assembly Bill A2597A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state DREAM ACT; repealer

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Mar 17, 2014 lost
ordered to third reading cal.288
Feb 25, 2014 delivered to senate
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Jan 27, 2014 amended on third reading 2597a
May 21, 2013 referred to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.142
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May 21, 2013 delivered to senate
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May 02, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.246
Apr 30, 2013 reported
Feb 12, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 16, 2013 referred to higher education

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A2597 - Bill Details

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S2378B
, A9640
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §609, rpld §661 sub 3, amd §§661, 355, 6206, 6305, 6451, 6452, 6455 & 695-e, Ed L

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Enacts the New York state DREAM ACT by creating the New York DREAM fund commission and amends eligibility requirements and conditions governing certain awards.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2597

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MOYA, SILVER, GLICK, FARRELL, CRESPO, RODRIGUEZ,
  CASTRO, ORTIZ, AUBRY,  HEASTIE,  JACOBS,  RAMOS,  BRENNAN,  O'DONNELL,
  LAVINE, QUART, ROBERTS, KAVANAGH, SCARBOROUGH, THIELE, ROBINSON, BENE-
  DETTO,  ROSENTHAL, BOYLAND, STEVENSON, CLARK, MILLER, DenDEKKER, KELL-
  NER, ABINANTI, PAULIN, MAISEL, ESPINAL, PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT,  HOOPER,  MILLMAN,  NOLAN,
  TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating the New York
  DREAM fund commission; eligibility requirements and conditions govern-
  ing general awards, academic performance  awards  and  student  loans;
  eligibility  requirements  for  assistance  under the higher education
  opportunity programs and the collegiate science and  technology  entry
  program; financial aid opportunities for students of the state univer-
  sity  of  New  York,  the  city  university  of New York and community
  colleges; and the program requirements for the New York state  college
  choice tuition savings program; and to repeal subdivision 3 of section
  661 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state DREAM Act".
  S  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 609 to read
as follows:
  S 609. NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION.  1. (A) THERE SHALL BE  CREATED
A  NEW  YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION WHICH SHALL BE COMMITTED TO ADVANCING
THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS.
  (B) THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL  BE  COMPOSED  OF  TWELVE
MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) FOUR MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR;
  (II)  THREE  MEMBERS  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07742-02-3

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  (III) THREE MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY;
  (IV)  ONE  MEMBER  SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE
SENATE;
  (V) ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEM-
BLY;
  (C) TO THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  MEMBERS  OF  SUCH  COMMISSION  SHALL
REFLECT  THE  RACIAL, ETHNIC, GENDER, LANGUAGE, AND GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY
OF THE STATE.
  (D) TO THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  MEMBERS  OF  SUCH  COMMISSION  SHALL
INCLUDE  COLLEGE  AND  UNIVERSITY  ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY, AND OTHER
INDIVIDUALS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF  THE
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS.
  (E)  MEMBERS  OF  THE  NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL RECEIVE NO
COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES.
  2. (A) THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO:
  (I) ADMINISTER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION;
  (II) CREATE AND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND;
  (III) ESTABLISH A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CHARGED WITH THE  RESPONSIBIL-
ITY  OF  RAISING  FUNDS  FOR  THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS SECTION AND ANY
EDUCATIONAL OR TRAINING PROGRAMS SUCH COMMISSION IS TASKED WITH ADMINIS-
TRATING AND FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS WHO ARE CHILDREN  OF  IMMI-
GRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES;
  (IV) PUBLICIZE THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE NEW YORK
DREAM FUND;
  (V)  DEVELOP  CRITERIA  AND  A SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE RECIPIENTS OF
SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND;
  (VI) RESEARCH ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE WITH
THE COSTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS  AND  OTHER
ISSUES REGARDING ACCESS FOR AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CHILDREN OF IMMI-
GRANTS WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION;
  (VII)  ESTABLISH, PUBLICIZE, AND ADMINISTER TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR HIGH
SCHOOL COUNSELORS, ADMISSIONS OFFICERS, AND FINANCIAL  AID  OFFICERS  OF
INSTITUTIONS  OF  HIGHER EDUCATION. THE TRAINING PROGRAMS SHALL INSTRUCT
PARTICIPANTS ON THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO COLLEGE-BOUND
STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED
TO,  IN-STATE  TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICA-
BLE, THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL OFFER THE TRAINING PROGRAM
TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS  AND  BOARDS  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES
THROUGHOUT  THE STATE, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT PRIORITY SHALL BE GIVEN TO
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  WITH
LARGER NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS OVER SCHOOL
DISTRICTS  AND  BOARDS  OF  COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES WITH LESSER
NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS;
  (VIII) ESTABLISH A PUBLIC  AWARENESS  CAMPAIGN  REGARDING  EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES  AVAILABLE  TO COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN
OF IMMIGRANTS; AND
  (IX) ESTABLISH, BY  RULE,  PROCEDURES  FOR  ACCEPTING  AND  EVALUATING
APPLICATIONS  FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AND ISSU-
ING SCHOLARSHIPS TO SELECTED STUDENT APPLICANTS;
  (B) TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION,  A  STUDENT
APPLICANT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
  (I)  HAVE RESIDED WITH HIS OR HER PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHILE ATTENDING
A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE;
  (II) HAVE GRADUATED FROM A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL  OR  RECEIVED
THE EQUIVALENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IN THIS STATE;

