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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to higher education|
|Feb 23, 2011||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3485
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S3485 - Details
S3485 - Summary
Authorizes the trustees of the state university to permit persons sixty years of age or over to take courses on a space available basis given therein for credit or without examination, without tuition; such eligible persons may take up to nine hours of courses for credit without tuition.
S3485 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3485 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state university trustees to make courses available for certain persons sixty years of age or over PURPOSE: This bill will permit the trustees of the State University to allow senior citizens to take courses for credit, on a space-available basis, without charge, at State-operated campuses. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends §355 of the Education Law to add for-credit courses (to a maximum of nine credit hours per semester) to the existing provisions which authorize senior citizens to audit courses, on a space available basis, at no charge. JUSTIFICATION: In 1974, New York State took a giant step forward by adopting Chapter 1002 of the Laws of 1974 permitting senior citizens to audit courses
S3485 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3485 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 23, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FARLEY, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, FUSCHIL- LO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, HANNON, JOHNSON, KRUGER, LARKIN, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, MONTGOMERY, O'MARA, PARKER, RANZEN- HOFER, SALAND, SAMPSON, SERRANO, SEWARD, STAVISKY, VALESKY -- 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 authorizing the state university trustees to make courses available for certain persons sixty years of age or over THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and 616 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general, special or local law, rule or regulation, such regulations may permit persons sixty years of age or over to [audit] TAKE courses given therein without tuition, EITHER FOR CREDIT, OR WITHOUT examination, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as determined by the president of each such institution, provided that such [audit] attendance does not deny course attendance at a state-operated institution by an individual who is otherwise qualified under the regulations promulgated pursuant to this section. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OVER WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE NOT MORE THAN NINE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES FOR CREDIT PER SEMESTER WITHOUT TUITION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01940-01-1
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