SB 1401 by *Gresham


(HB 0015) by *Brooks H


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Lottery, Scholarships and Programs - As introduced, changes the terminating events for receipt of the Tennessee HOPE scholarship beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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  • Actions For SB1401Date
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. Ed. Comm.04/06/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.02/24/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/23/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
    Actions For HB0015Date
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c Education Subcommittee of Education Committee 03/07/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/7/201202/29/2012
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c Education Subcommittee of Education Committee 04/13/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/13/201104/06/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 4/13/201104/06/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/6/201103/30/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 4/6/201103/16/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/16/201103/10/2011
    Assigned to General Sub of Education 01/21/2011
    Ref. to Education Committee 01/13/2011
    P2C held on desk pending the appointment of standing committees.01/13/2011
    Intro., P1C.01/12/2011
    Filed for intro.01/11/2011
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    Bill Summary

    This bill changes the terminating events for receipt of the Tennessee HOPE scholarship beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Generally, under present law, a student may receive a Tennessee HOPE scholarship until the student has earned a baccalaureate degree or until five years have passed from the date of the student's initial enrollment at any postsecondary institution, whichever occurs first. Under this bill, any student who receives a Tennessee HOPE scholarship as an entering freshman in academic year 2012-2013, and in any academic year thereafter, would instead be eligible to receive a Tennessee HOPE scholarship until the first of the following events:
    (1) The student has earned a baccalaureate degree;
    (2) The student has received a HOPE scholarship for eight semesters, or if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring more than 120 semester hours, then the student has received a HOPE scholarship for 10 semesters; or
    (3) Four years have passed from the date of the student's initial enrollment at any postsecondary institution, or if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring more than 120 semester hours, then five years have passed from the date of the student's initial enrollment at any postsecondary institution.

    Under present law, a Tennessee HOPE scholarship student who has an approved medical or personal leave of absence from an eligible postsecondary institution may continue to receive the scholarship upon resuming the student's education at an eligible postsecondary institution so long as the student continues to meet all applicable eligibility requirements. The student is eligible for the scholarship until the student has earned a baccalaureate degree or the sum of the number of years the student attended a postsecondary institution prior to the leave of absence and the number of years of attendance after the leave of absence equals five years, whichever occurs first. This bill specifies that if the student received the scholarship as an entering freshman during the 2012-2013 academic year or any academic year thereafter, then the student would instead be eligible for the scholarship until the first of the following events:
    (1) The student has earned a baccalaureate degree;
    (2) The student has received a HOPE scholarship for eight semesters, if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring 120 semester hours, or 10 semesters, if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring more than 120 semester hours; or
    (3) The sum of the number of years the student attended a postsecondary institution prior to the leave of absence and the number of years of attendance after the leave of absence equals four years, if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring 120 semester hours, or five years, if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program requiring more than 120 semester hours.

    This bill would not change the terminating events for recipients of the HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students. Under present law, a student may receive a Tennessee HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students until the first of the following events:
    (1) The student has earned a baccalaureate degree;
    (2) If the student previously received a Tennessee HOPE scholarship, the sum of the number of years during which the nontraditional student has received a Tennessee HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students and a Tennessee HOPE scholarship equals five years; or
    (3) Five years have passed since the student enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution as a nontraditional student.

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