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  (III)  HAVE ATTENDED A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE FOR
AT LEAST TWO YEARS AS OF THE DATE HE OR SHE GRADUATED FROM  HIGH  SCHOOL
OR RECEIVED THE EQUIVALENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA;
  (IV) HAVE AT LEAST ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED
STATES.
  (C)  THE  NEW  YORK  DREAM FUND COMMISSION AND THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND
SHALL BE FUNDED ENTIRELY BY PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS  AND  NO  STATE  FUNDS
SHALL  BE  APPROPRIATED TO OR USED BY THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND.  NO FUNDS
OF THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND OR THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND  COMMISSION  SHALL
BE  TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL FUND OR ANY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND OR SHALL
BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER  THAN  THE  PURPOSES  SET  FORTH  IN  THIS
SECTION.
  3.  THE  NEW  YORK  DREAM  FUND COMMISSION AND THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES SIX AND SEVEN AND SECTION
SEVENTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 661 of the education law is REPEALED.
  S 4. Paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as amended by chapter 466 of the laws of 1977, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  a.  (I)  Except  as provided in subdivision two of section six hundred
seventy-four OF THIS PART AND SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,  an
applicant  for  an award at the undergraduate level of study must either
[(i)] (A) have been a legal resident of the state for at least one  year
immediately  preceding the beginning of the semester, quarter or term of
attendance for which application for assistance is made, or  [(ii)]  (B)
be  a  legal resident of the state and have been a legal resident during
his last two semesters of high school either  prior  to  graduation,  or
prior  to  admission  to college. Provided further that persons shall be
eligible to receive awards under  section  six  hundred  sixty-eight  or
section  six  hundred  sixty-nine  OF  THIS PART who are currently legal
residents of the state and are otherwise qualified.
  (II) AN APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF  THE  STATE  ELIGIBLE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, BUT IS A UNITED STATES
CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN
APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN
AWARD AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (A)  ATTENDED  A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE
YEARS, GRADUATED FROM A  REGISTERED  NEW  YORK  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  AND
APPLIED  FOR  ATTENDANCE  AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (B)  ATTENDED  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK  STATE PROGRAM FOR A STATE HIGH
SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, RECEIVED A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA  AND  APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN  AWARD  IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN
FIVE YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (C)  IS  OTHERWISE  ELIGIBLE  FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES AT A
RATE NO GREATER THAN THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT  STUDENTS  OF  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A STUDENT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT WITH SUCH INSTITUTION OF
HIGHER EDUCATION STATING THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED  AN  APPLICATION  TO

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LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 5. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  amended  by  chapter  466 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  b. [An] (I) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH, AN applicant for an award at the graduate level of study must
either  [(i)]  (A)  have been a legal resident of the state for at least
one year immediately preceding the beginning of the semester, quarter or
term of attendance for which application  for  assistance  is  made,  or
[(ii)]  (B) be a legal resident of the state and have been a legal resi-
dent during his last academic  year  of  undergraduate  study  and  have
continued  to  be  a  legal resident until matriculation in the graduate
program.
  (II) AN APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF  THE  STATE  ELIGIBLE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, BUT IS A UNITED STATES
CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN
APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN
AWARD AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (A)  ATTENDED A REGISTERED APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO
OR MORE YEARS, GRADUATED FROM A REGISTERED NEW YORK  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL
AND  APPLIED  FOR  ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR
THE GRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN  TEN  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (B)  ATTENDED  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK  STATE PROGRAM FOR A STATE HIGH
SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, RECEIVED A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA  AND  APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION FOR THE GRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN  AWARD  IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN  TEN
YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (C)  IS  OTHERWISE  ELIGIBLE  FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES AT A
RATE NO GREATER THAN THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT  STUDENTS  OF  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A STUDENT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT WITH SUCH INSTITUTION OF
HIGHER EDUCATION STATING THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED  AN  APPLICATION  TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 6. Paragraph d of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  amended  by  chapter  844 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as
follows:
  d. If an applicant for an award allocated on a  geographic  basis  has
more  than  one  residence  in  this state, his OR HER residence for the
purpose of this article shall be his OR HER place  of  actual  residence
during  the major part of the year while attending school, as determined
by the commissioner; AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT AN APPLICANT WHO DOES NOT
HAVE A RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT  TO
SUBPARAGRAPH  (II) OF PARAGRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO RESIDE IN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN WHICH HE OR SHE ATTENDS FOR  PURPOSES
OF AN AWARD ALLOCATED ON A GEOGRAPHIC BASIS.
  S 7. Paragraph e of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  added  by  chapter  630  of  the laws of 2005, is amended to read as
follows:

