Bill Text - HB221 (2017)

Relative to the national guard scholarship fund and the New Hampshire national guard education assistance act.


Revision: March 30, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

HB 221 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0209h

2017 SESSION

17-0289

09/01

 

HOUSE BILL 221

 

AN ACT relative to the national guard scholarship fund and the New Hampshire national guard education assistance act.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Kuch, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows national guard scholarships to be awarded for the purpose of payment for fees and books.  This bill makes individuals who are dismissed from a school, curriculum, or program for academic or disciplinary reasons ineligible for further assistance from the national guard scholarship fund unless the adjutant general's department reinstates eligibility.  This bill also authorizes national guard members who are enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any college or university which is under the authority of the chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire to receive certain educational assistance.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0209h 17-0289

09/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the national guard scholarship fund and the New Hampshire national guard education assistance act.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  National Guard Scholarship Fund; Eligible Recipients.  Amend RSA 110-B:63 to read as follows:

110-B:63  Eligible Recipients.  

I.  The scholarships shall be awarded to members in good standing of the New Hampshire national guard for the purpose of assisting in fees, books, and tuition payments at institutions of higher learning or postsecondary education located within the state while enrolled in a degree enhancing curriculum or a non-credit professional development or certificate program that the Veterans Administration recognizes as eligible for educational assistance.

II.  If for any reason an individual is dismissed from any school, curriculum, or program for academic or disciplinary reasons, the individual shall be ineligible for educational assistance under this subdivision unless the adjutant general's department reinstates eligibility.

2  Educational Assistance Authorized; Minimum Requirements.  Amend RSA 110-B:63-c, II to read as follows:

II.  Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum in any college that is under the authority of the chancellor of the community college system of New Hampshire, or enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any [public college or university within the state] college or university which is under the authority of the chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

HB 221 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0209h

2017 SESSION

17-0289

09/01

 

HOUSE BILL 221

 

AN ACT relative to the national guard scholarship fund and the New Hampshire national guard education assistance act.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Kuch, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows national guard scholarships to be awarded for the purpose of payment for fees and books.  This bill makes individuals who are dismissed from a school, curriculum, or program for academic or disciplinary reasons ineligible for further assistance from the national guard scholarship fund unless the adjutant general's department reinstates eligibility.  This bill also authorizes national guard members who are enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any college or university which is under the authority of the chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire to receive certain educational assistance.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0209h 17-0289

09/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the national guard scholarship fund and the New Hampshire national guard education assistance act.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  National Guard Scholarship Fund; Eligible Recipients.  Amend RSA 110-B:63 to read as follows:

110-B:63  Eligible Recipients.  

I.  The scholarships shall be awarded to members in good standing of the New Hampshire national guard for the purpose of assisting in fees, books, and tuition payments at institutions of higher learning or postsecondary education located within the state while enrolled in a degree enhancing curriculum or a non-credit professional development or certificate program that the Veterans Administration recognizes as eligible for educational assistance.

II.  If for any reason an individual is dismissed from any school, curriculum, or program for academic or disciplinary reasons, the individual shall be ineligible for educational assistance under this subdivision unless the adjutant general's department reinstates eligibility.

2  Educational Assistance Authorized; Minimum Requirements.  Amend RSA 110-B:63-c, II to read as follows:

II.  Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum in any college that is under the authority of the chancellor of the community college system of New Hampshire, or enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any [public college or university within the state] college or university which is under the authority of the chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.