Bill Text: IA HF27 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to policies at public institutions of higher education granting resident status for purposes of paying postsecondary tuition and fees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-01-18 - Introduced, referred to Education. H.J. 90. [HF27 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-HF27-Introduced.html
House File 27 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  HUNTER, R. SMITH, and
                                     NIELSEN

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to policies at public institutions of higher
  2    education granting resident status for purposes of paying
  3    postsecondary tuition and fees.
  4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 260C.14, Code 2017, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsection:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  25.  Adopt a policy, to take effect
  1  4 not later than January 1, 2018, relating to an additional
  1  5 classification of students for purposes of determining tuition
  1  6 and fees, to grant resident status to individuals who meet all
  1  7 of the following conditions:
  1  8    a.  Attended an accredited school in this state for at least
  1  9 five years as of the date the individual graduated from an
  1 10 accredited high school or received a high school equivalency
  1 11 diploma in this state.
  1 12    b.  Is accepted for enrollment by the community college.
  1 13    c.  Was not required to pay tuition to attend a public high
  1 14 school in this state.
  1 15    d.  Signs an affidavit, if the individual does not have a
  1 16 social security number, stating that the individual will pursue
  1 17 citizenship in the United States at the earliest possible time
  1 18 the individual is able to do so.
  1 19    Sec. 2.  Section 262.9, Code 2017, is amended by adding the
  1 20 following new subsection:
  1 21    NEW SUBSECTION.  39.  Adopt a policy, to take effect
  1 22 not later than January 1, 2018, relating to an additional
  1 23 classification of students for purposes of determining tuition
  1 24 and fees, to grant resident status to individuals who meet all
  1 25 of the following conditions:
  1 26    a.  Attended an accredited school in this state for at least
  1 27 five years as of the date the individual graduated from an
  1 28 accredited high school or received a high school equivalency
  1 29 diploma in this state.
  1 30    b.  Is accepted for enrollment by a university under the
  1 31 control of the board.
  1 32    c.  Was not required to pay tuition to attend a public high
  1 33 school in this state.
  1 34    d.  Signs an affidavit, if the individual does not have a
  1 35 social security number, stating that the individual will pursue
  2  1 citizenship in the United States at the earliest possible time
  2  2 the individual is able to do so.
  2  3                           EXPLANATION
  2  4 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  2  5 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  2  6    This bill directs the board of directors of a community
  2  7 college and the state board of regents to adopt policies
  2  8 that take effect not later than January 1, 2018, relating
  2  9 to an additional classification of students for purposes of
  2 10 determining tuition and fees, to grant resident status to
  2 11 certain individuals.
  2 12    To meet the requirements of the policy, an individual
  2 13 must have attended an accredited school in this state for
  2 14 at least five years or received a high school equivalency
  2 15 diploma in this state, be accepted for enrollment by a public
  2 16 postsecondary institution in this state, must not have been
  2 17 required to pay tuition to attend a public high school in this
  2 18 state, and must sign an affidavit, if the individual does not
  2 19 have a social security number, stating that the individual
  2 20 will pursue U.S. citizenship at the earliest possible time the
  2 21 individual is able to do so.
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