Bill Summary for S 239 (2019-2020)

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Mar 13 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 239 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Intro. by D. Davis, Brown.

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Current law (GS 143B-1226) requires that a child, as defined in Part 2, Article 14, GS Chapter 143B (Veterans' Affairs Commission), who falls within a described scholarship eligibility class be considered for a wartime veterans' scholarship upon application. GS 143B-1226 describes five scholarship eligibility classes: Class 1-A, 1-B, II, III, and IV.

Amends GS 143B-1224(3), defining child as the term applies to Part 2. Modifies the term to include a person who is a child as defined in 37 USC 401 (federal definition for purposes of certain allowances for uniformed service members; was, who was legally adopted by the veteran prior to said person's reaching the age of 15 years) and who meets other existing criteria, as specified. 

Repeals Section 2(a) of SL 2018-37, which expands scholarship eligibility Classes II and III for wartime veterans' scholarships under GS 143B-1226 to include any person meeting the specified criteria set forth in GS 143B-1224(3)a. or b. and who is a child, as that term is defined in 37 USC 401.

Directs the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to document the number of applicants who apply for scholarships provided under GS 143B-1226 and report to the specified NCGA Committee by March 30, 2020, on the total number of applications received and the total number of applications made eligible as a result of the act.