SB 331 Provides that certain aliens will receive in-state tuition at colleges and universities that meet certain requirements
Sponsor: Justus
LR Number: 1758S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 2/11/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page: S287
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 331 – This act creates the "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act," which will be known and may be cited as the "DREAM Act."

This act requires any higher education institution that receives state funding to provide in-state tuition to any individual who meets the following conditions: the individual resided with his or her parent or guardian while attending a public or private high school in Missouri; the individual graduated from a public or private high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Missouri; the individual attended school Missouri for at least two years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or receive the equivalent of a high school diploma; the individual entered the United States prior to the enactment of this act; in the case of an individual who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident, the individual must provide the higher education institution with an affidavit stating that he or she will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity.

This act has an effective date of July 1, 2009.

This act is similar to SB 1109 (2004).