SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5293


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senator Conner)



Read first time 2/28/89.



AN ACT Relating to higher education; amending RCW 28B.15.014, 28B.15.620, and 28A.58.217; and adding new sections to chapter 28B.80 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 28B.80 RCW to read as follows:

          The higher education coordinating board shall conduct an assessment of upper-division and graduate level programs and courses needed by placebound students living in areas of the state not addressed by the board's branch campus initiative.  The assessment shall include consideration of the needs in Clallam and Jefferson counties.  The board shall also consider alternatives for the delivery of such programs and courses.  The board shall report its findings and recommendations to the governor and the house of representatives and senate committees on higher education by September 1, 1990.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 28B.80 RCW to read as follows:

          The higher education coordinating board may develop and administer demonstration projects designed to prepare and assist persons to obtain a higher education in this state.


        Sec. 3.  Section 4, chapter 273, Laws of 1971 ex. sess. as last amended by section 1, chapter 362, Laws of 1985 and RCW 28B.15.014 are each amended to read as follows:

          The following nonresidents shall be exempted from paying the nonresident tuition and fee differential:

          (1) Any person who resides in the state of Washington and who holds a graduate service appointment designated as such by a public institution of higher education or is employed for an academic department in support of the instructional or research programs involving not less than twenty hours per week during the term such person shall hold such appointment.

          (2) Any faculty member, classified staff member or administratively exempt employee holding not less than a half time appointment at an institution who resides in the state of Washington, and the dependent children and spouse of such persons.

          (3) Active-duty military personnel stationed in the state of Washington and the spouses and dependents of such military personnel.

          (4) Any immigrant refugee and the spouse and dependent children of such refugee, if the refugee (a) is on parole status, or (b) has received an immigrant visa, or (c) has applied for United States citizenship.

          (5) Any dependent of a member of the United States congress representing the state of Washington.


        Sec. 4.  Section 22, chapter 279, Laws of 1971 ex. sess. as last amended by section 1, chapter 307, Laws of 1983 and RCW 28B.15.620 are each amended to read as follows:

          Notwithstanding any other provision of law, veterans of the Vietnam conflict who have served in the southeast Asia theater of operations attending institutions of higher learning shall be exempted from the payment of any increase in tuition and fees otherwise applicable to any other resident or nonresident student at any institution of higher education, and shall not be required to pay more than the total amount of tuition and fees paid  by veterans of the Vietnam conflict on October 1, 1977:  PROVIDED, That for the purposes of this exemption, "veterans of the Vietnam conflict" shall be those persons who have been on active federal service as a member of the armed military or naval forces of the United States between a period commencing August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, and who qualify as a resident student under RCW 28B.15.012, and who have enrolled in state institutions of higher education on or before May 7, ((1989)) 1990.  This section shall expire June 30, 1995.


        Sec. 5.  Section 222, chapter 518, Laws of 1987 and RCW 28A.58.217 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) ((School districts are hereby authorized to)) The superintendent of public instruction shall contract with the University of Washington for the education of eligible academically highly capable high school students at such early entrance or transition schools as are now or hereafter established and maintained by the university.

          (2) ((School districts may authorize)) The superintendent of public instruction ((to)) shall allocate all or a portion of the state basic education allocation moneys, state categorical moneys and federal moneys generated by a student attending a University of Washington early entrance or transition school pursuant to this section directly to the university:  PROVIDED, That such state moneys shall be expended exclusively for instruction and related activities necessary for students to fulfill the high school graduation requirements established by their school district of enrollment.

          (3) The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter ((34.04)) 34.05 RCW implementing subsection (2) of this section.

          (4) State and federal funds provided to the early entrance program or transition school at the University of Washington may be supplemented with additional payments by other parties as necessary to cover the actual and full costs of instruction and related activities.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 18, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 13, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.