senate Bill S4599

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the general equivalency degree assistance pilot program; appropriation

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Apr 13, 2011 referred to finance

S4599 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7112
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §6311, Ed L

S4599 - Summary

Creates the general equivalency degree assistance pilot program.

S4599 - Sponsor Memo

S4599 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4599                                                  A. 7112

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                             April 13, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to establishing the
  general equivalency degree assistance pilot  program;  and  making  an
  appropriation   therefor;   and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  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 6311
to read as follows:
  S 6311.  GENERAL  EQUIVALENCY  DEGREE  ASSISTANCE  PILOT  PROGRAM.  1.
AUTHORIZATION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW, RULE OR REGU-
LATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNI-
TY  COLLEGE IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR ONLINE EDUCA-
TION FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  ASSISTING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  OBTAINING  THEIR
GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DEGREE.
  2. TUITION. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY CHARGE TUITION FOR SUCH PROGRAM;
PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS PER
SEMESTER PER INDIVIDUAL ENROLLED IN SUCH PROGRAM.
  3. CURRICULUM. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL  DEVELOP  AND  IMPLEMENT  A
CURRICULUM DESIGNED TO MEET THE STANDARDS OF EDUCATION NECESSARY TO PASS
THE  GENERAL  EQUIVALENCY  EXAM; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH CURRICULUM
SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, INCLUDE A COURSE OF STUDY IN  MATHEMATICS,  ENGLISH
READING  AND  COMPREHENSION,  UNITED  STATES  AND  WORLD HISTORY AND THE
GENERAL SCIENCES.
  4. WEBSITE. (A)  THE  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES  SHALL  MAINTAIN  A  WEBSITE
DISPLAYING  THE  CURRICULUM,  INSTRUCTIONS  ON THE RECOMMENDED COURSE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10002-01-1

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