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HB 128 (BR 118) - C. Belcher, E. Ballard, R. Henderson

     AN ACT relating to honoring military service through education benefits.
     Amend KRS 164.507 to waive the public higher education or vocational tuition of a person who is the child of a deceased veteran and who is under the age of 24, rather than who is under the age of 23; amend KRS 164.515 to waive the public higher education or vocational tuition of a person who is the child of a permanently and totally disabled veteran or member of a reserve component and who is under the age of 24, rather than under the age of 23.


     HFA (1, C. Belcher) - Amend to raise the qualifying age for a tuition waiver for a person who is the child of a deceased or permanently disabled veteran to 26; amend to increase the qualifying period to 45 months.

     SCS - Add new section to amend KRS 164.7881 to specify the conditions under which a postsecondary education student serving in active duty status in the U.S. Armed Forces may have his or her eligibility extended for Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships; specify that a student who has an injury received as a victim of a party to a crime and certified by an attending physician may have eligibility extended; provide that KEES awards may not be reduced based on grade point average if the eligible postsecondary student demonstrates to the satisfaction of the authority on appeal that enrollment was interrupted during the award period for any reason specified in this section.

     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Seniors, Military Affairs, and Public Safety (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 16, 2007
     Feb 16-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 21-received in Senate
     Feb 23-to Education (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 6-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2007; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute ; Senate receded from Committee Substitute ; passed 36-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 23-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 89)

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