Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2012
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 04, 2012
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S6099
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6099 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S6099 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6099 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to regents awards for children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters PURPOSE: This bill amends the education law to increase the regents scholarship for children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters from the current award of $450 per year to the cost of tuition and room and board at the State University of New York (SUNY). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivisions one and two of section 668a of the education law to increase the regents scholarship for children of deceased police officers, peace officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters from the current award of $450 per year to the cost of tuition and room and board at the State University of New York (SUNY). Section 2 of the bill sets for the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2011-S6099 (ACTIVE) - 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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