HB16-1100 - Define Tuition Status Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Ability Of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth To Determine Domicile For Purposes Of In-State Tuition Status At Institutions Of Higher Education.

The bill amends statutory provisions relating to the persons qualified to determine domicile for purposes of establishing in-state tuition at state institutions of higher education. The bill adds unaccompanied homeless youth to the list of persons who are qualified to determine their own domicile. An "unaccompanied homeless youth" is defined in the bill, consistent with the federal definition, as an individual who has not attained 22 years of age and who is either an unaccompanied youth who is a homeless child or youth or who has been verified as unaccompanied, at risk of homelessness, and self-supporting by one of four verifiers listed in the bill.

The bill amends the definition of "qualified person" in the statutory provisions relating to tuition status to include unaccompanied homeless youth.

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Latest update: May 17, 2016
05/17/2016 Governor Signed
05/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/30/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/16/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
03/16/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/15/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/24/2016 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/17/2016 House Committee on Education Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education