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HOUSE BILL NO. 19
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SCHOLARSHIPS - Amends existing law relating to scholarships for qualified
dependents of public safety officers killed or disabled in the line of duty
to place a limit on the length of time educational benefits shall be
extended to a qualified dependent; to provide that application for
eligibility shall be made to the State Board of Education; and to provide
duties of the State Board of Education for verifying and communicating
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 19
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; AMENDING SECTION
3 33-4302, IDAHO CODE, TO PLACE A LIMIT ON THE LENGTH OF TIME EDUCATIONAL
4 BENEFITS SHALL BE EXTENDED TO A QUALIFIED DEPENDENT, TO PROVIDE PROPER
5 TERMINOLOGY, TO PROVIDE THAT APPLICATION FOR ELIGIBILITY SHALL BE MADE TO
6 THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF
7 EDUCATION FOR VERIFYING AND COMMUNICATING ELIGIBILITY FINDINGS.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 33-4302, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 33-4302. SCHOLARSHIPS -- STATE AID. (1) Any child dependent of any Idaho
12 citizen who is a resident of the state of Idaho on or after the effective date
13 of this act and who has been determined by the federal government to be a
14 prisoner of war or missing in action or died of injuries or wounds sustained
15 in action in southeast Asia, including Korea, or who shall become so hereaf-
16 ter, in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party,
17 shall be admitted to attend any public institution of higher education or pub-
18 lic professional-technical school college within the state of Idaho without
19 the necessity of paying tuition and fees therefor; that such student shall be
20 provided with books, equipment and supplies necessary for pursuit of such pro-
21 gram of enrollment not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per quarter,
22 semester, intensified semester, or like educational period; that such student
23 shall be furnished on-campus housing and subsistence for each month he is
24 enrolled under this program and actually resides in such on-campus facility;
25 provided, however, that such educational benefits shall not exceed a total of
26 thirty-six (36) months or four (4) nine (9) month periods; provided further,
27 that such child educational benefits shall not extend beyond ten (10) years
28 following the date the dependent receives a high school diploma, a high school
29 equivalency diploma, a special diploma or a certificate of high school comple-
30 tion, or beyond the date such dependent turns thirty (30) years old, whichever
31 comes first.
32 (2) The dependent shall meet such other educational qualifications as
33 such institution of higher education or professional-technical school college
34 has established for other prospective students of this state.
35 (3) Application for eligibility under this section shall be made to the
36 state board of education and board of regents of the university of Idaho. The
37 board shall verify the eligibility of the dependent and communicate such eli-
38 gibility to the dependent and the affected institution or college.
39 (4) Affected institutions shall in their preparation of future budgets
40 include therein costs resultant from such tuition, fee, book, equipment, sup-
41 ply, housing and subsistence loss for reimbursement thereof from appropria-
42 tions of state funds.
43 (5) Applicants for the scholarship program herein prescribed shall pro-
1 vide institutional administrative personnel with documentation of their rights
2 under this act.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation will amend Section 33-4302, Idaho Code to bring
it up-to-date and more closely aligned with other statutes
governing scholarships such as the Public Safety Dependent Officer
Scholarship found in Section 33-4302A. This legislation will also
centralize all scholarship reporting in the Office of the State
Board of Education.
There are no additional funds anticipated with this action.
Name: Karen Echeverria
Agency: Office of the State Board of Education
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 19