Manchester, NH- Rep. Terry Roy (R-Deerfield) released the following statement in response to HB1575, relative to waiver of tuition in the university system, passed the Education Committee on a unanimous vote of 16-0, and passed the House today on the consent calendar.
“One of my proudest moments as a state representative was the passage of legislation in 2020 to waive tuition at state colleges and universities for children of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled. Today I am equally as proud that this legislation, to extend that benefit to children of disabled veterans who passed away and were residents of the state at the time of their death, has made it through the first step and passed the House.”
“Prior to 2020, New Hampshire law only recognized children of veterans who died while serving, but this left many veterans in the horrible position of later having no way to afford higher education for their children. This bill provides a small piece of mind for our veterans who already sacrifice so much for our state and our country. I am looking forward to guiding HB1575 through the legislative process and bringing it closer to becoming law.”