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  e. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the  contra-
ry,  the  New  York state [residency] eligibility [requirement] REQUIRE-
MENTS for receipt of awards [is] SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF THIS
SUBDIVISION ARE waived for a member, or the spouse  or  dependent  of  a
member,  of  the  armed  forces of the United States on full-time active
duty and stationed in this state.
  S 8. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education  law
is amended by adding a new subparagraph 10 to read as follows:
  (10)  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY STUDENT WHO IS
NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE BUT IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A
PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN  APPLICANT
WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS MAY HAVE THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND
OTHER FEES AND CHARGES REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS  OR
OTHER  FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  AWARDED  UNDER  THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES
THIRTEEN, THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER,  PROVIDED
THAT  THE  STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
OF PARAGRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S  9. Subdivision 7 of section 6206 of the education law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D) THE TRUSTEES SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY STUDENT WHO IS  NOT  A
LEGAL  RESIDENT  OF  NEW  YORK  STATE  BUT IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A
PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN  APPLICANT
WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS MAY HAVE THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND
OTHER FEES AND CHARGES REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS  OR
OTHER  FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  AWARDED  UNDER  THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES
THIRTEEN, THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER,  PROVIDED
THAT  THE  STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
OF PARAGRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S  10.  Section  6305  of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8-a to read as follows:
  8-A. THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND OTHER FEES AND CHARGES  OF  A  STUDENT
WHO  IS ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF
NEW YORK STATE BUT IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL  RESI-
DENT,  A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMI-
GRATION STATUS MAY BE REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS  AND
OTHER  FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  AWARDED  UNDER  THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES
THIRTEEN, THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER,  PROVIDED
THAT  THE  STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
OF PARAGRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S  11.  Paragraph  d of subdivision 3 of section 6451 of the education
law, as amended by chapter 149 of the laws of 1972, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  d.  Any necessary supplemental financial assistance, which may include
the cost of books and necessary maintenance for such enrolled  students,
INCLUDING  STUDENTS  WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS PROVIDED THAT THE
STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II)  OF  PARA-
GRAPH  A  OR  SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)  OF  PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION FIVE OF
SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE;  provided,
however,  that such supplemental financial assistance shall be furnished
pursuant to criteria promulgated by the commissioner with  the  approval
of the director of the budget.

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  S 12. Subparagraph (v) of paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 6452
of  the  education  law, as added by chapter 917 of the laws of 1970, is
amended to read as follows:
  (v) Any necessary supplemental financial assistance, which may include
the cost of books and necessary maintenance for such students, INCLUDING
STUDENTS  WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT
MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH A  OR
SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)  OF  PARAGRAPH  B  OF SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION SIX
HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER,  AS  APPLICABLE;  provided,  however,
that  such supplemental financial assistance shall be furnished pursuant
to criteria promulgated by such universities and approved by the regents
and the director of the budget.
  S 13. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6455 of the  education
law,  as added by chapter 285 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) (I) Undergraduate science and technology entry program moneys  may
be  used  for tutoring, counseling, remedial and special summer courses,
supplemental financial assistance,  program  administration,  and  other
activities  which  the commissioner may deem appropriate. To be eligible
for  undergraduate  collegiate  science  and  technology  entry  program
support,  a student must be a resident of New York [who is], OR MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, AND MUST BE  either
economically  disadvantaged  or from a minority group historically under
represented in the  scientific,  technical,  health  and  health-related
professions,  and  [who demonstrates] MUST DEMONSTRATE interest in and a
potential for a professional career if provided special services. Eligi-
ble students must be in good academic standing, enrolled full time in an
approved, undergraduate level  program  of  study,  as  defined  by  the
regents.
  (II)  AN  APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE, BUT
WHO IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL  RESIDENT,  A  LAWFUL
NON-IMMIGRANT  ALIEN  OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS,
SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD  AT  THE  UNDERGRADUATE  LEVEL  OF  STUDY
PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (1)  ATTENDED  A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE
YEARS, GRADUATED FROM A  REGISTERED  NEW  YORK  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  AND
APPLIED  FOR  ATTENDANCE  AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (2)  ATTENDED  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK  STATE PROGRAM FOR A STATE HIGH
SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, RECEIVED A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA  AND  APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN  AWARD  IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN
FIVE  YEARS  OF  RECEIVING  A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA,
ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR  MORE  YEARS,
GRADUATED  FROM  AN  APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL AND APPLIED FOR
ATTENDANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (3)  IS  OTHERWISE  ELIGIBLE  FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES AT A
RATE NO GREATER THAN THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT  STUDENTS  OF  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A STUDENT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT WITH SUCH INSTITUTION OF

