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At the request of: (at the request of House Interim Committee on Veterans Affairs)
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Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to veterans' educational benefits; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Directs public universities and community colleges to charge nonresident veteran who is undergraduate student tuition and fees no greater than resident rate if nonresident veteran received either honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions and provides proof of physical presence in Oregon within 12 months of enrollment.
Directs public universities and community colleges to charge nonresident veteran who is undergraduate student tuition and fees no greater than resident rate if nonresident veteran was discharged under other than dishonorable conditions and attended elementary or secondary school in any state or territory, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico within five years immediately prior to receiving high school diploma or leaving school before receiving high school diploma, attended elementary or secondary school in this state within three years immediately prior to receiving high school diploma or leaving school before receiving diploma and received high school diploma from secondary school in this state or received equivalent of high school diploma] received either honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions and provides proof of physical presence in Oregon within 12 months of enrollment. Where nonresident veteran who is undergraduate or graduate student does not meet specified requirements, directs public universities and community colleges to charge nonresident veteran tuition and fees no greater than resident rate plus 50 percent of difference between resident rate and nonresident rate.] Directs eligible post-secondary institution to waive tuition for child of Purple Heart recipient when recipient received either honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions and was awarded Purple Heart in 2001 or thereafter. Requires State Board of Education and State Board of Higher Education to report annually to Legislative Assembly regarding students who receive tuition relief. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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