senate Bill S1559

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure of gifts made to certain foundations by foreign governments, persons and entities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 10, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2013 1st report cal.1141
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1559
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S1559 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง207-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1808
2009-2010: S2047

S1559 - Summary

Requires disclosure of gifts made to certain foundations by foreign governments, persons and entities; imposes fines for violations.

S1559 - Sponsor Memo

S1559 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1559

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- 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  the  disclosure  of
  gifts made to institutions of higher education by foreign governments,
  persons and entities

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

  Section 1. Section 207-a of the education law, as added by chapter 215
of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 207-a. Disclosure of gifts made to institutions of higher  education
by  foreign  governments,  persons  and  entities.  1.  As  used in this
section:  a. The term "foreign government"  shall  mean  any  government
other  than the United States government or the government of a state or
a political subdivision thereof and  shall  include  an  agent  of  such
government;
  b.  The  term  "foreign  legal entity" shall mean (i) any legal entity
created under the laws of a foreign government or (ii) any legal  entity
created  under the laws of the United States or of any state hereof if a
majority of the ownership of the stock of such legal entity is  directly
or  indirectly  owned  legally  or  beneficially  by one or more foreign
governments or one or more foreign persons or one or more legal entities
created under the laws of a foreign government or if a majority  of  the
membership  of  any  such entity is composed of foreign persons or legal
entities created under the  laws  of  a  foreign  government  and  shall
include an agent of such legal entity;
  c.  The  term  "foreign person" shall mean any individual who is not a
citizen or national of the United States or a trust territory or protec-
torate thereof and shall include an agent of such individual; and
  d. The term "gift" shall mean any endowment,  gift,  grant,  contract,
award or property of any kind.
  2.  Every  institution authorized by the legislature or by the regents
of the university of the state of New York to confer academic degrees in

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