Bill Text: NJ S275 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides resident tuition rate to certain non-resident dependent children of United States military personnel attending public institutions of higher education.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-03-01 - Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (70-0-0) [S275 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S275-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 275

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.

District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Provides resident tuition rate to certain non-resident dependent children of United States military personnel attending public institutions of higher education.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act concerning resident tuition rates for dependent children of United States military personnel and amending P.L.1985, c.231. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 1 of P.L.1985, c.231 (C.18A:62-4.1) is amended to read as follows:

     1.    a.  United States military personnel and their dependents who are living in New Jersey and are attending public institutions of higher education in New Jersey shall be regarded as residents of the State for the purpose of determining tuition.

     b.    A dependent child of United States military personnel who attended high school in New Jersey for a minimum of three years shall be regarded by a public institution of higher education in New Jersey as a resident of the State for the purpose of determining tuition, regardless of where the dependent child resides upon enrollment in the institution.

(cf: P.L.1985, c.231, s.1)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     P.L.1985, c.231 (C.18A:62-4.1) provides that any member of the United States military stationed in the State, as well as his dependents, are eligible for resident tuition rates at public institutions of higher education.  This bill extends that provision to the dependent child of United States military personnel who attended high school in New Jersey for a minimum of three years, regardless of where the dependent child resides upon enrollment in the institution.

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