senate Bill S4879

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to housing allowances under the World trade center memorial scholarships

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2012 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2012 1st report cal.714
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 23, 2011 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1529
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 28, 2011 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 8, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S4879
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 23, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4879
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4879 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8345
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668-d, Ed L

S4879 - Bill Texts

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Provides that housing allowances under the World trade center memorial scholarships shall not be decreased for off campus housing unless a student resides with a relative.

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BILL NUMBER:S4879

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to World trade center memorial
scholarships

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide that a student shall not have the non-tuition cost of
attendance part of their scholarship award be decreased or eliminated
due to the student opting not to live on campus.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends section 668-d of the education law, to provide that
a student shall not have the non-tuition cost of attendance pal1 of
their scholarship award be decreased or eliminated due to the student
opting not to apply for on-campus housing (provided that the
student's parent(s) do not reside within reasonable commuting
distance, and their off-campus residence is not owned in whole or in
part by a direct relation including a parent, grandparent, aunt,
uncle, sibling or cousin).

Section 2: Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently students who receive the World Trade Center Memorial
Scholarship; Memorial scholarships for children, spouses and
financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer
firefighters, police officers, peace officers, and emergency service
workers; Military enhanced recognition, incentive and tribute
("MERIT") scholarships; American Airlines flight 587 memorial
scholarships; and Continental Airlines flight 3407 memorial
scholarships are required to apply for on-campus housing in order to
qualify for the full non-tuition cost of attendance award. If they do
not and choose to live off-campus, they are considered "commuter
students" and their award is reduced by as much as $5,400 per year
even though off-campus living expenses may be higher than those for
on-campus.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4879

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  World  trade  center
  memorial scholarships

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph 4 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section
668-d of the education law, as added by chapter 176 of the laws of 2002,
is amended to read as follows:
  (4) "Non-tuition cost of attendance", as  used  in  this  subdivision,
shall  mean:  (i)  the actual amount charged by the institution for room
and board, and (ii) an allowance for transportation, books and  supplies
as  determined  by  the president and as approved by the director of the
budget, provided that such determination shall be  made  no  later  than
December  first of each year for use in the succeeding academic year. In
the event a student does not incur room or board charges at the institu-
tion, "non-tuition cost of attendance" shall mean an allowance for  room
and board as determined by the president and approved by the director of
the  budget.  A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED, AS A CONDITION OF RECEIV-
ING THE NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE, TO APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS  HOUSING,
NOR  SHALL THE AMOUNT OF NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE DECREASE BECAUSE
THE STUDENT DOES NOT APPLY FOR OR RECEIVE ON-CAMPUS  HOUSING;  PROVIDED,
HOWEVER  THAT  THE  AMOUNT  OF  NON-TUITION  COST  OF  ATTENDANCE MAY BE
DECREASED FOR A STUDENT WHO DOES NOT LIVE IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING  IF  SUCH
STUDENT'S PARENT OR PARENTS RESIDE WITHIN REASONABLE COMMUTING DISTANCE,
OR  IF  THEIR  OFF-CAMPUS  RESIDENCE  IS  OWNED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY A
DIRECT RELATION INCLUDING A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, AUNT, UNCLE, SIBLING OR
COUSIN. In determining allowances pursuant  to  this  subparagraph,  the
president may take into consideration the allowances provided for in the
Pell grant program.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09744-01-1

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