senate Bill S6424

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to eligibility for state aid for certain independent institutions of higher learning

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.136
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1240
substituted for s6424
Jun 13, 2012 substituted by a9391
ordered to third reading cal.1240
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Feb 08, 2012 referred to higher education

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Jun 13, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

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Absent
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Jun 5, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6424
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Excused
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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S6424 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9391
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6401, Ed L

S6424 - Bill Texts

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Relates to eligibility for state aid for certain independent institutions of higher learning; provides that a former two-year institution may elect to continue to receive associate level degree awards if it foregoes receiving any awards for degrees conferred at the bachelor's level.

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BILL NUMBER:S6424

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the education law, in relation to eligibility for state aid for
certain independent institutions of higher learning

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To ensure that the education law regarding Bundy Aid allocations for
Trocaire College (The Mercy College of Western New York) is
maintained at its current level based on Associate Degrees awarded.
Although Trocaire College has recently added baccalaureate programs
in Radiological Technology and Nursing it essentially remains a two
year college utilizing its Bundy Aid to support scholarships for
economically challenged students.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 3 of section 6401, of the education law
by adding or (c) such authority having been granted after the first
day of December, two thousand nine, but before the first day of
January, two thousand ten. This change in language will allow
Trocaire to receive Bundy funds based on Associate degrees awarded.

Section 2 amends the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill would update the education law to allow Trocaire College to
receive Bundy Aid allocations based on their current number of
associates degree awarded as opposed to the limited amount of
baccalaureate degrees. The law in its current form will decrease the
amount of state aid to Trocaire by approximately $22,000 annually.
Bundy Aid is an essential part of providing financial assistance to
our largely non-traditional student base. More than 90 percent of
Trocaire students are eligible for financial aid and more than 40
percent are single parent heads of household.

In the past other educational institutions, such as Villa Maria
College and the Culinary Institute of America have been granted
exceptions through legislation to have Bundy Aid allocated based on
the number of associates degrees conferred. Trocaire college relies
on Bundy Aid to help support their financial aid program. Bundy
funding supports scholarships for economically challenged students
and enables them to further their education and develop rewarding
careers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6424

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 eligibility for  state
  aid for certain independent institutions of higher learning

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 6401  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  507  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. Degree awards. The amount of  such  annual  apportionment  to  each
institution  meeting the requirements of subdivision two of this section
shall be computed by multiplying by not to exceed  six  hundred  dollars
the  number  of  earned associate degrees, by not to exceed one thousand
five hundred dollars the number of earned bachelor's degrees, by not  to
exceed nine hundred fifty dollars the number of earned master's degrees,
and by not to exceed four thousand five hundred fifty dollars the number
of  earned  doctorate  degrees, conferred by such institution during the
twelve-month period next preceding the  annual  period  for  which  such
apportionment  is  made,  provided that there shall be excluded from any
such computation the number of degrees earned by students  with  respect
to whom state aid other than that established by this section or section
sixty-four  hundred  one-a  of  this  article is granted directly to the
institution, and provided further that, except as otherwise provided  in
this  subdivision,  the amount apportioned for an associate degree shall
be awarded only to two year institutions  qualifying  under  subdivision
two  of  this  section.  The regents shall promulgate rules defining and
classifying professional degrees  for  the  purposes  of  this  section.
Institutions  qualifying  for  state  aid  pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph (b) of subdivision two of this section shall, for purposes  of
this subdivision, be deemed to be the institutions which confer degrees.
For  purposes  of  this  subdivision,  a  two-year institution which has
received authority to confer  bachelor  degrees  shall  continue  to  be
considered  a  two-year  institution  until such time as it has actually
begun to confer the bachelor's degree. Thereafter,  notwithstanding  any

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14294-02-2

S. 6424                             2

other provision of law to the contrary, an institution which was former-
ly a two-year institution for the purposes of this section and which was
granted  authority  by  the regents to confer bachelor degrees, (a) such
authority  having  been  granted  after  the first day of June, nineteen
hundred ninety-three, but before the first day of July, nineteen hundred
ninety-three, or (b) such authority having been granted after the  first
day  of  May,  two  thousand five, but before the first day of June, two
thousand five, OR (C) SUCH AUTHORITY HAVING BEEN GRANTED AFTER THE FIRST
DAY OF DECEMBER, TWO THOUSAND NINE, BUT BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY,
TWO THOUSAND TEN, may elect to continue to  receive  awards  for  earned
associate  degrees.  Should  such  institution so elect, it shall not be
eligible during the time of such election to receive awards  for  earned
bachelor's degrees.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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