CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5552
2002 Regular Session
Passed by the Senate March 11, 2002
YEAS 46 NAYS 0
President of the Senate
Passed by the House March 8, 2002
YEAS 96 NAYS 0
I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5552 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5552
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Carlson, Kohl‑Welles, Hale, B. Sheldon, Hewitt, Sheahan, Shin, Zarelli, Parlette and Horn)
READ FIRST TIME 02/09/01.
AN ACT Relating to border county higher education opportunities; amending RCW 28B.80.805, 28B.80.806, 28B.15.0139, and 28B.80.807; amending 2000 c 160 s 4 (uncodified); amending 1999 c 320 s 6 (uncodified); and providing an expiration date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 28B.80.805 and 1999 c 320 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The legislature finds that certain tuition policies in Oregon state are more responsive to the needs of students living in economic regions that cross the state border than the Washington state policies. Under Oregon policy, students who are Washington residents may enroll at Portland State University for eight credits or less and pay the same tuition as Oregon residents. Further, the state of Oregon passed legislation in 1997 to begin providing to its community colleges the same level of state funding for students residing in bordering states as students residing in Oregon.
The legislature intends to build on the recent Oregon initiatives regarding
tuition policy for students in bordering states and to facilitate regional
planning for higher education delivery by creating a pilot project on resident
tuition rates in ((
four)) Washington counties that border Oregon state.
Sec. 2. RCW 28B.80.806 and 2000 c 160 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
The border county higher education opportunity pilot project is created. The
purpose of the pilot project is to allow ((
institutions of higher education that are located in (( four)) counties
on the Oregon border to implement(( , on a trial basis,)) tuition
policies that correspond to Oregon policies. Under the border county pilot
project, Columbia Basin Community College, Clark College, Lower Columbia
Community College, Grays Harbor Community College, and (( Clark)) Walla
Walla Community College may enroll students who reside in the bordering
Oregon counties of Columbia, Gilliam, Hood River, Multnomah, Clatsop,
Clackamas, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and
Washington at resident tuition rates. The Tri-Cities and Vancouver (( branch))
branches of Washington State University may enroll students who reside
in the bordering Oregon counties of Columbia, Multnomah, Clatsop, Clackamas, Morrow,
Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Washington for eight credits or less at
resident tuition rates.
(2) Washington institutions of higher education participating in the pilot project shall give priority program enrollment to Washington residents.
Sec. 3. RCW 28B.15.0139 and 2000 c 160 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
For the purposes of determining resident tuition rates, "resident student" includes a resident of Oregon, residing in Columbia, Gilliam, Hood River, Multnomah, Clatsop, Clackamas, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, or Washington county, who meets the following conditions:
The student is eligible to pay resident tuition rates under Oregon laws and has
been domiciled in Columbia, Gilliam, Hood River, Multnomah, Clatsop,
Clackamas, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, or
Washington county for at least ((
ninety consecutive days)) one year
immediately before enrollment at a community college located in Asotin,
Benton, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Franklin, Garfield, Klickitat,
Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, or (( Pacific)) Walla Walla
county, Washington; or
(2) The student is enrolled in courses located at the Tri-Cities or Vancouver branch of Washington State University for eight credits or less.
Sec. 4. RCW 28B.80.807 and 1999 c 320 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The higher education coordinating board shall administer Washington's participation in the border county higher education opportunity pilot project.
November 30, 2001)) December 1, 2003, the board shall report
to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature on the results of
the pilot project. For each participating Washington institution of higher
education, the report shall analyze, by program, the impact of the pilot
project on: Enrollment levels, distribution of students by residency, and
enrollment capacity. The report shall also include a recommendation on the
extent to which border county tuition policies should be revised or expanded.
Sec. 5. 2000 c 160 s 4 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
act expires June 30, ((
Sec. 6. 1999 c 320 s 6 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
act expires June 30, ((
NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. This act expires June 30, 2004.
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