Bill Text - HB221 (2017)

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


Revision: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

HB 221 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

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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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.  This bill also authorizes national guard members who are enrolled in non-credit professional development or certificate programs to receive certain postsecondary educational assistance.

 

This bill was requested by the adjutant general.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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.

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.

2  New Paragraph; Postsecondary Educational Assistance; Definitions.  Amend RSA 110-B:63-b by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a.  "Non-credit professional development or certificate program" means any certificate or licensing program that the Veterans Administration recognizes as eligible for educational assistance.

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

II.  Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum or non-credit professional development or certificate program 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 or non-credit professional development or certificate program in any public college or university within the state.

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

HB 221 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

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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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.  This bill also authorizes national guard members who are enrolled in non-credit professional development or certificate programs to receive certain postsecondary educational assistance.

 

This bill was requested by the adjutant general.

 

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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.

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.

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.

2  New Paragraph; Postsecondary Educational Assistance; Definitions.  Amend RSA 110-B:63-b by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a.  "Non-credit professional development or certificate program" means any certificate or licensing program that the Veterans Administration recognizes as eligible for educational assistance.

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

II.  Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum or non-credit professional development or certificate program 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 or non-credit professional development or certificate program in any public college or university within the state.

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