Government Relations

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

Pending Legislation

SB 427

Tuition Remission for Disabled Veteran's dependents

Full Description

(Hansen) Wisconsin 2005 Budget Act 25 provided tuition remission for spouses, children, or surviving spouses of veterans who entered the service while a resident of the state and either died while on duty or incurred a service-connected disability rated as 30 percent or more while a resident of the state. This bill adds eligibility to spouses, surviving spouses, or children of veterans if the veteran was a resident of the state for at least ten continuous years before the student registers and the veteran had incurred a service-connected disability that is 30 percent or more.

Referred to: Veterans, Homeland Security, Military Affairs, Small business and government Reform.

UW System Position

NEUTRAL: The UW System has a long-standing commitment to its men and women who serve in the U. S. Armed Forces in times of conflict, and their dependents. It is not unreasonable, however, to expect that veterans benefits be granted to those that are residents and have paid taxes to the state of Wisconsin.