07RS HB291

HB291

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HB 291/FN (BR 1028) - R. Henderson, H. Moberly Jr, L. Clark, M. Henley, A. Koenig, T. Moore, J. Richards, T. Riner, S. Santoro, D. Sims, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky educational excellence scholarship program.
     Amend KRS 164.7881 to delete retroactively the three year time limit on the extension of eligibility for a Kentucky educational excellence scholarship for service in the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Public Health Service, Peace Corps, or Americorp.

HB 291 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions, except change the increment of the time extension provided to students who were on active duty military status from months to years; establish that the number of months served on active duty status shall be rounded up to the next higher year.

     HFA (1, R. Palumbo) - Permit an extension of the scholarship for a student who suffers an injury as a victim of or party to a crime when certified by an attending physician.

     SCS - 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 26, 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 26, rather than under the age of 23; amend KRS 164.7881 to delete retroactively the three-year time limit on the extension of eligibility for a Kentucky educational excellence scholarship for service in the U.S. Armed Forces and permit extensions based on the number of months served on active duty status; eliminate the automatic reduction in the maximum award because of grade point averages if an eligible postsecondary education student demonstrates to the satisfaction of the authority that his or her education was interrupted during the award period for reasons specified in this section.

     SCA (1, C. Borders) - Amend KRS 164.7874, relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program, to include an out-of-state public institution in a contiguous state that participates in a Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition reciprocity agreement as a "participating institution."

     CCR - Cannot agree.

     FCCR (1) - Retain original provisions of HB 291/SCS, except add new section to amend KRS 164.7874 to provide that a student may use his or her KEES award in an out-of-state public institution that lies in a county contiguous to Kentucky, if that institution participates in a tuition reciprocity agreement approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education and that is a member of the Educate the Tri-State consortium; add section to authorize the University of Kentucky to use its own receipts to lease-purchase and renovate Samaritan Clinical Facility.

     FCCR (2) - Retain original provisions of HB 291/SCS, FCCR 1, but add provision to state that the purpose of funds for construction of the New Science Complex-Phase III at Murray State University will be used for the chemistry building and the physics building.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 9-posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     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 to Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 98-0 Committee Substitute, 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 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) as a Consent Bill; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S); reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 26, 2007; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; received in House
     Mar 27-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report #2 (Minority) filed in Senate; posted for passage; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 35-0; received in House

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