SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Senate has passed a bill granting in-state tuition for family members of state residents who are serving in the military and stationed outside the state.
Republican Sen. Margaret Dayton of Orem says the bill that passed Tuesday exempts family members from strict documentation requirements for a person to receive in-state tuition.
Instead, the child of an active-duty military member would only need to prove the parent's military status.
Dayton says the change isn't granting any new privileges. Instead, it makes certain that serving in the military doesn't punish Utah residents.
Utah already allows the children of active duty military serving in the state to pay in-state tuition, even if they are residents of another state.
Senate Bill 46 now moves to the House.