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SENATE BILL NO. 1407<br /> – Scholarship, armed forces, disabld


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S1407..........................................................by EDUCATION
SCHOLARSHIPS - Amends existing law relating to scholarships to provide for
additional scholarship eligibility for dependents of a member of the armed
forces who has become disabled by injuries or wounds sustained in action.

02/08    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/11    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/19    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/20    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/25    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond,
      Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Coiner, Gannon
    Floor Sponsor - Burkett
    Title apvd - to House
02/26    House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/11    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/13    3rd rdg - PASSED - 64-0-6
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block,
      Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez,
      Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart,
      Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake,
      LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer,
      Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Ringo, Roberts,
      Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08),
      Shirley, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Thayn, Thomas, Trail,
      Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bilbao, Harwood, Moyle, Raybould, Shively,
    Floor Sponsors - Wills & Nielsen
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/14    To enrol
03/17    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/18    To Governor
03/18    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 185
         Effective: 07/01/08

Bill Text

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


                                       IN THE SENATE

                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1407

                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT
  4        CORRECTIONS.

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

  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 33-4302, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:

  8        33-4302.  SCHOLARSHIPS  --  STATE AID. (1) The following individuals shall
  9    be eligible for the scholarship program provided for herein:
 10        (a)  Any dependent of any Idaho citizen who is a resident of the state  of
 11        Idaho  on  or after the effective date of this act and who has been deter-
 12        mined by the federal government to be a prisoner  of  war  or  missing  in
 13        action; or to have died of, or become disabled by, injuries or wounds sus-
 14        tained  in  action  in  southeast  Asia, including Korea, or in Iraq or in
 15        Afghanistan or who shall become so hereafter, in any area  of  armed  con-
 16        flict in which the United States is a party; and
 17        (b)  Any  dependent of any member of the armed forces of the United States
 18        who is stationed in the state of Idaho  on  military  orders  and  who  is
 19        deployed  from  the  state of Idaho to any area of armed conflict in which
 20        the United States is a party and who has been determined  by  the  federal
 21        government  to  be a prisoner of war or missing in action; or to have died
 22        of, or become disabled by, injuries or wounds sustained  in  action  as  a
 23        result of such deployment. Provided further, that such dependent must be a
 24        resident of the state of Idaho and must have completed secondary school or
 25        its equivalent in the state of Idaho.
 26        (2)  An  eligible  individual who applies for the scholarship provided for
 27    herein shall, after verification of eligibility, receive the  scholarship  and
 28    be  admitted  to  attend  any public institution of higher education or public
 29    professional-technical college within the state of Idaho without the necessity
 30    of paying tuition and fees therefor;  such  student  shall  be  provided  with
 31    books, equipment and supplies necessary for pursuit of such program of enroll-
 32    ment not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per quarter, semester, intensi-
 33    fied semester, or like educational period; such student shall be furnished on-
 34    campus housing and subsistence for each month he or she is enrolled under this
 35    program  and  actually  resides in such on-campus facility; provided, however,
 36    that such educational benefits shall not exceed a  total  of  thirty-six  (36)
 37    months  or four (4) nine (9) month periods. Provided further, that the initia-
 38    tion of such educational benefits shall extend for a period of ten (10)  years
 39    after  achieving  a high school diploma or its equivalency, or for a period of
 40    ten (10) years after the event giving rise to the eligibility for the scholar-
 41    ship, whichever is longer.
 42        (3)  The dependent shall meet such  other  educational  qualifications  as
 43    such  institution  of  higher  education or professional-technical college has


  1    established for other prospective students of this state.
  2        (4)  Application for eligibility under this section shall be made  to  the
  3    state  board  of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho
  4    or the state board of vocational-technical education. The board  shall  verify
  5    the  eligibility  of  the  dependent  and  communicate such eligibility to the
  6    dependent and the affected institution or college.
  7        (5)  Affected institutions shall in their preparation  of  future  budgets
  8    include  therein costs resultant from such tuition, fee, book, equipment, sup-
  9    ply, housing and subsistence loss for reimbursement  thereof  from  appropria-
 10    tions of state funds.
 11        For  the  purposes  of  this  section, a member of the armed forces of the
 12    United States is considered disabled if he or she is unable  to  perform  with
 13    reasonable  continuity the material duties of any gainful occupation for which
 14    he or she is reasonably fitted by education, training and experience.
 15        (6)  Applicants for the scholarship program herein prescribed  shall  pro-
 16    vide institutional administrative personnel with documentation of their rights
 17    under this act.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 17778

This bill provides for a scholarship for dependents of Idaho's
members of the military service who are disabled (totally and
permanently from any employment), as a result of injuries
incurred while engaged in the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                           FISCAL NOTE

The fiscal impact is dependent upon the total number of Idaho
military personnel who incur disabling injuries while serving
their state and nation in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation
Enduring Freedom.  A fiscal impact is expected of $13,000 per
student per year of scholarship granted.  Annual fiscal impact
would be $65,000 beginning FY 2010 and for the following ten

Name: Sen. Mike Burkett            Name: Greg Funk
Phone: 332-1414                    Phone: 377-0917

Name: Steve Edgar
Phone: 286-9906

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                        S 1407