2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
June 27, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Musser, Miller, Albers, Van Roy,
Sherman, Krawczyk, J. Lehman, McCormick, Weber, Hines and Ott,
cosponsored by Senator Schultz. Referred to Committee on Colleges and
1An Act to repeal
20.235 (1) (gm); and to amend
39.38 (2) of the statutes; 2relating to: increasing the maximum amount of Indian student assistance
3grants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) awards grants
to American Indian students who are enrolled full time or part time in accredited
institutions of higher education in this state (Indian student assistance grant).
Currently, the maximum amount of an Indian student assistance grant may not
exceed $2,200 per year, of which not more than $1,100 may be from an appropriation
to HEAB of Indian gaming receipts. State aid from that appropriation may be
matched by a contribution from a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band
that is deposited in the general fund and credited to another appropriation to HEAB.
This bill increases the maximum amount of an Indian student assistance grant that
is funded from Indian gaming receipts to $3,200 per year and eliminates tribal
matching contributions for Indian student assistance grants.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB422, s. 1
20.235 (1) (gm) of the statutes is repealed.
AB422, s. 2
39.38 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
Grants under this section shall be based on financial need, as 4
determined by the board, and shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235
. The maximum grant shall may
not exceed $2,200 $3,200
, of which
6not more than $1,100 may be from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (k). State
7aid from this appropriation may be matched by a contribution from a federally
8recognized American Indian tribe or band that is deposited in the general fund and
9credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (gm)
. Grants shall be 10
awarded to students for full-time or part-time attendance at any accredited 11
institution of higher education in this state. The board may not make a grant under 12
this section to a student whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket 13
under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the student provides to the board a payment agreement 14
that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that 15
is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a). Grants shall be 16
renewable for up to 5 years if a recipient remains in good academic standing at the 17
institution that he or she is attending.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 20
to the higher educational aids board under section 20.235 (1) (k) of the statutes, as 21
affected by the acts of 2003, the dollar amount is increased by $1,481,600 for fiscal 22
year 2003-04 and the dollar amount is increased by $1,481,600 for fiscal year 23
2004-05 to increase funding for the purpose for which the appropriation is made.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 2
publication of the 2003-05 biennial budget act, whichever is later.