(DENVER POST) A bill to create a lower college-tuition rate for illegal immigrants passed a House committee Monday evening on a 7-6 vote — a historic first for the legislation, though it still faces potential death before another committee.

Dozens — including some big political names in Colorado — had signed up to testify before the House Education Committee, which was hearing Senate Bill 15.

The bill would create a new category of tuition for illegal immigrants higher than in-state tuition but lower than out-of-state tuition. The bill would apply to students who have attended a Colorado high school for at least three years and graduated.

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