senate Bill S1084

Amended

Requires that no scholarship, grant or award offered by a state university of New York college shall require the student to reside on campus

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 15 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 15 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1084A

Summary

Requires that no scholarship, grant or award offered by a state university of New York college shall, as a condition of eligibility, require that the student reside on campus in campus housing.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3361
Versions:
S1084
S1084A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง141, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S258A
2009-2010: S4521A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1084

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting on campus
residency as a requirement for scholarships, grants and awards offered
by the state university of New York

PURPOSE:
To allow students who commute to SUNY schools to be eligible
for all scholarships, grants and awards that are offered by SUNY.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 141 to the education law
which prohibits on campus residency as a requirement for
scholarships, grants and awards offered by SUNY except where such
scholarship, grant, award or assistance is specifically designated
for on-campus house or board. However, the bill would not prohibit
SUNY schools from limiting scholarships to New York State residents.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently students who commute to SUNY schools are not
eligible for some scholarships, grants and awards because they don't
live on campus. Students who are commuting deserve equal
consideration for scholarships, grants and awards.

BILL HISTORY:
S.4521A of 2009-10; Referred to Education
S.258A of 2011-12; Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on July 1, 2013.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1084

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting on  campus
  residency as a requirement for scholarships, grants and awards offered
  by the state university of New York

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 141 to
read as follows:
  S 141. SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS; CAMPUS  RESIDENCY  REQUIREMENT
PROHIBITED.  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, NO SCHOLAR-
SHIP, GRANT, AWARD OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TUITION  ASSISTANCE  OFFERED  BY
ANY  COLLEGE  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY, SHALL, AS A CONDITION OF ELIGIBILITY,
REQUIRE THAT THE STUDENT RECEIVING SUCH  SCHOLARSHIP,  GRANT,  AWARD  OR
ASSISTANCE  RESIDE ON CAMPUS IN CAMPUS HOUSING, EXCEPT WHERE SUCH SCHOL-
ARSHIP, GRANT,  AWARD  OR  ASSISTANCE  IS  SPECIFICALLY  DESIGNATED  FOR
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING OR BOARD.
  2.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT ANY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY FROM REQUIRING THAT A STUDENT BE  A  RESIDENT  OF  THE
STATE  OF  NEW  YORK  IN  ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP,
GRANT, AWARD OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TUITION ASSISTANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02304-01-3

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