senate Bill S477A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and EMTs with permanent and total disabilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
May 06, 2011 print number 477a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S477 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2742A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2944, A2204

S477 - Summary

Provides tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and EMTs with permanent and total disabilities, to be applied to any college or university in the state university system or the city university of New York; provides that the award is for tuition, less other aid, and is limited to 4 or 5 academic years.

S477 - Sponsor Memo

S477 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   477

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  providing  tuition
  awards  to  children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer fire-
  fighters, and emergency medical technicians with permanent  and  total
  disabilities

  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  669-e
to read as follows:
  S 669-E. TUITION AWARDS FOR CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS,
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS WITH PERMANENT
AND  TOTAL DISABILITIES. 1. ELIGIBILITY. A CHILD WHOSE PARENT IS A FIRE-
FIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER, VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER,  OR  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN  WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS,
SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TUITION AWARD TO BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE PRESI-
DENT OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION.  SUCH  TUITION  AWARD
MAY  BE  APPLIED  TO ANY COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF
NEW YORK, OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  2. AMOUNT. THE TUITION AWARD SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE COST OF UNDERGRADU-
ATE TUITION, OFFSET BY ANY OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR AWARD RECEIVED.
IF A TUITION ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  (TAP)  AWARD  IS  ALSO  RECEIVED,  THE
COMBINED ACADEMIC YEAR AWARD SHALL NOT EXCEED TUITION.
  3.  DURATION.  (A)  NO RECIPIENT OF A TUITION AWARD UNDER THIS SECTION
SHALL RECEIVE A TUITION AWARD FOR MORE THAN EIGHT SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, OR, IF AN
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM NORMALLY REQUIRES FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS OF FULL TIME
STUDY, FOR MORE THAN TEN SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT
OF FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS. "FULL TIME STUDY" SHALL MEAN ENROLLMENT FOR MORE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00489-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S477A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2742A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2944, A2204

S477A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and EMTs with permanent and total disabilities, to be applied to any college or university in the state university system or the city university of New York; provides that the award is for tuition, less other aid, and is limited to 4 or 5 academic years.

S477A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S477A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 477--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. NOZZOLIO, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to providing tuition
  awards to children of firefighters, police officers,  volunteer  fire-
  fighters,  and  emergency medical technicians with permanent and total
  disabilities

  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 669-e
to read as follows:
  S 669-E. TUITION AWARDS FOR CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS,
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS WITH PERMANENT
AND TOTAL DISABILITIES. 1. ELIGIBILITY. A CHILD WHOSE PARENT IS A  FIRE-
FIGHTER,  POLICE  OFFICER,  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER, OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY  BENEFITS,
SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TUITION AWARD TO BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE PRESI-
DENT  OF  THE  HIGHER  EDUCATION  SERVICES CORPORATION.   TUITION AWARDS
PROVIDED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE STATE  OF
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  2. AMOUNT. THE TUITION AWARD SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE COST OF UNDERGRADU-
ATE TUITION, OFFSET BY ANY OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR AWARD RECEIVED.
IF  A  TUITION  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  (TAP)  AWARD  IS ALSO RECEIVED, THE
COMBINED ACADEMIC YEAR AWARD SHALL NOT EXCEED TUITION.
  3. DURATION. (A) NO RECIPIENT OF A TUITION AWARD  UNDER  THIS  SECTION
SHALL RECEIVE A TUITION AWARD FOR MORE THAN EIGHT SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, OR, IF AN
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM NORMALLY REQUIRES FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS OF FULL TIME
STUDY, FOR MORE THAN TEN SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT

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

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