senate Bill S1747

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides state-aided scholarship opportunities for SUNY, CUNY or community college students who are without lawful immigration status or who are undocumented

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

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S1747 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355, 6206 & 6305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3007
2009-2010: S8237

S1747 - Summary

Authorizes the trustees of the state university of New York, the city university of New York and community colleges to provide state-aided programs, scholarships or other financial assistance to students who are without lawful immigration status or who are undocumented persons if such student attended an approved NY high school for two or more years, attended an approved NY state program for general equivalency diploma exam preparation, or was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of the state university during the 2013-2014 academic year.

S1747 - Sponsor Memo

S1747 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1747

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  scholarship  opportu-
  nities  for  certain students of the state university of New York, the
  city university of New York and community colleges

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 10 to read as follows:
  (10) SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY  STUDENT  WHO  IS
WITHOUT  LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS OR IS AN UNDOCUMENTED PERSON 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, IF SUCH STUDENT:
  (I) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUCH AWARD; AND
  (II) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE  YEARS,
GRADUATED  FROM AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL AND APPLIED FOR ATTEND-
ANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY WITH-
IN FIVE YEARS OF RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (III) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK STATE PROGRAM FOR  GENERAL  EQUIV-
ALENCY  DIPLOMA EXAM PREPARATION, RECEIVED A GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA
ISSUED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT  AN  INSTITU-
TION  OR  EDUCATIONAL  UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF
RECEIVING A GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA ISSUED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE; OR
  (IV) WAS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  IN  THE  FALL  SEMESTER OR QUARTER OF THE TWO THOUSAND THIR-
TEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN ACADEMIC YEAR AND  WAS  AUTHORIZED  BY  SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04986-01-3

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