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H0019..........................................................by EDUCATION 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 eligibility findings. 01/20 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/21 Rpt prt - to Educ
]]]] 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 childdependent 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 schoolcollege 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 childeducational 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 schoolcollege 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- 2 1 vide institutional administrative personnel with documentation of their rights 2 under this act.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14448 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. FISCAL IMPACT There are no additional funds anticipated with this action. CONTACT Name: Karen Echeverria Agency: Office of the State Board of Education Phone: 332-1567 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 19