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SB 373 - PROMISE Scholarship Amendments - Key Vote

West Virginia Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: PROMISE Scholarship Amendments

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (89-10) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (33-1) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (86-14) - (Key vote)

Title: PROMISE Scholarship Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the PROMISE Scholarships and set the maximum amount that students will receive at $4,750 when tuition exceeds this amount and appropriates funds to this Scholarship from the State Lottery Fund for 2009.

Highlights:
-Encourages the Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board to adjust the academic eligibility standards for the PROMISE Scholarship by raising the composite ACT score requirement to 23 (Article 1). -Sets a cap for the PROMISE Scholarship at $4,750 except for those who were awarded the scholarship before the effective date of the article or if the Higher Education Policy Commission determines there are adequate funds (Article 1). -Appropriates $29 million from the State Lottery Fund into the Education Improvement Fund for the PROMISE Scholarship, $19 million into the School Building Debt Service Fund, and $10 million into the Higher Education Improvement Fund (Article 22).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: PROMISE Scholarship Amendments

Sponsors

  • Donald T. 'Don' Caruth (WV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Ray Tomblin (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
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