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    Texas In-State Tuition Legislation 2005

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    S.B. No. 1528

    AN ACT

    relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions
    of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for
    that purpose.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
    SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 54, Education Code, is
    amended by adding Section 54.0015 to read as follows:

    Sec. 54.0015. ADOPTION OF CERTAIN DEFINITIONS BY RULE. In
    consultation with representatives of institutions of higher
    education, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by rule
    shall adopt definitions related to the resident status of students
    for purposes of this title and to tuition and fee exemptions and
    waivers for students under this chapter as necessary to ensure
    consistency in the application of this chapter and other related
    state laws and policies.

    Sec. 54.052. DETERMINATION OF RESIDENT STATUS.
    (a) Subject to the other applicable provisions of this subchapter
    governing the determination of resident status, the following
    persons are considered residents of this state for purposes of this
    title:
    (1) a person who:
    (A) established a domicile in this state not
    later than one year before the census date of the academic term in
    which the person is enrolled in an institution of higher education;
    and
    (B) maintained that domicile continuously for
    the year preceding that census date;
    (2) a dependent whose parent:
    (A) established a domicile in this state not
    later than one year before the census date of the academic term in
    which the dependent is enrolled in an institution of higher
    education; and
    (B) maintained that domicile continuously for
    the year preceding that census date; and
    (3) a person who:
    (A) graduated from a public or private high
    school in this state or received the equivalent of a high school
    diploma in this state; and
    (B) maintained a residence continuously in this
    state for:
    (i) the three years preceding the date of
    graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent, as applicable; and

    (ii) the year preceding the census date of
    the academic term in which the person is enrolled in an institution
    of higher education.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the domicile of a
    dependent's parent is presumed to be the domicile of the dependent
    unless the person establishes eligibility for resident status under
    Subsection (a)(3)

    Sec. 54.053. INFORMATION REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH RESIDENT
    STATUS. A person shall submit the following information to an
    institution of higher education to establish resident status under
    this subchapter:
    (1) if the person applies for resident status under
    Section 54.052(a)(1):
    (A) a statement of the dates and length of time
    the person has resided in this state, as relevant to establish
    resident status under this subchapter; and
    (B) a statement by the person that the person's
    presence in this state for that period was for a purpose of
    establishing and maintaining a domicile;
    (2) if the person applies for resident status under
    Section 54.052(a)(2):
    (A) a statement of the dates and length of time
    any parent of the person has resided in this state, as relevant to
    establish resident status under this subchapter; and
    (B) a statement by the parent or, if the parent is
    unable or unwilling to provide the statement, a statement by the
    person that the parent's presence in this state for that period was
    for a purpose of establishing and maintaining a domicile; or
    (3) if the person applies for resident status under
    Section 54.052(a)(3):
    (A) a statement of the dates and length of time
    the person has resided in this state, as relevant to establish
    resident status under this subchapter; and
    (B) if the person is not a citizen or permanent
    resident of the United States, an affidavit stating that the person
    will apply to become a permanent resident of the United States as
    soon as the person becomes eligible to apply


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    http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79 ... 01528F.htm
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    There is a lawyer in TX. who is challenging this on behalf of IRCOT, (Immigration Reform Coalition of TX.). He is having success in court so far. Bolstering of the suit will require potential plaintiffs that pay taxes in TX. on oil and gas revenues. If you know anyone interested let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflowerchick
    There is a lawyer in TX. who is challenging this on behalf of IRCOT, (Immigration Reform Coalition of TX.). He is having success in court so far. Bolstering of the suit will require potential plaintiffs that pay taxes in TX. on oil and gas revenues. If you know anyone interested let me know.
    Yes, I am interested for several reasons.

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