senate Bill S1822

Includes senior citizen students auditing community college classes in the full time equivalent state aid formula

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 11 / May / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 25 / Jan / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 14 / Apr / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4776
Versions:
S1822
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law

Votes

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11
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0
Nay
1
aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1822

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to including senior
citizen students auditing community college classes in the full time
equivalent state aid formula


PURPOSE :
This bill would give funding to community colleges that have senior
citizens auditing classes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Subdivision 5 of section 6303 of the education law is amended to
include senior citizen students who are auditing classes in the full
time equivalent state aid formula.

JUSTIFICATION :
Community colleges are required to permit senior citizens to audit
classes if there is space available. Although seniors do not receive
credit towards a degree, it is still a great learning opportunity.

The classroom interaction between college students fresh out of high
school and senior citizen auditors adds a real world atmosphere that
benefits everyone involved. In addition, the opportunity for seniors
to continue learning helps maintain their independence and improve
their quality of life.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007-08: S.5649/Referred to Aging

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding the date
on which it shall have become a law.
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