senate Bill S1370

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program

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

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S1370 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §604, add §668-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S371
2009-2010: S8036

S1370 - Summary

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program; grants awards for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for higher education for children and young adults receiving foster care services in New York.

S1370 - Sponsor Memo

S1370 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1370

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAIL-
  LAT, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERKINS -- 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  creating the "foster
  care higher education scholarship pilot program";  and  providing  for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program".
  S  2.  Section  604  of  the  education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-H OF THIS TITLE.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  668-h  to
read as follows:
  S  668-H.  FOSTER  CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM. 1.
PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR  THE  PURPOSE
OF  GRANTING  SCHOLARSHIP  AWARDS  TO  ENHANCE  OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE RECEIVING, OR  WHO  HAVE
RECEIVED,  FOSTER  CARE  SERVICES  IN  NEW  YORK STATE. SUCH SCHOLARSHIP
AWARDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  THE  TUITION  AND  NON-TUITION  COSTS  OF
ELIGIBLE  STUDENTS  ENROLLED IN APPROVED IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A) "TUITION" MEANS THE TOTAL SEMESTER, QUARTER, OR CREDIT  HOUR  COST
OF INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENT AS PERIODICALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOGUE
OF  THE INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MANDATORY FEES, BOOK CHARG-
ES, AND ROOM AND BOARD.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03979-01-3

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