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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1143
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1143 - Details
S1143 - Summary
Provides for the award of regents scholarships and loan forgiveness for nurses on the same terms as physicians; applies to registered professional nurses as defined in section 6903 of the education law.
S1143 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1143 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to regents professional education scholarships, health care professional opportunity scholarships and loan forgiveness for nurses PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the award of scholarships and loan forgiveness to registered nurses. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivisions 3, 9, and 10 of Section 605 are amended to provide scholarships and loan forgiveness to registered nurses. JUSTIFICATION: To provide quality health care for New Yorkers, it is essential to have a constant supply of registered nurses, yet health care employers are reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining registered nurses and other health care staff. Due to this growing shortage of nurses in our state, health care facilities face the prospect of shrinking staffs just as the estimated 78 million baby boomers begin to reach the age of 65. A loan forgiveness program would provide a much needed incentive for people to join the nursing profession and avert a possible health care crisis in our state.
S1143 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1143 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SMITH, STAVISKY -- 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 professional education scholarships, health care professional opportunity scholar- ships and loan forgiveness for nurses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 605 of the education law, as amended by chapter 31 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 3. Regents professional education in medicine [or], dentistry, OR NURSING scholarships. Regents professional education in medicine [or], dentistry, OR NURSING scholarships shall be awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to students beginning professional study in medicine [or], dentistry, OR NURSING. One hundred such scholarships shall be awarded annually TO STUDENTS BEGINNING PROFESSIONAL STUDY IN MEDICINE AND TWO THOUSAND SUCH SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS BEGINNING PROFESSIONAL STUDY IN NURSING, and shall be classified and allocated in accordance with regents rules. The provisions of this subdivision shall only apply to any recipient who receives his or her first award payment prior to the nineteen hundred eighty-five--nineteen hundred eighty-six academic year. FURTHER, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL ONLY APPLY TO A STUDENT STUDYING TO BE A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE AS DEFINED IN SECTION SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED THREE OF THIS CHAPTER. S 2. Subdivision 9 of section 605 of the education law, as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 1992 and subparagraph 3 of paragraph a as amended by section 89 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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