State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
|642T0745||SENATE BILL NO. 159|
Introduced by: Senators Bradford, Buhl, Frerichs, Juhnke, Maher, and Sutton and Representatives Killer, Brunner, Fargen, Iron Cloud III, Lucas, Russell, Schrempp, Sigdestad, Stricherz, and Wismer
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 three thousand dollars each year for each full-time equivalent
Section 3. To qualify for funding under this Act, the tribal college or community college shall meet each of the following requirements:
January 1, 2012.
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 five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), 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, 2013, shall revert in accordance with § 4-8-21.