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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Feb 09, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S3132
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S3132 - Details
S3132 - Summary
Authorizes commissioner of education to contract with three public or independent institutions of higher education for the support of special summer programs established in order to increase the number of economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate students who are prepared for admission to graduate educational programs; establishes eligibility requirements in order to attend such special summer programs; appropriates $711,200 therefor.
S3132 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3132 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to opportunity for graduate education, and making an appropriation therefor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 6456 to the education law to permit the Commissioner of Education to contract with three public or independent institutions of higher education for the operation of eight week summer programs to prepare economically and educationally disadvantaged students for admission to educational programs beyond the B.A. level. Students who have completed one or two years of undergraduate study and are educationally and economically disadvantaged would be eligible for participation in these new programs. Any college or university incorporated by the Regents or by the Legislature who maintains at least one earned degree program leading to the B.A. would be eligible to contract with the commissioner for the operation of one of these programs, of which there would be programs targeted for the health and biological sciences, law, business, social sciences or the humanities. The commissioner is authorized to promulgate necessary regulations and would be required to make annual reports to the Governor and the
S3132 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3132 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 9, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HUNTLEY, DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to opportunity for gradu- ate education, and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6456 to read as follows: S 6456. OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION. 1. TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN GRADUATE EDUCATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY CONTRACT WITH THREE PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCA- TION FOR THE SUPPORT OF SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ECONOMICALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WHO ARE PREPARED FOR ADMISSION TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BEYOND THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND A SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM, A STUDENT SHALL HAVE COMPLETED THE FIRST YEAR OF AN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AS A PARTICIPANT IN ONE OF THE PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATIONALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OR SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE. A STUDENT WHO ATTENDED A SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM UPON COMPLETION OF THE FIRST YEAR OF AN UNDER- GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SHALL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND SUCH PROGRAM UPON COMPLETION OF THE SECOND YEAR OF AN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCA- TIONAL PROGRAM. A STUDENT WHO HAS COMPLETED THE THIRD OR FOURTH YEAR OF AN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND A SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS SHALL BE SELECTED IN EQUAL NUMBERS FROM STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS OF INDE- PENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, RESPECTIVELY. ENROLLMENT IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08691-01-1
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