NO. 21.  AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VERMONT NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS KILLED WHILE ON DUTY.

(H.29)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 2537(b)(1) is amended to read:

(1)  National guard as used in this section will be deemed to include Vermont army national guard and Vermont air national guard.

Sec. 2.  16 V.S.A. § 2822(i) is amended to read:

(i)  "Resident" means a student who has had his or her domicile in Vermont for the year preceding the date of application of commencement of the relevant semester or academic program.  A residence established in Vermont for the purpose of attending an educational institution shall not of itself be sufficient to establish domicile in Vermont.  Whenever a resident student loses his or her Vermont domicile, as in the case of a minor whose parents move from the state, he the student shall thereafter be reclassified as a nonresident.

Sec. 3.  REPEAL

16 V.S.A. § 2538(c), relating to the requirement that the recipient of a Vermont national guard scholarship for a child of a Vermont national guard member killed while on duty be a resident of Vermont, is repealed.

Approved:  May 14, 2003