Government Relations

UW System Position on Bills Introduced in the Legislature During the 2005-2006 Session

Pending Legislation

AB 916

Tuition Remission for Certain Veterans

Full Description

(Schneider) Expands the tuition remission for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans to include dependents of disabled veterans who have been residents of the state for at least 15 continuous years immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the dependent registers at an institution.

Referred to Veterans Affairs

UW System Position

AMEND: This bill should be amended to include a GPR appropriation to replace the estimated lost tuition revenue of $386,000. Without the replacement revenue, tuition would increase for other students, or services and teaching for veterans and non-veteran students alike would be reduced. New remissions included in the biennial budget will already reduce revenues by $2-3 million annually