Bill: HB 2009 — 2017
Providing higher education support for gold star families (Reeves, Stonier, Riccelli)
Would require the UW to provide a stipend of $1500/year for course materials and textbooks to students receiving a tuition/fees waiver under RCW 28B.15.621 (4), which is for spouses and children of military members who became totally disabled or were POW/MIA.
SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL: The substitute bill reduces the textbook and course material stipend amount from $1,500 to $500.
SECOND SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO FIRST SUBSTITUTE: Added a null and void clause, making the bill null and void unless funded in the budget
HOUSE FLOOR AMENDMENTS:
Removes the null and void clause.
SENATE FLOOR STRIKER AMENDMENT:
Allows the award to be prorated for part time enrollment.
Hearing Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 -- 9:00 am
WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2009&Year=2017 (opens a new browser tab)
|Financial Aid||Governor Signature||2018-02-24|