senate Bill S1561C

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A934A
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, A10700

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BILL NUMBER:S1561C

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,
the State shall pay the charge back fees for baccalaureate and masters
degree programs to FIT, and in turn, counties will no longer have the
authority to pass such costs on to any city, town or village in that
county. In the event that the State does not pay, the counties that
issue the certificate of residences shall make such payments and the
current law shall be controlling

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.

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. Counties may then pass
those costs on to cities, towns and villages in such counties

In these trying economic times, counties are finding it difficult, if
not impossible, to pay the upper level charge back fees and the burden
is falling on the localities. This bill is necessary to alleviate some
of the counties' burden and eliminate their need to charge back the
localities 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 costs 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--C

                       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  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02672-05-3

S. 1561--C                          2

DIVISION CLASSES SHALL NOT BE CHARGED BACK TO ANY CITY, TOWN OR  VILLAGE
WITHIN THE COUNTY. PROVIDED, THAT THE COUNTIES HAVE RECEIVED FUNDS EQUAL
TO SUCH COSTS FROM THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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