21.386.16 96th Legislative Session 0

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1196

ENROLLED

An Act

ENTITLED An Act to provide free tuition and fees to visually impaired residents for courses not subsidized by the state general fund.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 13-55-11 be AMENDED.

13-55-11. Residents with visual impairment--Tuition and fee exemption--Credit hours to which entitled--Qualifying degree of impairment.

Any resident of this state with a visual impairment who possesses the entrance requirements for admission to any educational institution under supervision of the Board of Regents shall be permitted to enter and pursue any course or course of study offered by such institution, including distance education courses not subsidized by the state general fund, without payment of tuition, library fees, registration fees, or any other fees that other students are required to pay directly to such institution until the resident with a visual impairment has received two hundred twenty‑five semester hours of credit or its equivalent. Any person shall be deemed to be a person with a visual impairment within the meaning of this section who cannot, with use of correcting glasses, see sufficient to perform ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential.

An Act to provide free tuition and fees to visually impaired residents for courses not subsidized by the state general fund.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1196

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House

Attest:

Chief Clerk

President of the Senate

Attest:

Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1196

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2021 at ____________M.

By

for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2021

Governor

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,

ss.

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2021

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State

By

Asst. Secretary of State