An Act To Extend the Same Privileges to the Wesget Sipu - Fish River Tribe as Are Extended to Other Maine Indian Tribes
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA c. 429-B is enacted to read:
TUITION WAIVER AT STATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
§ 12581. Tuition waiver
A postsecondary educational institution that establishes a practice or policy of waiving tuition charges for Native Americans must include within that practice or policy equivalent treatment of any person who is certified to be a member of the Wesget Sipu - Fish River Tribe by the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation formed to represent and promote the traditions of the Wesget Sipu - Fish River Tribe. For purposes of this section, "postsecondary educational institution" means the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy and the Maine Community College System.
This bill extends to members of the group known as the Wesget Sipu - Fish River Tribe the privilege, held by federally recognized Indian tribes in this State, of eligibility for any tuition waiver offered to Native Americans by the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy or the Maine Community College System.