BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1039
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved a prepared amendment to House Bill 09-1039, |
Moved that House Bill 09-1039 be referred to the C
|Pass Without Objection|
03:48 PM -- House Bill 09-1039
Senator Kopp, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1039, concerning in-state tuition classification for honorably discharged military veterans, and making an appropriation therefor. He noted that the bill also provides in-state tuition to dependents of honorably discharged military veterans. He pointed out that the bill is permissive for institutions of higher education.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1039:
04:00 PM -- George Thomas, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, supported House Bill 09-1039. He said that Colorado is in the lower quarter of the states in terms of benefits provided to veterans.
04:09 PM -- Kirsten Castleman, representing the University of Colorado, commented on veterans that are ineligible for in-state tuition status in Colorado, and said that the proposed amendment, L.012 (Attachment A) will address this problem.
|TIME: || 04:16:28 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1039 be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, as amended. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee meeting adjourned.