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HIGHER EDUCATION STATING THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED  AN  APPLICATION  TO
LEGALIZE  HIS OR IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION AS
SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S  14. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 6455 of the education
law, as added by chapter 285 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (a)  (I)  Graduate  science and technology entry program moneys may be
used for recruitment, academic enrichment, career planning, supplemental
financial assistance, review for licensing examinations, program  admin-
istration,  and  other activities which the commissioner may deem appro-
priate. To be eligible for graduate collegiate  science  and  technology
entry  program  support,  a  student must be a resident of New York [who
is], OR MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,
AND  MUST  BE either economically disadvantaged or from a minority group
historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical  and  health-
related  professions.  Eligible students must be in good academic stand-
ing, enrolled full time  in  an  approved  graduate  level  program,  as
defined by the regents.
  (II)  AN  APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE, BUT
EITHER IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL
NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN  AWARD  AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY
PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (1) ATTENDED A REGISTERED APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR  TWO
OR  MORE  YEARS,  GRADUATED FROM A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL
AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION  FOR
THE  GRADUATE  STUDY  FOR  WHICH  AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN TEN YEARS OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (2) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK  STATE  PROGRAM  FOR  A  STATE  HIGH
SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA,  RECEIVED  A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCA-
TION  FOR  THE  GRADUATE  STUDY  FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN TEN
YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (3) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION  AND  FEES  AT  A
RATE  NO  GREATER  THAN  THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS OF THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF  NEW  YORK  OR  COMMUNITY
COLLEGES  AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT  A STUDENT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS
SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT  WITH  SUCH  INSTITUTION  OF
HIGHER  EDUCATION  STATING  THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED AN APPLICATION TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 15. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph a  of  subdivision  2  of  section
695-e  of  the  education  law, as amended by chapter 593 of the laws of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) the name, address and social security number [or], employer  iden-
tification  number,  OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER of the
account owner UNLESS A FAMILY TUITION ACCOUNT THAT WAS IN  EFFECT  PRIOR
TO  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIR-
TEEN THAT AMENDED THIS SUBPARAGRAPH DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A TAXPAYER  IDEN-
TIFICATION  NUMBER, IN WHICH CASE A TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SHALL
BE ALLOWED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE CONTRACT;

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  S 16. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph a of subdivision  2  of  section
695-e  of  the  education  law, as amended by chapter 593 of the laws of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii)  the  name,  address, and social security number, EMPLOYER IDEN-
TIFICATION NUMBER, OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER  of  the
designated  beneficiary,  UNLESS  A  FAMILY  TUITION ACCOUNT THAT WAS IN
EFFECT PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF  THE  LAWS  OF  TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN  THAT  AMENDED THIS SUBPARAGRAPH DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A
TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, IN WHICH CASE A TAXPAYER  IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER SHALL BE ALLOWED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE CONTRACT; and
  S  17.  The president of the higher education services corporation, in
consultation with the commissioner  of  education,  shall  establish  an
application  form  and  procedures  that shall allow a student applicant
that meets the requirements set forth in subparagraph (ii) of  paragraph
(a)  or subparagraph (ii) of paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 661
of the education law to apply directly to the higher education  services
corporation or education department for applicable awards without having
to submit information to any other state or federal agency. All informa-
tion  contained  within  the applications filed with such corporation or
department shall be deemed confidential.
  S 18. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:
  (a) section two of this act shall take effect January 1, 2014;
  (b) sections fifteen and sixteen of this act shall take effect on  the
ninetieth  day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation  of  this
act  on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such effec-
tive date; and
  (c) sections three through fourteen and section seventeen of this  act
shall take effect on the ninetieth day after the issuance of regulations
and the development of an application form by the president of the high-
er  education  services  corporation and commissioner of education or on
the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, whichever  shall  be
later; provided, however that effective immediately the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such date; provided, further,  howev-
er,  that the president of the higher education services corporation and
the commissioner of education shall notify the legislative bill drafting
commission upon the occurrence of the issuance of  the  regulations  and
the  development of an application form in order that the commission may
maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text
of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating  the
provisions  of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the
public officers law.

