senate Bill S184

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the use of income from pensions of New York state, local governments and the federal government from the calculation of income for the purposes of financial aid

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education

S184 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง663, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6155, A9890

S184 - Summary

Eliminates the use of income from pensions of New York state, local governments and the federal government from the calculation of income for the purposes of financial aid.

S184 - Sponsor Memo

S184 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to eliminating the use of
  certain pensions in the determination of the amount of student  finan-
  cial aid


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  663  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section  1  of part F of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Income defined. Except  as  otherwise  provided  in  this  section,
"income"  shall  be  the  total  of the combined net taxable income [and
income from pensions of New York state, local governments and the feder-
al government] of the applicant, the applicant's spouse, and the  appli-
cant's  parents as reported in New York state income tax returns for the
calendar year next preceding the beginning of the school year for  which
application  for  assistance is made, except that any amount received by
an applicant as a scholarship at an  educational  institution  or  as  a
fellowship grant, including the value of contributed services and accom-
modations,  shall  not be included within the definition of "income" for
the purposes of this article. The  term  "parent"  shall  include  birth
parents,  stepparents,  adoptive  parents  and the spouse of an adoptive
parent. Income, if not a whole dollar amount, shall  be  assumed  to  be
equal  to  the next lowest whole dollar amount. Any change in the status
of an applicant with regard to the persons responsible  for  the  appli-
cant's  support  occurring after the beginning of any semester shall not
be considered to change the applicant's award for that semester.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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