SENATE BILL No. 282
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-12-74.
Synopsis: National Guard tuition supplement program. Allows a
person who applies for a scholarship from the National Guard tuition
supplement program and meets the requirements of that program to
receive or renew the scholarship without complying with any eligibility
period established by the state student assistance commission.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities,
and Public Policy.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE BILL No. 282
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
military and veterans' affairs.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-12-74-2; (06)IN0282.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-12-74-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. As used in this
chapter, "eligible student" means a person who:
(1) is a member of the Indiana national guard:
(A) in active drilling status; and
(B) who has not been absent without leave within the twelve
(12) months immediately preceding the date the person applies
for a tuition scholarship under this chapter;
(2) does not possess a bachelor's degree from an institution of
higher learning (as defined in IC 20-12-70-4);
(3) possesses the requisite academic qualifications;
(4) meets the requirements of the state educational institution in
which the person is enrolled or will enroll; and
(5) subject to section 8 of this chapter, meets all other eligibility
requirements as determined by the commission.
SOURCE: IC 20-12-74-7; (06)IN0282.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-12-74-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 7. (a) Money in the
national guard tuition supplement program fund shall be used to
provide annual tuition scholarships to scholarship applicants who
qualify under this chapter in an amount that is equal to one (1) of the
(1) If the scholarship applicant does not receive other financial
assistance specifically designated for tuition and mandatory fees,
the amount equal to a full tuition scholarship to attend the state
(2) If the scholarship applicant receives other financial assistance
specifically designated for tuition and mandatory fees, the
(A) equal to the balance required to attend the state
educational institution; and
(B) not to exceed the amount described in subdivision (1).
(b) Each tuition scholarship awarded under this chapter:
(1) may be renewed under this chapter for a total scholarship
award that does not exceed the equivalent of eight (8) semesters;
(2) that is renewable under this chapter is, subject to section 8 of
this chapter, subject to other eligibility criteria as established by
SOURCE: IC 20-12-74-8; (06)IN0282.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 20-12-74-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2006]: Sec. 8. Notwithstanding any other state law, a person who
applies for or renews a tuition scholarship under this chapter and
meets the requirements of this chapter is:
(1) entitled to receive a tuition scholarship under this chapter
for a period not to exceed the equivalent of eight (8)
(2) not required to comply with any eligibility period
established by the commission in order to receive an award.
SOURCE: ; (06)IN0282.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] IC 20-12-74-8, as
added by this act, applies to a person who, after June 30, 2006,
applies for or renews a tuition scholarship under the National
Guard tuition supplement program established under IC 20-12-74.