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Enacts the New York state DREAM ACT by creating the New York DREAM fund commission and amends eligibility requirements and conditions governing certain awards.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 2597--A
                                                        Cal. No. 142

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MOYA, SILVER, GLICK, FARRELL, CRESPO, RODRIGUEZ,
  ORTIZ, AUBRY, HEASTIE, GOTTFRIED, JACOBS, RAMOS,  BRENNAN,  O'DONNELL,
  LAVINE, QUART, ROBERTS, KAVANAGH, SCARBOROUGH, THIELE, ROBINSON, BENE-
  DETTO,  ROSENTHAL, BOYLAND, CLARK, MILLER, DenDEKKER, KELLNER, ABINAN-
  TI, PAULIN, PERRY,  JAFFEE,  CAHILL,  MOSLEY,  KIM,  WEPRIN,  SCHIMEL,
  RIVERA,  ROZIC,  ROSA,  DINOWITZ,  SEPULVEDA,  SKARTADOS, ZEBROWSKI --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN,  COOK,  CYMBROWITZ,  ENGLE-
  BRIGHT,  FAHY, HEVESI, HOOPER, LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY, MILLMAN, NOLAN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, PRETLOW, SOLAGES, TITONE -- read once and referred  to
  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  -- advanced to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  on  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating the New York
  DREAM fund commission; eligibility requirements and conditions govern-
  ing general awards, academic performance  awards  and  student  loans;
  eligibility  requirements  for  assistance  under the higher education
  opportunity programs and the collegiate science and  technology  entry
  program; financial aid opportunities for students of the state univer-
  sity  of  New  York,  the  city  university  of New York and community
  colleges; and the program requirements for the New York state  college
  choice tuition savings program; and to repeal subdivision 3 of section
  661 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state DREAM Act".
  S  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 609 to read
as follows:
  S 609. NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION.  1. (A) THERE SHALL BE  CREATED
A  NEW  YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION WHICH SHALL BE COMMITTED TO ADVANCING
THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07742-05-4

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  (B) THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL  BE  COMPOSED  OF  TWELVE
MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) FOUR MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR;
  (II)  THREE  MEMBERS  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE;
  (III) THREE MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY;
  (IV) ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED  BY  THE  MINORITY  LEADER  OF  THE
SENATE;
  (V) ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEM-
BLY;
  (C)  TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  MEMBERS  OF  SUCH COMMISSION SHALL
REFLECT THE RACIAL, ETHNIC, GENDER, LANGUAGE, AND  GEOGRAPHIC  DIVERSITY
OF THE STATE.
  (D)  TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  MEMBERS  OF  SUCH COMMISSION SHALL
INCLUDE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS  AND  FACULTY,  AND  OTHER
INDIVIDUALS  COMMITTED TO ADVANCING THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF THE
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS.
  (E) MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND  COMMISSION  SHALL  RECEIVE  NO
COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES.
  2. (A) THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO:
  (I) ADMINISTER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION;
  (II) CREATE AND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND;
  (III)  ESTABLISH A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBIL-
ITY OF RAISING FUNDS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION  OF  THIS  SECTION  AND  ANY
EDUCATIONAL OR TRAINING PROGRAMS SUCH COMMISSION IS TASKED WITH ADMINIS-
TRATING  AND  FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS WHO ARE CHILDREN OF IMMI-
GRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES;
  (IV) PUBLICIZE THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE NEW YORK
DREAM FUND;
  (V) DEVELOP CRITERIA AND A SELECTION PROCESS  FOR  THE  RECIPIENTS  OF
SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND;
  (VI) RESEARCH ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE WITH
THE  COSTS  OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AND OTHER
ISSUES REGARDING ACCESS FOR AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CHILDREN OF IMMI-
GRANTS WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION;
  (VII) ESTABLISH, PUBLICIZE, AND ADMINISTER TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR  HIGH
SCHOOL  COUNSELORS,  ADMISSIONS  OFFICERS, AND FINANCIAL AID OFFICERS OF
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THE TRAINING PROGRAMS  SHALL  INSTRUCT
PARTICIPANTS ON THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO COLLEGE-BOUND
STUDENTS  WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, IN-STATE TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. TO THE  EXTENT  PRACTICA-
BLE, THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL OFFER THE TRAINING PROGRAM
TO  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  AND  BOARDS  OF  COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
THROUGHOUT THE STATE, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT PRIORITY SHALL BE GIVEN  TO
SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  AND  BOARDS  OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES WITH
LARGER NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS OVER SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  WITH  LESSER
NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS;
  (VIII)  ESTABLISH  A  PUBLIC  AWARENESS CAMPAIGN REGARDING EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS WHO ARE  THE  CHILDREN
OF IMMIGRANTS; AND
  (IX)  ESTABLISH,  BY  RULE,  PROCEDURES  FOR  ACCEPTING AND EVALUATING
APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AND  ISSU-
ING SCHOLARSHIPS TO SELECTED STUDENT APPLICANTS;
  (B)  TO  RECEIVE  A  SCHOLARSHIP  PURSUANT  TO THIS SECTION, A STUDENT
APPLICANT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

