House File 499 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 499 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 138) A BILL FOR An Act relating to suspension of a student’s participation in 1 the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1299HV (2) 89 kh/jh
H.F. 499 Section 1. Section 261.87, subsection 2, paragraph f, Code 1 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 f. Begins enrollment at an eligible institution within 3 two academic years of graduation from high school or receipt 4 of a high school equivalency diploma under chapter 259A and 5 continuously receives awards as a full-time or part-time 6 student to maintain eligibility. However, the student may 7 defer or suspend participation in the program for up to two 8 years in order to pursue obligations that meet conditions 9 established by the commission by rule or to fulfill military 10 obligations. 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill provides that a student may suspend participation 15 in the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program for up to two 16 years under conditions established by rule by the college 17 student aid commission or to fulfill military obligations. 18 Currently, a student may only defer participation in the 19 program for up to two years for such purposes. 20 -1- LSB 1299HV (2) 89 kh/jh 1/ 1