a tuition waiver shall request the Division of
52 Veterans Affairs to provide the verification required by Subsection (1)(c). The Division of
53 Veterans Affairs shall provide the verification upon obtaining evidence satisfactory to the
54 division that the student is a Purple Heart recipient.
55 Section 4. Effective date.
56 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2004.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-23-03 12:49 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.