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2013 House Bill 1817: Adding eligibility criteria for higher education financial aid to undocumented students
  1. Introduced by Rep. Zack Hudgins, (Tukwila) (D) on February 11, 2013, provides college financial aid mechanisms for immigrant children granted deferred action for childhood arrival status pursuant to the federal “Dream Act”.
    • Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on February 11, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 21, 2013, removes eligibility criteria for the CBS from the original bill, so that the substitute bill only relates to the SNG. The substitute bill also removed the fifth resident student definition from eligibility for the SNG from the original bill. Some changes were also made in the intent section of the bill.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 22, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 1, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Chandler (Granger) (R) on March 13, 2013, adds students who are eligible for resident tuition pursuant to the fifth resident category, (e), to eligibility for the State Need Grant. This category applies to an individual who spent their full senior year of high school and obtained a diploma at a Washington school or a person who received the equivalent of a diploma, who lived in Washington for at least three years prior to receiving the diploma or equivalent, who continuously lived in Washington after receiving the diploma or equivalent and until such time as the individual was admitted to a higher education institution, and provides the institution with an affidavit indicating the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity and has a willingness to engage in citizenship activities.. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 77 to 20 in the House on March 13, 2013, adds eligibility for the State Need Grant for individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status that meet a certain criteria. Adds eligibility for the State Need Grand for students who qualify under the fifth resident student definition.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 15, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on March 15, 2013.
  4. Received in the House on May 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on May 13, 2013.
  5. Passed 71 to 23 in the House on January 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the Senate on January 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on January 14, 2014.

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