Senate Bill No. 226
(By Senators Jackson, Wooton, White, Craigo, Helmick, Prezioso,
Bowman, Walker, Snyder, Anderson, Fanning, Kessler, Dittmar,
Sharpe, Ross, Schoonover, Love, Ball, Hunter, Sprouse, Oliverio,
McKenzie, Deem, Minear, Boley, Dugan, Kimble, Buckalew and
Tomblin, Mr. President)
[Originating in the Committee on Finance;
reported February 26, 1998]
A BILL to amend article ten, chapter eighteen-b of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
one-a, relating to allowing members of the national guard
who are not residents of West Virginia but who are active members of a national guard unit in this state to pay
resident tuition rates at institutions of higher education.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article ten, chapter eighteen-b of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section one- a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTED AT STATE
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
§18B-10-1a. Resident tuition rates for national guard members.
(a) The term "resident" or "residency", or any other term or
expression used to designate a West Virginia resident student,
when used to determine the rate of tuition to be charged students
attending community colleges and state-related and state-owned
institutions of higher education shall be construed to include
members of the national guard who are not residents of West
Virginia but who are active members of a national guard unit in
(b) A member of the national guard who qualifies as a
resident, as that term is defined in subsection (a) of this
section, on the first day of the semester or term of the college
or institution, shall be charged resident tuition rates.
(c) The provisions of this section are effective beginning with the semester or term immediately following the effective
date of this section.