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  (I) HAVE RESIDED WITH HIS OR HER PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHILE  ATTENDING
A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE;
  (II)  HAVE  GRADUATED FROM A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL OR RECEIVED
THE EQUIVALENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IN THIS STATE;
  (III) HAVE ATTENDED A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE  FOR
AT  LEAST  TWO YEARS AS OF THE DATE HE OR SHE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL
OR RECEIVED THE EQUIVALENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA;
  (IV) HAVE AT LEAST ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED
STATES.
  (C) THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION AND THE  NEW  YORK  DREAM  FUND
SHALL  BE  FUNDED  ENTIRELY  BY PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS AND NO STATE FUNDS
SHALL BE APPROPRIATED TO OR USED BY THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND.   NO  FUNDS
OF  THE  NEW YORK DREAM FUND OR THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION SHALL
BE TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL FUND OR ANY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND OR  SHALL
BE  USED  FOR  ANY  PURPOSE  OTHER  THAN  THE PURPOSES SET FORTH IN THIS
SECTION.
  3. THE NEW YORK DREAM FUND COMMISSION AND  THE  NEW  YORK  DREAM  FUND
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES SIX AND SEVEN AND SECTION
SEVENTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 661 of the education law is REPEALED.
  S 4. Paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  amended  by  chapter  466 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  a. (I) Except as provided in subdivision two of  section  six  hundred
seventy-four  OF  THIS  PART AND SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, an
applicant for an award at the undergraduate level of study  must  either
[(i)]  (A) have been a legal resident of the state for at least one year
immediately preceding the beginning of the semester, quarter or term  of
attendance  for  which application for assistance is made, or [(ii)] (B)
be a legal resident of the state and have been a legal  resident  during
his  last  two  semesters  of high school either prior to graduation, or
prior to admission to college. Provided further that  persons  shall  be
eligible  to  receive  awards  under  section six hundred sixty-eight or
section six hundred sixty-nine OF THIS  PART  who  are  currently  legal
residents of the state and are otherwise qualified.
  (II)  AN  APPLICANT  WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE STATE ELIGIBLE
PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, BUT IS A  UNITED  STATES
CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN
APPLICANT  WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN
AWARD AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (A) ATTENDED A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO  OR  MORE
YEARS,  GRADUATED  FROM  A  REGISTERED  NEW  YORK  STATE HIGH SCHOOL AND
APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCATION  FOR  THE
UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY  FOR  WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (B) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK  STATE  PROGRAM  FOR  A  STATE  HIGH
SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA,  RECEIVED  A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCA-
TION  FOR  THE  UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN
FIVE YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (C) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION  AND  FEES  AT  A
RATE  NO  GREATER  THAN  THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS OF THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF  NEW  YORK  OR  COMMUNITY
COLLEGES  AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.

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  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT  A STUDENT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS
SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT  WITH  SUCH  INSTITUTION  OF
HIGHER  EDUCATION  STATING  THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED AN APPLICATION TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 5. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  amended  by  chapter  466 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  b. [An] (I) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF  THIS
PARAGRAPH, AN applicant for an award at the graduate level of study must
either  [(i)]  (A)  have been a legal resident of the state for at least
one year immediately preceding the beginning of the semester, quarter or
term of attendance for which application  for  assistance  is  made,  or
[(ii)]  (B) be a legal resident of the state and have been a legal resi-
dent during his last academic  year  of  undergraduate  study  and  have
continued  to  be  a  legal resident until matriculation in the graduate
program.
  (II) AN APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF  THE  STATE  ELIGIBLE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, BUT IS A UNITED STATES
CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN
APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN
AWARD AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (A)  ATTENDED A REGISTERED APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO
OR MORE YEARS, GRADUATED FROM A REGISTERED NEW YORK  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL
AND  APPLIED  FOR  ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR
THE GRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN  TEN  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (B)  ATTENDED  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK  STATE PROGRAM FOR A STATE HIGH
SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, RECEIVED A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA  AND  APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION FOR THE GRADUATE STUDY FOR WHICH AN  AWARD  IS  SOUGHT  WITHIN  TEN
YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (C)  IS  OTHERWISE  ELIGIBLE  FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES AT A
RATE NO GREATER THAN THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT  STUDENTS  OF  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A STUDENT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT WITH SUCH INSTITUTION OF
HIGHER EDUCATION STATING THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED  AN  APPLICATION  TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 6. Paragraph d of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  amended  by  chapter  844 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as
follows:
  d. If an applicant for an award allocated on a  geographic  basis  has
more  than  one  residence  in  this state, his OR HER residence for the
purpose of this article shall be his OR HER place  of  actual  residence
during  the major part of the year while attending school, as determined
by the commissioner; AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT AN APPLICANT WHO DOES NOT
HAVE A RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT  TO
SUBPARAGRAPH  (II) OF PARAGRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO RESIDE IN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN WHICH HE OR SHE ATTENDS FOR  PURPOSES
OF AN AWARD ALLOCATED ON A GEOGRAPHIC BASIS.

