assembly Bill A5401

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program

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May 15, 2012 held for consideration in higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Feb 18, 2011 referred to higher education

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A5401 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S371
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §604, add §668-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11474, S8036
2013-2014: S1370
2015-2016: S964
2017-2018: S5708
2019-2020: S735

A5401 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program; grants awards for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for higher education for children and young adults receiving foster care services in New York.

A5401 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5401

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ROBINSON, GIBSON, ORTIZ, N. RIVERA, SCARBOROUGH
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BOYLAND,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  SCHIMEL,
  WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  creating the "foster
  care higher education scholarship pilot program";  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. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program".
  S  2.  Section  604  of  the  education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-H OF THIS TITLE.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  668-h  to
read as follows:
  S  668-H.  FOSTER  CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM. 1.
PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR  THE  PURPOSE
OF  GRANTING  SCHOLARSHIP  AWARDS  TO  ENHANCE  OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE RECEIVING, OR  WHO  HAVE
RECEIVED,  FOSTER  CARE  SERVICES  IN  NEW  YORK STATE. SUCH SCHOLARSHIP
AWARDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  THE  TUITION  AND  NON-TUITION  COSTS  OF
ELIGIBLE  STUDENTS  ENROLLED IN APPROVED IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A) "TUITION" MEANS THE TOTAL SEMESTER, QUARTER, OR CREDIT  HOUR  COST
OF INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENT AS PERIODICALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOGUE
OF  THE INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MANDATORY FEES, BOOK CHARG-
ES, AND ROOM AND BOARD.
  (B) "NON-TUITION COST OF  ATTENDANCE"  MEANS  (I)  THE  ACTUAL  AMOUNT
CHARGED BY THE INSTITUTION FOR ROOM AND BOARD, AND (II) AN ALLOWANCE FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02385-01-1

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