SB 247 - Education Grants - cert. children of active military killed, MIA

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 247 - Education Grants - cert. children of active military killed, MIA

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Code Sections - 20-3-480/ 20-3-481/ 20-3-482
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Senate Comm: D&VA / House Comm: D&VA / Senate Vote: Yeas 51 Nays 0 --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/31/95 Read 1st time 3/7/95 2/28/95 Favorably Reported 3/13/95 Committee Amend/Sub Sub 3/1/95 Read 2nd Time 3/8/95 Committed 3/17/95 3/6/95 Read 3rd Time 3/6/95 Passed/Adopted FA Comm/Floor Amend/Sub --------------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 20-3-480, 20-3-481, 20-3-482
SB 247 LC 10 1349S A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Part 3 of Article 7 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the 1- 2 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, known as the "Georgia 1- 3 Student Finance Authority Act," so as to provide education 1- 4 grants to certain children of members of the Georgia 1- 5 National Guard who are killed, missing in action, or totally 1- 6 and permanently disabled while on active duty in the service 1- 7 of the United States or of this state and who are residents 1- 8 of this state; to define certain terms; to provide for the 1- 9 amount of grants contingent upon appropriations for such 1-10 purpose; to provide for application for and approval of 1-11 grants and renewals thereof; to provide for the 1-12 administration of the program; to repeal conflicting laws; 1-13 and for other purposes. 1-14 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-15 Part 3 of Article 7 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official 1-16 Code of Georgia Annotated, known as the "Georgia Student 1-17 Finance Authority Act," is amended by adding following 1-18 Subpart 9 a new Subpart 10 to read as follows: "Subpart 10 1-19 20-3-480. (Index) 1-20 As used in this subpart, the term: 1-21 (1) 'Approved school' means the same schools as 1-22 enumerated in Code Section 20-3-391 relative to the 1-23 state student incentive grant program. 1-24 (2) 'Eligible student' means a person 25 years of age or 1-25 younger who has been a resident of this state for a 1-26 period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the 1-27 date of registration in an approved school, who remains 1-28 a citizen of the state while receiving funds under this 1-29 subpart, and who is a child of a member of the Georgia 1-30 National Guard as such term is defined in Code Section 1-31 38-2-3 who is killed or missing in action or totally and -1- (Index) LC 10 1349S 2- 1 permanently disabled while on active duty in the service 2- 2 of the United States or of this state, and who was a 2- 3 resident of the State of Georgia at the time he or she 2- 4 was killed, reported as missing in action, or totally 2- 5 and permanently disabled. If such student is the 2- 6 adopted child of any such member of the Georgia National 2- 7 Guard, such student must have been adopted in a final 2- 8 order of adoption prior to the date that such member was 2- 9 killed, reported as missing in action, or totally and 2-10 permanently disabled. 2-11 20-3-481. (Index) 2-12 (a) There is granted to each eligible student attending an 2-13 approved school the sum of $2,000.00 per academic year. No 2-14 person shall be eligible to receive grant assistance 2-15 provided under this subpart in excess of $8,000.00. Grant 2-16 assistance to eligible students under this subpart shall 2-17 be payable during the period of a summer school quarter or 2-18 semester. The payment of grants to eligible students under 2-19 this subpart shall be contingent upon the appropriation of 2-20 funds by the General Assembly for the purposes of this 2-21 subpart in annual appropriations Acts of the General 2-22 Assembly. 2-23 (b) Any person otherwise meeting the conditions of this 2-24 subpart shall be eligible to receive a grant even though 2-25 the accident or the event causing the death or missing in 2-26 action status of such person's parent occurred prior to 2-27 July 1, 1995. 2-28 20-3-482. (Index) 2-29 (a) Any person meeting the conditions of this subpart may 2-30 apply to the authority for a grant. Such application shall 2-31 be submitted in writing on forms prescribed by the 2-32 authority for such purpose. The applicant shall furnish 2-33 such information as may be required by the authority for 2-34 determination of eligibility for the grant. The authority 2-35 shall approve grant renewals only upon receipt of the 2-36 recipient's application therefor and upon a finding that 2-37 the recipient has successfully completed the work of the 2-38 preceding school period and presents evidence that he or 2-39 she is a student in good standing, that he or she remains 2-40 a citizen of this state, and that he or she remains 2-41 otherwise qualified to receive such grant under this 2-42 subpart. -2- (Index) LC 10 1349S 3- 1 (b) The authority is authorized to prescribe such rules 3- 2 and regulations as may be necessary or convenient for 3- 3 administration of this program and to establish procedures 3- 4 for determination of eligibility of applicants. The 3- 5 authority is also authorized to establish standards and 3- 6 procedures for verifying the death or missing in action 3- 7 status of the applicant's parent." SECTION 2. 3- 8 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 3- 9 repealed. -3- (Index)

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