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HB 1125

Bill Details

EDUCATION: Tuition Waiver Certain Dependents of Veterans

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-18.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a dependent to determine the eligibility of certain dependents of veterans to receive free tuition in institutions of higher education in the state.

This bill would...

Make consistent the definitions of Veteran and Dependent under NDCC 15-10-18.2 to allow...

  • Spouse, widow, or widower be added to each subsection of the definition of a dependent
  • Change years for a veteran to become resident to five (5) years to match the requirement of a surviving spouse 


  • Amendment: Added definition of "Stepchild's other parent" means the souse, widow, or widower of a veteran.
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 373
  • PASSED House 91-3 HJ 429


  • 2/3/2021 Received in Senate SJ 364
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 820
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 827
  • Signed by Senate President SJ 845
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/19/2021 HJ 1214

Signed by Governor 3/23/2021 HJ 1253

Fiscal Note: Unable to estimate


Bill Status

January 13, 2021
  • Committee Hearing Coteau AB 9:00 am
March 3, 2021
  • Committee Hearing JW216 2:30pm
Sunday, January 10, 2021