Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1025

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-12-19.5.

Synopsis: Tuition and fee exemption. Provides that room and board expenses are exempted in addition to the tuition and fee exemption at state educational institutions for the surviving spouse or children of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. Appropriates to each state educational institution an amount sufficient to provide the exemptions.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Stevenson




    January 8, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1025



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education and to make an appropriation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-12-19.5-0.5; (02)IN1025.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-12-19.5-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "state educational institution" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-12-0.5-1.
SOURCE: IC 20-12-19.5-1; (02)IN1025.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-12-19.5-1 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.52-2000, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) The children of:
        (1) regular, paid law enforcement officers;
        (2) regular, paid firefighters;
        (3) volunteer firefighters under IC 36-8-12-2 ;
        (4) county police reserve officers; or
        (5) city police reserve officers;
who have been killed in the line of duty shall not be required to pay tuition, room and board, or mandatory fees at any state supported college, university, or technical school, educational institution so long as the children are under the age of twenty-three (23) and are full-time

students pursuing a prescribed course of study.
    (b) The surviving spouse of a:
        (1) regular, paid law enforcement officer;
        (2) regular, paid firefighter;
        (3) volunteer firefighter under IC 36-8-12-2 ;
        (4) county police reserve officer; or
        (5) city police reserve officer;
who has been killed in the line of duty may not be required to pay tuition, room and board, or mandatory fees at any state supported college, university, or technical school, educational institution so long as the surviving spouse is pursuing a prescribed course of study at the institution towards an undergraduate degree.
    (c) This section applies to the children and surviving spouse of a:
        (1) regular, paid law enforcement officer;
        (2) regular, paid firefighter;
        (3) volunteer firefighter under IC 36-8-12-2 ;
        (4) county police reserve officer; or
        (5) city police reserve officer;
if the public safety officer described in this subsection was killed in the line of duty before, on, or after July 1, 1993.

SOURCE: IC 20-12-19.5-2; (02)IN1025.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC  20-12-19.5-2 , AS ADDED BY P.L.52-2000, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. The amount of the benefits under this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following amounts:
        (1) If the applicant does not receive financial assistance specifically designated for tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees, the amount determined under section 1 of this chapter.
        (2) If the applicant receives financial assistance specifically designated for tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees:
            (A) the amount determined under section 1 of this chapter; minus
            (B) the financial assistance specifically designated for tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees.
SOURCE: IC 20-12-19.5-3; (02)IN1025.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-12-19.5-3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. There is annually appropriated to each state educational institution from the state general fund an amount sufficient to carry out the purposes of this chapter.