130th Ohio General Assembly
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Am. H. B. No. 449  As Passed by the House
As Passed by the House

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
Am. H. B. No. 449

Representative Gonzales 

Cosponsors: Representatives Bishoff, Fedor, Grossman, Hackett, Hill, Hood, Stebelton, Wachtmann, Brenner, Amstutz, Baker, Beck, Blessing, Boose, Brown, Buchy, Budish, Burkley, Cera, Conditt, Curtin, Damschroder, Dovilla, Duffey, Gerberry, Green, Hall, Hayes, Heard, Hottinger, Huffman, Johnson, Kunze, Landis, Letson, Lundy, Lynch, Maag, Mallory, McClain, McGregor, Milkovich, Patterson, Perales, Phillips, Pillich, Rogers, Romanchuk, Rosenberger, Ruhl, Sears, Sheehy, Slaby, Slesnick, Smith, Sprague, Stautberg, Stinziano, Strahorn, Sykes, Terhar, Thompson, Young Speaker Batchelder 

To enact section 3333.311 of the Revised Code with respect to residency status for certain veterans, spouses, and dependents at state institutions of higher education.

Section 1. That section 3333.311 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 3333.311.  (A) For the purpose of admission to any state institution of higher education, as defined in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, a veteran and that veteran's spouse and dependent shall be considered residents of this state, if the veteran either:
(1) Served one or more years on active military duty and was honorably discharged or received a medical discharge that was related to the military service;
(2) Was killed while serving on active military duty or has been declared to be missing in action or a prisoner of war.
(B) If a veteran or that veteran's spouse or dependent meets the criteria prescribed in division (A) of this section, no state institution of higher education shall apply any residency-related quotas or restrictions to that individual's application for admission to the institution.
(C) The term "resident" for the purposes of this section shall not be equated with the definition of that term as it is employed elsewhere under the laws of this state and other states, and shall not carry with it any of the legal connotations appurtenant thereto.
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