Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 18, 2012
|Jul 06, 2012
delivered to governor
|Jun 13, 2012
returned to assembly
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
Senate Bill S6424Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9391 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6424 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §6401, Ed L
2011-S6424 (ACTIVE) - Summary
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.
2011-S6424 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
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.
2011-S6424 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
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.
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