(UPDATED 2/17/11) Salem, Ore--On Monday, CAUSA participated in a Press Conference with the Oregon Student Association (OSA) and several other individuals and organizations as Representative Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Senator Frank Morse (R-Albany) announced their co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill, Senate Bill 742.
|Senator Frank Morse (R-Albany) announcing bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill|
To qualify for in-state tuition under the bill, a student must meet the following requirements, regardless of their documentation status:
- They have attended an Oregon high School for at least three (3) years
- They have graduated from an Oregon high school
- They have been admitted to an Oregon University System Instiution
- They are working towards residency
Co-sponsors of Senate Bill 742 include Oregon State Senators David Nelson (R-Pendleton), Frank Morse (R-Albany), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Portland/Beaverton), Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland), Rod Monroe (D – Portland), Chris Edwards (D- Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City), Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and Chip Shields (D-Portland), Oregon State Representatives Michael Dembrow (D-Portland), Mark Johnson (R-Hood River), Bob Jenson (R-Pendleton), Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), Betty Komp (D-Woodburn) and Chris Harker (D-Beaverton) and others.
Portland State University President Wim Wiewel and Mount Hood Community College President John Sygielski are also supporting the bill.
KATU News Channel 2: http://www.blip.tv/file/4766862
Oregon Public Broadcasting: Lawmakers Again Consider In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants
Corvallis Gazette Times New bill to provide in-state tuition for undocumented students
The Oregonian: Oregon students, legislators announce bill to allow undocumented youth to pay in-state tuition at Oregon colleges
Statesman Journal Oregon bill would allow some non-resident students to pay in-state tuition rates
KOIN News Channel 6: http://causa.blip.tv/file/4774184/
Senate Bill 742: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/sb0700.dir/sb0742.intro.pdf