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2012 ASSET Bill Killed in Colorado House Finance Committee

May22
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2012 ASSET Bill Killed in Colorado House Finance Committee

Contributed by Aaron Hall

The 2012 version of the ASSET Bill has been killed in the House Finance Committee by a 7-6 vote and will not be allowed to come up for a vote on the House Floor.  The bill would have allowed qualified undocumented students in Colorado to pay a tuition rate for state universities which is lower than the out-of-state rate but higher than the resident rate.

Thirteen states have passed laws allowing undocumented high school graduates to pay an in-state tuition rate at state universities.  According to research by a non-partisan legislative staff, 70 percent of Colorado’s undocumented students live at or below the poverty level and would not attend university at an out-of-state rate.

Related Coverage:
Channel 7 Article
Denver Post Blog on Political Ramifications

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