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SENATE BILL NO. 1322
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PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP - Amends existing law to increase the maximum amount of
the Promise Scholarship.
02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17 Rpt prt - to Educ
03/12 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/17 3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-1-2
AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes,
Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley,
McKenzie, McWilliams, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen,
Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Goedde, Noble
Floor Sponsors - Stennett, Werk & Malepeai
Title apvd - to House
03/18 House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/19 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
Rls susp - PASSED - 52-9-9
AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Cannon,
Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones,
Kellogg, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague,
Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould,
Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd,
Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Wills, Wood, Mr.
NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Denney, Kulczyk, Moyle, Sali,
Absent and excused -- Bauer, Bradford, Campbell, Clark, Eberle,
Harwood, Roberts, Smith(24), Trail
Floor Sponsor - Jones
Title apvd - to Senate
03/20 To enrol
03/22 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/22 Sp signed - To Governor
03/31 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 355
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1322
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO IDAHO PROMISE SCHOLARSHIPS; AMENDING SECTION 33-4307, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-4307, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 33-4307. ELIGIBILITY -- MAXIMUM AMOUNTS -- CONDITIONS. A grant may be
9 awarded to an eligible student for matriculation at an eligible postsecondary
10 educational institution in the state of Idaho if:
11 (1) The individual is accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergradu-
12 ate or professional-technical student, as follows:
13 (a) In the case of an individual beginning his first year or freshman
14 year of postsecondary education, he has satisfied the requirements for
15 admission and has enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution.
16 (b) In the case of an individual enrolled in an eligible postsecondary
17 institution following the successful completion of the first term, he con-
18 tinues to meet the requirements of this act and has maintained such high
19 standards of performance as may be required. Provided that high academic
20 standards are maintained in accordance with requirements of this chapter,
21 a student continues to be eligible when transferring from one (1) major
22 program to another.
23 (c) In the case of an individual transferring from one (1) eligible post-
24 secondary institution in Idaho to another eligible postsecondary institu-
25 tion in Idaho, he continues to meet the requirements of this act, is
26 accepted and enrolled at the eligible postsecondary institution to which
27 he is transferring, and has maintained such high standards of performance
28 as may be required.
29 (2) The grant for category A students is as follows:
30 (a) The grant payment to an individual per educational year for atten-
31 dance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annu-
32 ally by the state board of education or in excess of the total educational
33 costs as certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institu-
34 tion to be attended by the individual receiving the grant, whichever is
36 (b) The total grant payments over a period of six (6) years to an indi-
37 vidual may not exceed four (4) annual grants or the total educational
38 costs for four (4) educational years completed as certified by an official
39 of the eligible postsecondary institution or institutions attended by the
40 individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
41 (c) The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
42 the grant will be used for educational costs only.
43 (d) The grant is awarded on the basis of extraordinary performance in
1 standardized, unweighted competitive examination and high school record.
2 (e) The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving
3 other financial aid s, awards, or scholarships, provided the total of the
4 grant and such other financial aids, awards or scholarships does not
5 exceed the total educational costs for attendance at an eligible post-
6 secondary institution as certified by an official of the eligible post-
7 secondary institution to be attended by the individual receiving the
9 (f) Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quar-
10 ters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
11 in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year,
12 as defined in section 33-4306(10), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
13 such student in advance.
14 (g) The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for
15 the administration of this act.
16 (3) The grant for category B students is as follows:
17 (a) The grant payment to an individual per educational year for atten-
18 dance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annu-
19 ally by the state board of education and the board of regents of the uni-
20 versity of Idaho and not to exceed one thousand two hundred dollars
21 ($1, 0200) per year including the required match.
22 (b) The total grant payments over a period of four (4) years to an indi-
23 vidual may not exceed two (2) annual grants.
24 (c) The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
25 the grant will be used for educational costs only.
26 (d) The grant is awarded on the basis of a high school record of a 3.0
27 grade point average or an ACT composite score of 20 or better and other
28 criteria as may be established by the state board of education and the
29 board of regents of the university of Idaho.
30 (e) The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving
31 other financial aid, awards or scholarships except that category A student
32 award recipients are not eligible for category B awards.
33 (f) Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quar-
34 ters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
35 in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year,
36 as defined in section 33-4306(8), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
37 such student in advance. The first grant payments pursuant to this section
38 for category B students shall be made in the fall of 2001 or in the first
39 fall academic term following an appropriation and when moneys are avail-
40 able to implement the category B scholarship program, whichever date is
42 (g) The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for
43 the administration of this chapter.
44 (h) All eligible postsecondary institutions will report annually to the
45 state board of education and the board of regents of the university of
46 Idaho the number of students for each term receiving a grant award and the
47 number of awards that were matched by the institution.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill would increase the Robert R. Lee Promise B Scholarship from
$500 to $600 per year.
Estimating a 2% award growth to 7,800 students, this would require an
increase in $780,000 from general funds.
Name: Sen. Clint Stennett
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1322