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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2005

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A N A C T

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- NATIONAL GUARD

     

     

     Introduced By: Senators Issa, Walaska, McCaffrey, J Montalbano, and Felag

     Date Introduced: January 05, 2005

     Referred To: Senate Finance

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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     SECTION 1. Chapter 30-3 of the General Laws entitled "National Guard" is hereby

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amended by adding thereto the following section:

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     30-3-40.4. Tuition to children of National Guard members dying as a result of

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service. If an active member of the Rhode Island National Guard is killed or dies while in the

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performance of his or her duty as a member, there shall be paid out of the general fund of the

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state of Rhode Island the charges for the tuition of children of the deceased member and/or the

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spouse of the member killed in the line of duty. The benefits are extended to the children and/or

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spouse who are attending or may attend the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, or

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any other college or university operated by the state; provided, that the child has entered the

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institution while between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty-one (21); and provided, further, that

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the aid granted is available to the child and/or spouse for the period of time that may equal the

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normal time for completing the courses regularly offered by the institution, but in no case more

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than four (4) years.

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     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and shall be retroactive to June 1,

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2003.

     

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EXPLANATION

BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF

A N A C T

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- NATIONAL GUARD

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     This act would provide for tuition payments for children and/or spouses of National

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Guard members who are killed in the line of duty.

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     This act would take effect upon passage and would be retroactive to June 1, 2003.

     

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