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.
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.
© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.