Under existing law, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) or the Examiners of Public Accounts is required to perform certain functions related to resident and non-resident tuition practices
This bill would require ACHE to annually collect tuition and fee information and post the results on its website
Under existing law, the Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Educational Assistance Program provides scholarships for spouses and dependants of police officers, firefighters, and rescue squad members who were either killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty
Under existing law, any dependent child, natural or adopted, under 21 years of age at the time of death or total disability of the law enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad member is eligible for a scholarship
This bill would allow a dependant natural child under the age of 21 born after death or any dependant natural child under the age of 21 who is adopted after total disability was declared, to be eligible for a scholarship
Relating to education; to amend Section 16-64-6, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to public institution tuition practices, to require annual reports of tuition practices be posted on the website of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education; and to amend Section 36-21-102, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the administration of the Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivors Educational Assistance Program, to include any dependant natural child of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad member born after the death of, or any dependent child born or adopted after the total disability of, the law enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad member.
|February 2, 2021||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education|
|Bill Text||HB153 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced|