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2013 Senate Bill 5318: Removing the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition
  1. Introduced by Sen. Barbara Bailey (Oak Harbor) (R) on January 25, 2013, expands the definition of “resident student” for purposes of in-state tuition to include certain active-duty military members, members of the National Guard, and veterans with Washington ties.
    • Referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on January 25, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 8, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 1, 2013.
  2. Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on March 11, 2013, revises the definition of resident student to include: a student who is on active military duty or a member of the National Guard who entered service as a Washington resident and has maintained Washington as their domicile but is not stationed in the state; a student who is a spouse or a dependent of a person who is on active military duty or a member of the National Guard entered service as a Washington resident and has maintained Washington as their domicile but is not stationed in the state; a student who has separated from the military under honorable conditions after at least two years of service, enters an institution of higher education in Washington within one year of the date of separation, and meets one or more criteria regarding a connection or intended connection to Washington; and a student who is the spouse or a dependent of an individual who has separated from the military under honorable conditions after at least two years of service, and meets certain criteria regarding a connection or intended connections to Washington.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on March 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 28, 2013.
  4. Received in the Senate on January 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 31, 2014.
  5. Passed 45 to 0 in the Senate on January 31, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on February 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 12, 2014.
  7. Passed 96 to 0 in the House on March 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014.

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