HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2227

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to elderly education.

 

 

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 be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"304A- Senior citizen education. (a) The University of Hawaii shall encourage Hawaii's senior citizens to continue their education by offering to senior citizens, at all University of Hawaii campuses, credited courses at no cost or a discounted tuition rate based upon the financial status of the senior citizen.

For the purposes of this section, "senior citizen" means a resident of this State who:

(1) Is at least sixty-five years of age at the time of enrollment; and

(2) Is not incarcerated at a correctional facility."

SECTION 2. Section 304A-502, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]304A-502[]] Power of regents to grant tuition waivers. The board of regents, or its designated representatives, is authorized to grant, modify, or suspend tuition waivers.

The board may:

(1) Waive entirely or reduce the tuition fee or any of the other fees for graduate teaching and research assistants;

(2) Enter into agreements with government and university officials of any other state or foreign country to provide for reciprocal waiver of the nonresident tuition and fee differential;

(3) Waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for selected students from Pacific and Asian jurisdictions when their presence would be beneficial to the university or the State;

(4) Waive entirely or reduce the tuition fee or any of the other fees for students, resident or nonresident; [and]

(5) Waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for members in good standing of the following military units, regardless of their actual state of residence:

(A) The Hawaii national guard; and

(B) The federal reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who attend drills with units located within the State[.]; and

(6) Waive entirely or reduce the tuition fee or any of the other fees for senior citizens; provided that for the purposes of this paragraph, "senior citizen" shall have the same meaning as defined in section 304A-   .

The board shall determine the percentage of allowable tuition and fee waivers for financial need and other university priorities. These tuition waivers and waivers of the nonresident tuition and fee differential shall be awarded in accordance with guidelines established by the board."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

University of Hawaii; Senior Citizens; Education

 

Description:

Requires UH to offer free or discounted credited courses to senior citizens at all campuses.

 

 

 

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