(House Bill 1196)
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. Visually impaired residents--Tuition and fee exemption--Credit hours to which entitled--Qualifying degree of impairment.
resident of this state
with a visual impairment
who possesses the entrance requirements for admission to any
of the state
under supervision of the
Board of Regents shall be permitted to enter and pursue any
course of study offered by such institution,
including distance education courses not subsidized by the state
without payment of tuition, library fees, registration fees, or any
other fees that other students are required to pay directly to such
he or she
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.
Signed March 3, 2021
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