Reprinted

March 18, 2009





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1165

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DIGEST OF HB 1165 (Updated March 17, 2009 2:58 pm - DI 102)



Citations Affected: IC 21-14.

Synopsis: Public safety survivors tuition and fee exemption. Exempts the children of a public safety officer who is killed in the line of duty from the payment of tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to eight semesters at a state educational institution or technical school. Provides that the exemption applies to a child who is younger than 24 years of age on the date of the public safety officer's death, and limits the amount of the exemption to the cost of an undergraduate credit hour at the state educational institution or technical school where the child enrolls. (Currently, the children must be younger than 23 years of age to use the benefit.)

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Tyler, Neese, Moseley, Gutwein
(SENATE SPONSORS _ YOUNG R MICHAEL, ERRINGTON, ARNOLD, DEIG, SIPES)




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
    February 16, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 19, 2009, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 23, 2009, read third time, passed. Yeas 81, nays 16.

SENATE ACTION

    February 24, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    March 5, 2009, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    March 17, 2009, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

March 18, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1165



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

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

SOURCE: IC 21-14-6-2; (09)EH1165.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-14-6-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 255, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. (a) This section applies to a public safety officer's child who is less than twenty-four (24) years of age on the date of the public safety officer's death. The children of a public safety officer who has been killed in the line of duty are not required to pay exempt from the payment of educational costs tuition and regularly assessed fees for eight (8) semesters (or the equivalent) in which the children enroll at a state educational institution or state supported technical school. so long as The children are less than twenty-three (23) years of age and are must be full-time students pursuing a prescribed course of study.
     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls.