State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2015
||HOUSE BILL NO. 1199 |
Introduced by: Representatives Bordeaux, Bartling, Feickert, Gibson, Hawks, Killer, Kirschman, McCleerey, Ring, Schoenfish, Schrempp, and Soli and Senators Heinert, Bradford, Hunhoff (Bernie), Parsley, and Sutton
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. The Board of Regents shall provide financial assistance to tribally controlled colleges and community colleges to defray a portion of the costs incurred by the college or community college in providing educational services for enrolled resident nonbeneficiary students. For purposes of this Act, a nonbeneficiary student is a student who is enrolled in a tribally controlled college or community college, but is not an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Section 2. To receive assistance under this Act, a tribal college or community college shall apply to the Board of Regents. The money shall be distributed on a prorated basis according to the eligible resident nonbeneficiary student enrollment in each tribal college or community college during the previous year. The nonbeneficiary student enrollment includes each
nonbeneficiary student who is enrolled at the college or community college, who meets the South Dakota residency requirements prescribed for institutions controlled by the Board of Regents, and who is enrolled in courses for which credit is transferable to an institution controlled by the Board of Regents. However, the requirement for enrollment in courses for which credit is transferable to an institution controlled by the Board of Regents does not apply to a nonbeneficiary student enrolled in a course directly related to a vocational degree program or to a two-year to four-year degree program or certificate program. Funding under this Act is limited to a maximum of four thousand dollars each year for each full-time equivalent nonbeneficiary student.
Section 3. Any tribal college or community college located in this state is eligible to receive supplemental grant assistance for nonbeneficiary students.
Section 4. Any funding that is available pursuant to this Act is in addition to the budget approved for the Board of Regents in the general appropriations act.
Section 5. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Board of Regents to provide funding in accordance with sections 1 to 4, inclusive, of this Act, to tribally controlled colleges and community colleges to defray a portion of the costs incurred by such institutions in providing educational services to non-Indian students.
Section 6. The executive director of the Board of Regents shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 7. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2016, shall revert in accordance with § 4-8-21.