senate Bill S1161

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enables certain members of the New York guard to be eligible to receive benefits under the recruitment incentive and retention program

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Feb 08, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education

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Feb 8, 2011 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1161
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S1161 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A896
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง669-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S400, A1034

S1161 - Bill Texts

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Enables certain members of the New York guard to be eligible to receive benefits under the recruitment incentive and retention program.

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BILL NUMBER:S1161 REVISED 02/08/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to tuition benefits for members
of the New York state organized militia

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Enables certain members of the New York National Guard to be eligible
to receive benefits under the Recruitment Incentive and Retention
Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends paragraph c of subdivision 2 and subdivision 3 of Section 669-b
of the Education Law. This legislation would allow for independent
study programs approved by the Regents of the State of New York at
Excelsior College to be included as tuition benefits under the
Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently Section 669-b of the Education Law predicates that benefits
payable under the Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program are for
"tuition" costs incurred. This precludes participation in the program
by independent study programs at Excelsior College.

Traditional higher education institutions operate by offering
"instruction" and charging "tuition" for their services. Independent
study programs, however, such as Excelsior college, review the
college level work completed by a given student and advise the
student what additional course work is required in order to earn the
desired college degree.
Student payments for these various services are accessed as "fees"
rather than "tuition".

This legislation would allow members of the New York National Guard
who enroll in Excelsior college the benefits of the Recruitment
Incentive and Retention Program.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: A.1034/S.400 Remained in the Committees of Higher Education
2007-2008: A.6443/S.3632 Remained in the Committees of Higher Education
2005-2006: A.1394/S.709 Remained in the Committees of Higher Education
2003-2004: A.2734/S.1242 Remained in the Committees of Higher Education
2001-2002: A.9038A/S.5458A Remained in the Committees of Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, with provisions.

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

    S. 1161                                                   A. 896

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to tuition  benefits  for
  members of the New York state organized militia

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

  Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 669-b of the educa-
tion law, as added by chapter 268 of the laws of  1996,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  c.  The  term  "tuition"  shall  mean  the total semester, quarter, or
classroom hour cost  of  instruction  to  the  student  as  periodically
published  in  the  catalogue of the institution, specifically excluding
mandatory fees, book charges, and room and board,  EXCEPT  THAT  TUITION
FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAMS OFFERED BY EXCELSIOR COLLEGE AND APPROVED
BY  THE  REGENTS  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY  OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL BE
CONSTRUED AS INCLUDING CHARGES FOR ENROLLMENT, EXAMINATIONS, AND ADVISE-
MENT AND ENROLLMENT SERVICES.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 669-b of the education law, as added  by
chapter 268 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of any other general, special, or
local law, rule, or regulation, any active member who  has  successfully
completed  advanced  individual  training  or  commissioning  and  other
requirements of the division of military and naval affairs  for  tuition
benefit eligibility shall be entitled to the tuition benefit provided by
this section upon his or her enrollment in a degree producing curriculum
in  any  institution,  OR,  IN  THE CASE OF AN INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM
APPROVED BY THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00385-01-1

S. 1161                             2                             A. 896

ENROLLMENT  IN  EXCELSIOR  COLLEGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EARNING CREDIT FOR
INDEPENDENT STUDY TOWARD A DEGREE OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTION.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
the amendments to section 669-b of the education law  made  by  sections
one  and two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and
shall be deemed to be repealed therewith.

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