ASSEMBLY, No. 5692

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 12, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† ERIC HOUGHTALING

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman† JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman† RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Verrelli and Benson

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Permits spouses and dependents of military service members to qualify for in-State tuition in event that service member is transferred to another state.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning in-State tuition rates for certain students attending public institutions of higher education and amending P.L.1985, c.231.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Section 1 of P.L.1985, c.231 (C.18A:62-4.1) is amended to read as follows:

†††† United States military personnel and their spouses and dependents who are living in New Jersey and are attending public institutions of higher education in New Jersey shall be regarded as residents of the State for the purpose of determining tuition.

†††† In the event that a United States military service member is relocated out of the State due to the service memberís continued military service, the service memberís spouse or dependent shall continue to be regarded as residents of the State for the purpose of determining tuition provided that: (1) the spouse or dependent was enrolled in a public institution of higher education in New Jersey prior to the service memberís relocation; and (2) the spouse or dependent †maintains continuous enrollment at the public institution of higher education.

(cf: P.L.1985, c. 231, s. 1)

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† Under current law, United States military personnel and their dependents who are living in New Jersey and are attending public institutions of higher education in New Jersey are regarded as residents of the State for the purpose of determining tuition. This bill amends that law to provide that:

        the in-State tuition classification also applies to the military service memberís spouse; and

        in the event that the military service member is relocated out of the State due to the service memberís continued military service, the service memberís spouse or dependent will not lose their in-State tuition classification provided that: (1) the spouse or dependent was enrolled in a public institution of higher education in New Jersey prior to the service memberís relocation; and (2) the spouse or dependent maintains† continuous enrollment at the public institution of higher education.