S-1225.1          _______________________________________________


                                 SENATE BILL 5660



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Rinehart and Bluechel.


Read first time February 13, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Higher Education.Authorizing tuition and fee waivers for musical arts graduate students.

     AN ACT Relating to tuition waivers for graduate students pursuing degrees in music; adding a new section to chapter 28B.15 RCW; and creating a new section.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      The legislature recognizes the vigorous national and international competition for talented students of the musical arts.  In order to allow Washington institutions to compete successfully for the very limited number of outstanding music students the legislature intends to permit the governing boards of the four-year institutions of higher education to waive tuition and fees for a certain proportion of the graduate students pursuing degrees in the musical arts.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 28B.15 RCW to read as follows:

     The boards of regents or trustees of the state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College may waive the tuition and services and activities fees for graduate students pursuing degrees in the musical arts.  Such waivers may only be granted to a maximum of twenty-five percent of the graduate students pursuing music degrees at each of these institutions.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.      If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.