AN ACT TO ADD SURVIVORS OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND THE SPOUSES AND CHILDREN OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO ARE DISABLED DUE TO A TRAUMATIC INJURY SUSTAINED IN THE LINE OF DUTY TO THE STATUTES PROVIDING FOR A WAIVER OF TUITION FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TAKING COURSES THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA OR A NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Expands GS 115B-2, requiring UNC constituent institutions and community colleges to waive tuition for credit and noncredit classes for survivors of correctional officers killed in the line of duty and spouses or children of correctional officers who are permanently and totally disabled directly from a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty, as specified. Amends GS 115B-1, adding correctional officer to the defined terms. Makes conforming changes to defined terms permanently and totally disabled as a direct result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty and survivor. Amends GS 115B-5 to make conforming changes regarding proof of eligibility for tuition waiver. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.