senate Bill S6099

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to regents awards for children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters

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Jan 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education

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Jan 18, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6099
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Nay
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Absent
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Excused
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

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S6099 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668-a, Ed L

S6099 - Summary

Relates to regents awards for children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters.

S6099 - Sponsor Memo

S6099 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6099

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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  regents  awards  for
  children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and
  volunteer firefighters

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

  Section 1. Section 668-a of the education law, as amended  by  chapter
887  of  the  laws  of  1981,  the  section heading and subdivision 1 as
amended by chapter 568 of the laws of 1999 and subdivision 3 as added by
chapter 335 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
  S 668-a. Regents awards for  children  of  deceased  police  officers,
peace  officers,  firefighters  and  volunteer firefighters. 1. Eligible
students.  Awards shall be made to resident children of police  officers
and  peace officers as defined in the criminal procedure law, firefight-
ers and volunteer firefighters and correction officers of the  state  or
any  political  subdivision  thereof,  or volunteer firefighters of fire
departments or companies under contract to provide fire protection to  a
municipality  or  fire  district  who have died as a result of an injury
sustained in the line of duty,  WHO  ARE  MATRICULATED  IN  AN  APPROVED
PROGRAM,  AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  2. Amount and duration. Every recipient shall receive an annual  award
[of  four  hundred  fifty  dollars] EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF UNDERGRADUATE
TUITION FOR RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK STATE CHARGED BY THE STATE  UNIVERSITY
OF  NEW YORK INCLUDING THE COST FOR ROOM AND BOARD OR ACTUAL TUITION AND
THE AVERAGE COST OF ROOM AND BOARD CHARGED AT THE  STATE  UNIVERSITY  OF
NEW  YORK,  WHICHEVER  IS  LESS, for each of not more than four academic
years of undergraduate study or five academic years if a program normal-
ly requires five years, as defined by the commissioner pursuant to arti-
cle thirteen of this chapter.
  3. Notwithstanding any inconsistent  provision  of  this  chapter,  no
child  of  a  correction  officer of the state who is receiving an award
under the provisions of section six hundred sixty-nine of  this  article
shall receive an award under the provisions of this section.

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