BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1063
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1063 to the Committee
01:57 PM -- House Bill 09-1063
Representative Summers, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1063, concerning granting in-state student status to a child who moves to Colorado during the child's senior year of high school as the result of the child's legal guardian taking a job in the state. Representative Summers explained the purpose and potential effect of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the "opt-in" nature of the bill on the part of higher education institutions. Representative Summers responded to questions regarding current requirements for achieving in-state tuition status, and how an institution of higher learning would verify that a parent moved to Colorado as the result of employment.
Discussion ensued regarding the potential for higher education institutions to grant preferential treatment in accepting students whose parents moved to Colorado as a result of employment over those students who are already Colorado residents. Discussion followed regarding the impact of relocating due to military service on student residency status, and the potential for the bill to create incentives for students to remain in Colorado.
The following person testified regarding House Bill 09-1063:
02:15 PM -- Representative Victor Mitchell, a former state representative representing himself, testified in favor of the bill. Representative Mitchell discussed the number of students who would be impacted by the bill, and the impact of current law, which prohibits students who move to Colorado as a result of a parent's employment during their senior year from receiving in-state tuition status. Discussion ensued regarding the populations of students to whom the bill applies. Discussion returned to the method by which it is determined that a parent has moved to Colorado for employment purposes. Representative Summers discussed the optional nature of the bill on the part of higher education institutions.
Discussion ensued regarding the fiscal impact of House Bill 09-1063.
| 02:26:57 PM
|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1063 to the Committee on Appropriations with favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a 9-0-1 roll call vote, with one committee vacancy.
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS