senate Bill S1367

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes academic performance awards for incarcerated persons; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

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S1367 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3401
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §661 sub 6 ¶d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S369, A3837
2009-2010: S1288, S5974

S1367 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes academic performance awards for incarcerated persons making such persons eligible to receive awards from the tuition assistance program.

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BILL NUMBER:S1367

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the education
law relating to eligibility of incarcerated persons for academic
performance awards

PURPOSE:
Repeals ban on incarcerated persons receiving student financial aid
awards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
By repealing the ban on academic performance awards, inmates would
once again be eligible to receive awards from the State's Tuition
Assistance Program (TAP).

JUSTIFICATION:
Until 1995, inmates in state correctional facilities were eligible to
receive TAP awards in order to pursue higher education. In the
interest of reducing recidivism, such awards should be made available
to those inmates who wish to use their period of incarceration to
pursue their education and thereby better their chances to reenter
society as productive, law-abiding citizens.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1999-2000: S.6664 Died in committee
2001-2002: S.1045 Died in Committee
2003-2004: S.1630 Died in Committee
2005-2006: S.1480 Died in Committee
2007-2008: S.4085 Died in Committee
2009-2010: S.1288 Died in Committee
2011-2012: S.369 Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: While it is not possible to predict exactly how
many inmates might participate should they once again be eligible, the
program cost approximately $5 million per year.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  1367

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  SAMPSON,  STAVISKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  repeal  paragraph  d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the
  education law relating to  eligibility  of  incarcerated  persons  for
  academic performance awards

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

  Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of  the  educa-
tion law is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03862-01-3

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