Bill Summary for H 1068 (2015-2016)

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May 10 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1068 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 10, 2016
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO WAIVE TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEES FOR CERTAIN FIREFIGHTERS, EMS PERSONNEL, AND RESCUE AND LIFESAVING PERSONNEL WHOSE PERMANENT DUTY STATION IS WITHIN NORTH CAROLINA, FOR COURSES THAT SUPPORT THEIR ORGANIZATIONS' TRAINING NEEDS AND ARE APPROVED FOR THIS PURPOSE BY THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
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Amends GS 115D-5(b), which authorizes the State Board of Community Colleges (Board) to provide for waiver of tuition and registration fees for specified persons, by adding a new category of persons eligible for waiver that covers firefighters, EMS personnel, and rescue and lifesaving personnel whose permanent duty station is within the State and whose departments have mutual aid agreements with one or more surrounding areas, for courses that support their organizations' training needs and are approved for this purpose by the Board.

Amends GS 115D-39(a1) to provide that federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and rescue and lifesaving personnel whose permanent duty station is within the state and who do not otherwise qualify for tuition waivers under new GS 115D-5(b)(2a) are also eligible for the state resident community college tuition rate for courses that support their organizations' training needs and are approved for this purpose by the Board.

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