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Sponsors: Senator Reese
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Introduced in the Senate on May 14, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Free tuition for veterans' children
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/14/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-3 5/14/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-3
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO PROVIDE FREE TUITION TO A PERSON ATTENDING A STATE-SUPPORTED COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL IF HE IS A CHILD OF A VETERAN WHO IS GRADUATED FROM A FOUR-YEAR SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS PROGRAM AND GRADUATED A COMMISSIONED OFFICER, AND WHO DIED WHILE PERFORMING MILITARY SERVICE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-111-20(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) A child of a
wartime veteran, upon application to and approval by the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs, may be admitted to any a state-supported college, university, or post high school technical education institution free of tuition so long as his if the student's work and conduct is are satisfactory to the governing body of the institution, if the veteran was a resident of this State at the time of entry into service and during service or has been a resident of this State for at least one year and still resides in this State or, if the veteran is deceased, resided in this State for one year before his death, and provided the veteran served honorably in a branch of the military service of the United States during a war period, as those periods are defined by Section 101 of Title 38 of the United States Code, and:
(1) was killed
in action while performing military service;
(2) died from other causes while in the service;
(3) died of disease or disability resulting from service;
(4) was a prisoner of war as defined by Congress or Presidential proclamation
during such war period;
(5) is permanently and totally disabled, as determined by the Veterans Administration from any cause;
(6) has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor;
(7) is missing in action;
(8) the applicant is the child of a deceased veteran who qualified under items (4) and (5);
(9) has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat
(10) is a graduate of a four-year South Carolina college or university who participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program, graduated a commissioned officer, and who died while performing military service.
(B) The provisions of this section apply to a child of a veteran who meets the residency requirements of Chapter 112 of this title, is twenty-six years of age or younger, and is pursuing any type of undergraduate degree."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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