HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1043

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to tuition waivers.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 304A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part II to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"304A- Tuition waivers; spouses and children of eligible veterans. (a) The University of Hawaii and the community colleges of the State may waive tuition for any qualified student who is a spouse or child of:

(1) A totally disabled veteran; or

(2) An eligible veteran or national guard member who lost his or her life while engaged in active federal military or naval service; provided that upon remarriage, the surviving spouse of the eligible veteran or national guard member shall no longer be eligible for the tuition waiver under this section.

(b) For purposes of this section:

"Eligible veteran or national guard member" means a Hawaii domiciliary who was an active or reserve member of the United states military or naval forces, or a national guard member called to active duty, who served in the active federal service under title 10 or title 32 of the United States Code, in a war or conflict fought on foreign soil, in international waters, or in another location in support of those serving on foreign soil or in international waters, and if discharged from service, had received an honorable discharge.

"Totally disabled veteran" means a person who is totally disabled due to injuries received while on duty with the armed forces of the United States.

(c) The University of Hawaii may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

UH Tuition Waivers; Military; Spouses and Children

 

Description:

Allows the UOH and the community colleges to waive tuition for spouses and children of totally disabled veterans and active or reserve members of the armed forces who were killed in action.

 

 

 

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