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  S 7. Paragraph e of subdivision 5 of section 661 of the education law,
as  added  by  chapter  630  of  the laws of 2005, is amended to read as
follows:
  e.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the contra-
ry, the New York state [residency]  eligibility  [requirement]  REQUIRE-
MENTS for receipt of awards [is] SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF THIS
SUBDIVISION  ARE  waived  for  a member, or the spouse or dependent of a
member, of the armed forces of the United  States  on  full-time  active
duty and stationed in this state.
  S  8. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education law
is amended by adding a new subparagraph 10 to read as follows:
  (10) SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY  STUDENT  WHO  IS
NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE BUT IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A
PERMANENT  LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT
WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS MAY HAVE THE PAYMENT  OF  TUITION  AND
OTHER  FEES AND CHARGES REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS OR
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  ARTICLES
THIRTEEN,  THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDED
THAT THE STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)
OF  PARAGRAPH  A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S 9. Subdivision 7 of section 6206 of the education law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  THE  TRUSTEES SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY STUDENT WHO IS NOT A
LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE BUT  IS  A  UNITED  STATES  CITIZEN,  A
PERMANENT  LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT
WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS MAY HAVE THE PAYMENT  OF  TUITION  AND
OTHER  FEES AND CHARGES REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS OR
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  ARTICLES
THIRTEEN,  THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDED
THAT THE STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)
OF  PARAGRAPH  A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S 10. Section 6305 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 8-a to read as follows:
  8-A.  THE  PAYMENT  OF TUITION AND OTHER FEES AND CHARGES OF A STUDENT
WHO IS ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT  OF
NEW  YORK STATE BUT IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESI-
DENT, A LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL  IMMI-
GRATION  STATUS MAY BE REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED PROGRAMS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  ARTICLES
THIRTEEN,  THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDED
THAT THE STUDENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)
OF  PARAGRAPH  A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION FIVE
OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE.
  S 11. Paragraph d of subdivision 3 of section 6451  of  the  education
law,  as  amended by chapter 149 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read
as follows:
  d. Any necessary supplemental financial assistance, which may  include
the  cost of books and necessary maintenance for such enrolled students,
INCLUDING STUDENTS WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS PROVIDED  THAT  THE
STUDENT  MEETS  THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARA-
GRAPH A OR SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF  PARAGRAPH  B  OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE  OF
SECTION  SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE; provided,
however, that such supplemental financial assistance shall be  furnished

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pursuant  to  criteria promulgated by the commissioner with the approval
of the director of the budget.
  S 12. Subparagraph (v) of paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 6452
of  the  education  law, as added by chapter 917 of the laws of 1970, is
amended to read as follows:
  (v) Any necessary supplemental financial assistance, which may include
the cost of books and necessary maintenance for such students, INCLUDING
STUDENTS WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  STUDENT
MEETS  THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH A OR
SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH B OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE  OF  SECTION  SIX
HUNDRED  SIXTY-ONE  OF  THIS  CHAPTER, AS APPLICABLE; provided, however,
that such supplemental financial assistance shall be furnished  pursuant
to criteria promulgated by such universities and approved by the regents
and the director of the budget.
  S  13. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6455 of the education
law, as added by chapter 285 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (a)  (I) Undergraduate science and technology entry program moneys may
be used for tutoring, counseling, remedial and special  summer  courses,
supplemental  financial  assistance,  program  administration, and other
activities which the commissioner may deem appropriate. To  be  eligible
for  undergraduate  collegiate  science  and  technology  entry  program
support, a student must be a resident of New York [who is], OR MEET  THE
REQUIREMENTS  OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, AND MUST BE either
economically disadvantaged or from a minority group  historically  under
represented  in  the  scientific,  technical,  health and health-related
professions, and [who demonstrates] MUST DEMONSTRATE interest in  and  a
potential for a professional career if provided special services. Eligi-
ble students must be in good academic standing, enrolled full time in an
approved,  undergraduate  level  program  of  study,  as  defined by the
regents.
  (II) AN APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK  STATE,  BUT
WHO  IS  A  UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL
NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS,
SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN  AWARD  AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY
PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (1) ATTENDED A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO  OR  MORE
YEARS,  GRADUATED  FROM  A  REGISTERED  NEW  YORK  STATE HIGH SCHOOL AND
APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCATION  FOR  THE
UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY  FOR  WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (2) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK  STATE  PROGRAM  FOR  A  STATE  HIGH
SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA,  RECEIVED  A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCA-
TION  FOR  THE  UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN
FIVE YEARS  OF  RECEIVING  A  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA,
ATTENDED  AN  APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE YEARS,
GRADUATED FROM AN APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL  AND  APPLIED  FOR
ATTENDANCE  AT  AN  INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (3) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION  AND  FEES  AT  A
RATE  NO  GREATER  THAN  THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS OF THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF  NEW  YORK  OR  COMMUNITY
COLLEGES  AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.

