senate Bill S1563

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution

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Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 19, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 10, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S1563 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5911
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 ยง2, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5028B, A8277A

S1563 - Bill Texts

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Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution.

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BILL NUMBER:S1563

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to financial aid disclosure

PURPOSE:
This legislation protects students and those responsible for the
payment of enrollment costs for that student at an institution of
higher education by requiring that institutions of higher education
disclose their policies regarding adjustments to financial aid awards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation requires that an institution of higher education
disclose to students and prospective students its financial aid
policy regarding adjustments made by the institution to an individual's
financial aid award.

JUSTIFICATION:
Due to the rising costs of receiving higher education, students often
rely on financial aid awards when choosing which college they will
attend. Financial aid is often awarded to students when several
factors such as the individual's income, financial need, outside
scholarships, grants, the school's available pool of financial aid,
etc. are considered. Many times some of these factors
change during the course of the individual's attendance at the
institution, resulting in a subsequent change in the individual's
financial aid package. This legislation would require the institution to
disclose its policy concerning how changes in these factors might
cause adjustments in the individual's financial aid package. In
addition the institution would be required to disclose how those
adjustments would be implemented.

This legislation further charges the regents to establish guidelines
for an enforce the provisions of this legislation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 S.1807; 2009-10 S,2050; S.6373 of 2000, S.2353 of 2001-02;
S.299 of 2003-2004; S,837 of 2005-2006; S.3921, 2007-2008.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This legislation shall take effect on the first day of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law, provided,
however, that the adoption, amendments and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the timely implementation of the provisions
of this act is authorized and directed to be completed on or before
such effective date.

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

                                  1563

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to absentee voting

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of  arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  2.  The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which,
and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who,  on  the  occur-
rence  of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence
or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city,  and  qualified
voters  who,  on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear
personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili-
ty,] may vote ON OR BEFORE THE DAY DESIGNATED FOR AN ELECTION AND  OTHER
THAN  BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE and for the return and
canvass of their votes.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89001-01-1

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