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Senate Bill No. 66


*(Vetoed May 2, 1996. (Veto sustained June 24, 1996.)


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 10a-77 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(d) Said board of trustees shall waive the payment of tuition at any of the regional community-technical colleges SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION (1) for any dependent child of a person whom the armed forces of the United States has declared to be missing in action or to have been a prisoner of war while serving in such armed forces after January 1, 1960, which child has been accepted for admission to such institution and is a resident of Connecticut at the time he is accepted for admission to such institution, (2) for any veteran having served in time of war, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, or who served in either a combat or combat support role in the invasion of Grenada, October 25, 1983, to December 15, 1983, the invasion of Panama, December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990, or the peace-keeping mission in Lebanon, September 29, 1982, to March 30, 1984, who has been accepted for admission to such institution and is a resident of Connecticut at the time he is accepted for admission to such institution, (3) for any resident of Connecticut sixty-two years of age or older, [provided, at the end of the regular registration period, there are enrolled in the course a sufficient number of students other than those persons eligible for waivers pursuant to this subdivision to offer the course in which such person intends to enroll and there is space available in such course after accommodating all such students,] (4) for any student attending the Connecticut State Police Academy who is enrolled in a law enforcement program at said academy offered in coordination with a regional community-technical college which accredits courses taken in such program, (5) for any active member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard who (A) is a resident of Connecticut, (B) has been certified by the adjutant general or his designee as a member in good standing of the guard, and (C) is enrolled or accepted for admission to such institution on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate degree-granting program, and (6) for any dependent child of a police officer, as defined in section 7-294a, or fire fighter, as defined in section 7-323j, killed in the line of duty. THE BOARD SHALL WAIVE TUITION PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION IF, AT THE END OF THE REGULAR REGISTRATION PERIOD, THERE ARE ENROLLED IN THE COURSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF STUDENTS OTHER THAN THOSE PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR WAIVERS TO OFFER THE COURSE IN WHICH SUCH A PERSON INTENDS TO ENROLL AND THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SUCH COURSE AFTER ACCOMMODATING ALL SUCH STUDENTS. If any person who receives a tuition waiver in accordance with the provisions of this subsection also receives educational reimbursement from an employer, such waiver shall be reduced by the amount of such educational reimbursement.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1996.

Vetoed May 2, 1996. Veto sustained June 24, 1996.