S.B. 510 amends the law which defines residency for fee purposes at State Board of Regents institutions to add persons who have been Kansas residents for fee purposes, who left Kansas for residency in another state or country, and who then returned to Kansas residency within 12 months of their departure.
S.B. 510 was recommended by the State Board of Regents. The Executive Director of the State Board of Regents said that persons addressed by this bill usually have not established residency in another state for fee purposes because most states have a durational residency requirement similar to the Kansas 12-month provision. The Executive Director said that denying these persons residency status is appropriate under the language in the current law, but that this treatment is unfair as such persons have not resided in the other state long enough to have acquired residency there.
The fiscal note states that the fiscal impact on the Regents institutions would be measured in terms of the amount of nonresident tuition waived. The fiscal note further states that it is impossible to make a reasonable estimate of the cost; but, presumably, it would be a small amount.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.