Bill Summary for H 1159 (2011-2012)

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May 29 2012

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 1159 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 29, 2012
TO WAIVE THE TWELVE-MONTH STATE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, THUS ALLOWING THEM TO QUALIFY FOR THE RESIDENT TUITION RATE.
Intro. by McLawhorn, Glazier, Lucas, Rapp.

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Enacts new GS 116-143.3A to grant a veteran, defined as any person honorably discharged on or after July 1, 2011, residency status for tuition purposes if the veteran lives in North Carolina and was last stationed at a permanent duty station in the state. Also considers dependent relatives of qualifying veterans as residents for tuition purposes if the relative lives in North Carolina. Appropriates $6.3 million for 2012-13 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors and $4.2 million for 2012-13 from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office to assist with the cost of waiving the 12-month residency requirement. Effective July 1, 2012, and applies beginning in the 2012-13 fall semester.

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