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  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT  A STUDENT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS
SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT  WITH  SUCH  INSTITUTION  OF
HIGHER  EDUCATION  STATING  THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED AN APPLICATION TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION  AS
SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S  14. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 6455 of the education
law, as added by chapter 285 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (a)  (I)  Graduate  science and technology entry program moneys may be
used for recruitment, academic enrichment, career planning, supplemental
financial assistance, review for licensing examinations, program  admin-
istration,  and  other activities which the commissioner may deem appro-
priate. To be eligible for graduate collegiate  science  and  technology
entry  program  support,  a  student must be a resident of New York [who
is], OR MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,
AND  MUST  BE either economically disadvantaged or from a minority group
historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical  and  health-
related  professions.  Eligible students must be in good academic stand-
ing, enrolled full time  in  an  approved  graduate  level  program,  as
defined by the regents.
  (II)  AN  APPLICANT WHO IS NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE, BUT
EITHER IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, A PERMANENT LAWFUL RESIDENT, A LAWFUL
NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN OR AN APPLICANT WITHOUT  LAWFUL  IMMIGRATION  STATUS
SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN  AWARD  AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OF STUDY
PROVIDED THAT THE STUDENT:
  (1) ATTENDED A REGISTERED APPROVED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOR  TWO
OR  MORE  YEARS,  GRADUATED FROM A REGISTERED NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL
AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION  FOR
THE  GRADUATE  STUDY  FOR  WHICH  AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN TEN YEARS OF
RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (2) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK  STATE  PROGRAM  FOR  A  STATE  HIGH
SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA,  RECEIVED  A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCA-
TION  FOR  THE  GRADUATE  STUDY  FOR WHICH AN AWARD IS SOUGHT WITHIN TEN
YEARS OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; OR
  (3) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF TUITION  AND  FEES  AT  A
RATE  NO  GREATER  THAN  THAT IMPOSED FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS OF THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF  NEW  YORK  OR  COMMUNITY
COLLEGES  AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDI-
VISION SEVEN OF SECTION SIXTY-TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER.
  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT  A STUDENT WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS
SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT  WITH  SUCH  INSTITUTION  OF
HIGHER  EDUCATION  STATING  THAT THE STUDENT HAS FILED AN APPLICATION TO
LEGALIZE HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, OR WILL FILE SUCH AN APPLICATION
AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO DO SO.
  S 15. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph a  of  subdivision  2  of  section
695-e  of  the  education  law, as amended by chapter 593 of the laws of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) the name, address and social security number [or], employer  iden-
tification  number,  OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER of the
account owner UNLESS A FAMILY TUITION ACCOUNT THAT WAS IN  EFFECT  PRIOR
TO  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN THAT AMENDED THIS SUBPARAGRAPH DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A TAXPAYER  IDEN-
TIFICATION  NUMBER, IN WHICH CASE A TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SHALL
BE ALLOWED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE CONTRACT;

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  S 16. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph a of subdivision  2  of  section
695-e  of  the  education  law, as amended by chapter 593 of the laws of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii)  the  name,  address, and social security number, EMPLOYER IDEN-
TIFICATION NUMBER, OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER  of  the
designated  beneficiary,  UNLESS  A  FAMILY  TUITION ACCOUNT THAT WAS IN
EFFECT PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF  THE  LAWS  OF  TWO
THOUSAND  FOURTEEN  THAT  AMENDED THIS SUBPARAGRAPH DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A
TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, IN WHICH CASE A TAXPAYER  IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER SHALL BE ALLOWED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE CONTRACT; and
  S  17.  The president of the higher education services corporation, in
consultation with the commissioner  of  education,  shall  establish  an
application  form  and  procedures  that shall allow a student applicant
that meets the requirements set forth in subparagraph (ii) of  paragraph
(a)  or subparagraph (ii) of paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 661
of the education law to apply directly to the higher education  services
corporation or education department for applicable awards without having
to submit information to any other state or federal agency. All informa-
tion  contained  within  the applications filed with such corporation or
department shall be deemed confidential.
  S 18. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:
  (a) section two of this act shall take effect January 1, 2015;
  (b) sections fifteen and sixteen of this act shall take effect on  the
ninetieth  day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation  of  this
act  on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such effec-
tive date; and
  (c) sections three through fourteen and section seventeen of this  act
shall take effect on the ninetieth day after the issuance of regulations
and the development of an application form by the president of the high-
er  education  services  corporation and commissioner of education or on
the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, whichever  shall  be
later; provided, however that effective immediately the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such date; provided, further,  howev-
er,  that the president of the higher education services corporation and
the commissioner of education shall notify the legislative bill drafting
commission upon the occurrence of the issuance of  the  regulations  and
the  development of an application form in order that the commission may
maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text
of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating  the
provisions  of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the
public officers law.

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