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SB 742 - Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

Oregon Key Votes

Suzanne Bonamici voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that exempts a student who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States from paying nonresident tuition and fees for enrollment in an institution of higher education.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a student is eligible for resident tuition, regardless of immigration status, if the student has (Sec. 2):
    • Attended school for 3 years in Oregon immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma;
    • Attended school for 5 years in any territory or state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; and
    • Demonstrated intent to become a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Specifies that a student who is financially dependent upon someone who is not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States is eligible for resident tuition if the student has (Sec. 2):
    • Attended school for 3 years in Oregon immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma; and
    • Attended school for 5 years in any territory or state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Limits eligibility for resident tuition to 5 years after initial enrollment in a higher education institution (Sec. 2).
  • This act is effective for the 2012 fall academic term (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Sponsors

  • Michael E. Dembrow (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Franklin 'Frank' Morse (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Nelson (OR - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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