To amend the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act to allow certain individuals, regardless of federal immigration status, to pay in-state tuition at the University of the District of Columbia and to receive local financial aid.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2016".
Amend § 38-1202.06
Sec. 2. Section 206 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act, approved October 26, 1974 (88 Stat. 1427; D.C. Official Code § 38-1202.06), is amended to by adding a new paragraph (8A) to read as follows:
"(8A) Allow any individual, regardless of federal immigration status, to pay tuition at the rate adopted for residents pursuant to paragraph (8) of this section and to receive local financial aid for attendance at any school, college, or branch campus of the University of the District of Columbia; provided, that the individual:
"(A) Within the previous 10 years, attended high school in the District of Columbia for 3 years, graduated from a high school in the District, or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in the District; and
"(B) Submits one of the following:
"(i) An official transcript from a District of Columbia public, public charter, or private school as evidence of attendance;
"(ii) A diploma from a District of Columbia public, public charter, or private school as evidence of graduation;
"(iii) A state diploma from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education; or
"(iv) An official certificate of completion of the equivalent of a high school diploma;".
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 4. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.