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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 22, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2557
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S2557 - Details
S2557 - Summary
Authorizes the board of trustees of the city university of New York to permit persons sixty years of age or over to take courses given without tuition, either for credit, or without examination, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as determined by the president of each institution of the city university, provided that such attendance does not deny course attendance at the city university of New York by an individual who is otherwise qualified; eligible persons shall be limited to nine credit hours of courses for credit per semester without tuition.
S2557 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2557 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the city university trustees to make courses available for certain persons sixty years of age or over PURPOSE: This bill will permit the trustees of the City University to allow senior citizens to take courses for credit, on a space-available basis, without charge, at State-operated campuses. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 6206 of the Education Law to allow a senior to take credit or non-credit courses to a maximum of nine credit hours per semester, on a space available basis, at no charge. Currently, seniors are permitted to audit courses without paying tuition. A senior is defined as a person sixty years of age or older. EXISTING LAW: Section 6202 of the Education Law allows seniors to audit, but not take, tuition-free courses. JUSTIFICATION:
S2557 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2557 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 authorizing the city university trustees to make courses available for certain persons sixty years of age or over THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 6206 of the education law, as added by chapter 344 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general, special or local law, rule or regulation, the board of trustees may permit persons sixty years of age or over to [audit] TAKE courses given therein without tuition, EITHER FOR CREDIT OR WITHOUT examination, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as determined by the president of each such institution, provided that such [audit] attendance does not deny course attendance at the city university of New York by an individ- ual who is otherwise qualified under this section. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OVER WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE NOT MORE THAN NINE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES FOR CREDIT PER SEMESTER WITHOUT TUITION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07412-01-3
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