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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1120         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 575

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to access to higher education for veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1120        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 575

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 575) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Sheila C. Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow veterans to pay in-state tuition and fees at state or community colleges.  Higher Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to access to higher education for veterans.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of determining eligibility for in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher education, any individual admitted to such public institutions of higher education who qualifies as a veteran, as defined in clause 43 of Section 7 of chapter 4 of the 2008 edition of the Massachusetts General Laws, shall be eligible to pay in-state tuition rates and fees, immediately upon establishing residency in the Commonwealth, at the University of Massachusetts, or any state or community college or university.  No person qualified for in-state tuition rates and fees under this chapter shall be denied in-state tuition and fees as a result of the granting of eligibility under this paragraph.  An eligible individual shall provide the University of Massachusetts, or the state or community college or university, with proof of veteran status.

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