H. B. 2106
(By Delegate Perdue)
[Introduced January 10, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
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-b,
relating to higher education; tuition; and allowing a
nonresident person whose natural parents both graduated from
a state university or college to pay the resident tuition
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-b,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTED AT STATE INSTITUTIONS
OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
§18B-10-1b. Resident tuition rates for nonresident students of parents who both graduated from a state college or
This section may be cited as the "West Virginia Legacies Act."
(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 a West Virginia college or university shall be construed
to include any student attending or applying for admission to a
West Virginia college or university whose natural parents both
graduated from a West Virginia college or university, regardless of
the applicant's current state of residence.
(b) The applicant will be solely responsible for providing
acceptable documentation in proof of the essential facts necessary
to establish him or her as being entitled to resident tuition
status under this section.
(c) The provisions of this section will apply at the beginning
of the semester or term immediately following the effective date of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit persons whose
natural parents have both graduated from a West Virginia college or
university to pay resident tuition rates, regardless of his or her
actual state of residence.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.