senate Bill S1561A

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Relates to state reimbursement to counties for amounts paid on behalf of non-resident students in attendance at the fashion institute of technology

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1561A
  • 28 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 28 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1561B
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1561C
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1540
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to state reimbursement to counties for amounts paid on behalf of non-resident students in attendance at the fashion institute of technology.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1561
S1561A
S1561B
S1561C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7152

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BILL NUMBER:S1561A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
state reimbursement to counties for amounts paid on behalf of
non-resident students in attendance at the fashion institute of
technology

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to alleviate the financial
burden on New York State counties from having to pay charge back fees
to FIT for upper division programs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Provides that subject to the availability of appropriation,
that state shall pay the charge back fees for baccalaureate and
masters degree programs to FIT. On or before March 31, 2012, the state
shall pay 50% of the costs and on or before June 1. 2013, the state
shall make the remaining 50% payment to FIT. This section further
provides that on or after June 1, 2014 and thereafter, the state shall
pay 100% of such costs.

In the event that the state does not pay, the counties that issue the
certificate of residences shall make such payments.

Removes the authority for the counties to charge the cities and towns
charge back fees for resident students who attend community colleges
that are not in such resident student's home county.

Section 2. Sets for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The Fashion Institute of Technology is a uniquely
situated community college. FIT relies on funding from three sources,
local sponsor's share, state support and student tuition, much like
any other community college. However, FIT grants baccalaureate and
masters degrees which makes them unique. In a recent court case, FIT's
designation as a community college was upheld, however, the court
found that counties should only required to provide charge back fees
for their two year programs. Charge back fees are collected as part of
an off-set to the local sponsor's share and are paid by counties whose
residents choose to attend an out of county community college.

In these trying economic times, counties are finding it difficult, if
not impossible, to pay the upper level charge back fees. This fact,
coupled with the court's decision, makes this bill necessary to
alleviate some of the counties' burden but to still fund FIT at
appropriate and fair levels.

FIT provides a very specialized education in a variety of sought after
programs. The Institute has impressive graduation and successful job
placement rates and should be financially supported.

Therefore, this bill would achieve the goal of fully funding FIT by
having the state pick up the charge back sots for the upper division
degrees while easing the counties' financial hardships.

It is important to note, that this bill does not provide an unfair
advantage to FIT over other community colleges because it keeps in


place the counties obligation to pay the lower level charge back fees
which are paid to all other community colleges for two year degrees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 S.7152.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Pursuant to appropriation, approximately $10.8M
in 2013-14.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 1561--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, FLANAGAN, KENNEDY, LANZA, ZELDIN -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Higher Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state reimbursement to
  counties for amounts  paid  on  behalf  of  non-resident  students  in
  attendance at the fashion institute of technology

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 10 of section 6305 of the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  10.  On or before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-five and
every year thereafter, the state shall reimburse each county  which  has
issued  a  certificate  of  residence  for  any  non-resident student in
attendance at the fashion institute of technology  during  the  nineteen
hundred ninety-three--ninety-four academic year and every year thereaft-
er in an amount equal to fifty percent of the actual amount paid by such
county  on behalf of such students and on or before June first, nineteen
hundred ninety-five and every year thereafter, the state shall reimburse
each county for the remaining fifty percent of the actual amount paid by
each such county on behalf of such students.   NOTWITHSTANDING  SUBDIVI-
SION  FIVE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF STATE
APPROPRIATIONS FOR STATE FISCAL YEARS TWO THOUSAND  FOURTEEN--TWO  THOU-
SAND FIFTEEN AND THEREAFTER, GENERAL COUNTY CHARGES PAYABLE TO THE FASH-
ION  INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS ENROLLED IN UPPER
DIVISION CLASSES SHALL NOT BE CHARGED BACK TO ANY CITY, TOWN OR  VILLAGE
WITHIN  THE  COUNTY. PROVIDED FURTHER HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE TWO THOUSAND
THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN STATE FISCAL YEAR  ONLY,  A  COUNTY  MAY
CHARGE  BACK  CITIES,  VILLAGES  AND TOWNS WITHIN THE COUNTY UP TO FIFTY
PERCENT OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-RESIDENT  ENROLL-
MENT IN UPPER DIVISION CLASSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02672-02-3

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