Okla. rep. pulls in-state tuition bill from panel

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma representative has temporarily pulled a bill to provide in-state college tuition to United States citizens who graduated from an Oklahoma high school and were considered state residents at the time.

The proposal was set to be considered by the House Higher Education Subcommittee Monday, but Rep. Emily Virgin requested the bill be laid over, meaning it could come back later. Virgin and the bill's Senate author, Sen. John Sparks, didn't immediately return requests for comment.

The Oklahoman reported last week that several college students who were brought as children into the U.S. as illegal immigrants visited Virgin at the Capitol last week to protest the bill. The proposed legislation doesn't specify how to treat resident students like them who are already in college.