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HOUSE BILL NO. 638<br /> – Opportunity scholarshp/institutions


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H0638..........................................................by EDUCATION
IDAHO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - Amends existing law to revise the
definition of eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institutions for
purposes of the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Program.

03/12    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/13    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/14    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/17    3rd rdg - PASSSED - 45-25-0
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Black, Block, Bock,
      Boe, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Clark, Collins,
      Crane, Eskridge, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Kren, Labrador, Lake,
      Marriott, Mathews, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart,
      Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Roberts, Schaefer, Shepherd(02),
      Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(24), Thayn, Trail, Wills,
      NAYS -- Bell, Bilbao, Bolz, Chew, Durst, Hagedorn, Henbest, Jaquet,
      Killen, King, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, McGeachin, Ringo, Ruchti,
      Rusche, Sayler, Smith(30), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thomas, Vander
      Woude, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsors - Nonini & Shirley
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/17    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008


                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 638

                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT

  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

  6        SECTION  1.  That  Section 33-5604, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:

  8        33-5604.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
  9        (1)  "Educational costs" means the dollar amount  determined  annually  by
 10    the  state board of education as necessary for student tuition, fees, room and
 11    board, books and such other expenses reasonably related to  attendance  at  an
 12    eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution.
 13        (2)  "Eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution" means:
 14        (a)  A  public  postsecondary  organization  governed or supervised by the
 15        state board, the board of regents of the university of Idaho, a  board  of
 16        trustees of a community college established pursuant to the  provisions of
 17        chapter  21,  title  33,  Idaho Code, or the state board for professional-
 18        technical education; or
 19        (b)  Any educational organization located in Idaho which is:
 20             (i)   Operated privately;
 21             (ii)  Classified as not-for-profit under the Idaho Code;
 22             (iii) Under the control of an independent board and not directly con-
 23             trolled or administered by a public or political subdivision; and
 24             (ivii)  Accredited by an organization recognized by the state  board,
 25             as provided in section 33-2402, Idaho Code.
 26        (3)  "Eligible student" means a student who:
 27        (a)  Is an Idaho resident;
 28        (b)  Has  or will graduate from an accredited high school or equivalent in
 29        Idaho as determined by the state board;
 30        (c)  Has enrolled or applied as a full-time student to an  eligible  Idaho
 31        postsecondary educational institution; and
 32        (d)  Is pursuing an undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma.
 33        (4)  "Financial  eligibility"  means the extent of a person's inability to
 34    meet the educational costs associated with attending an eligible  Idaho  post-
 35    secondary  educational  institution  through a model of shared responsibility,
 36    taking into account the required and expected contributions of  such  person's
 37    parents, family and personal resources.
 38        (5)  "Opportunity  scholarship  program"  means  the  scholarship  program
 39    described in this chapter and in the rules established by the state board.
 40        (6)  "State board" means the state board of education.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 18067

This legislation changes the definition of "eligible Idaho post
secondary educational institution" in Idaho Code 33-5604 to allow
students to use the Opportunity Scholarship at Idaho public,
private not-for-profit and private for-profit institutions. 

                          FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact.

Name: Clete Edmunson, Office of the Governor 
Phone: (208) 334-2100

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 638