senate Bill S7248

Increases the household threshold income cap on tuition assistance from 80,000 to 100,000

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 07 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Increases the household threshold income cap on tuition assistance from $80,000 to $100,000.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9554
Versions:
S7248
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง667, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7248

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
tuition assistance program rewards

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would increase the
household threshold income cap for the State's Tuition Assistance
Program (TAP) from $80,000 to $100,000.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Section 667 subdivision 3; paragraph a, subparagraph
ii, clause D of the education law as amended by section 1 of part B of
Chapter 60 of the laws of 2000.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: With more and more jobs in the United States requiring
bachelors and masters degrees in other to obtain them, the focus for
the current generation is to go to college. However, the cost of
attending a college and university has increased tremendously, making
it harder for students to gain access to higher education.
Furthermore, if a family has more than one child, the current income
cap threshold doesn't take that into account. This legislation would
expand the maximum income cap for eligibility by $20,000 to $100,000
so more middle-class families can receive assistance in paying college
tuition. The household income cap has not increased since 2000, when
it went from $50,500 to $80,000. This change of the income cap
threshold will make it more in tune with the current tuition prices,
inflation values and make it so more New Yorkers can go to college.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 7248                                                  A. 9554

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. LANZA, GOLDEN, SAVINO -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Higher Education

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MALLIOTAKIS, BORELLI -- read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to tuition assistance
  program rewards

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

  Section  1. Clause (D) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph a of subdivi-
sion 3 of section 667 of the education law, as amended by section  1  of
part B of chapter 60 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:

(D) Eighteen thousand dollars or    Nine hundred eighty dollars
    more, but not more than         plus twelve per centum of
    [eighty] ONE HUNDRED            excess over eighteen
    thousand dollars                thousand dollars
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14741-01-4

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