senate Bill S2835A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of an appeals process for students who are denied the state resident tution rate at any public university or college

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 07, 2014 print number 2835a
amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 24, 2013 referred to higher education

S2835 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4424A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1140, A4023
2009-2010: S1392, A3955

S2835 - Summary

Requires the establishment of an appeals process for students who are denied the state resident tuition rate at any public university or college.

S2835 - Sponsor Memo

S2835 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2835

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  establishing  the
  "Access  to  Postsecondary  Education Act" to provide in-state tuition
  rates at New York state universities and colleges to  qualified  immi-
  grant students

  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 "Access to Postsecondary Education Act."
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and purpose. The legislature hereby finds
and declares that many immigrant high school students have lived in  the
state  of  New  York most of their lives, and are likely to remain resi-
dents.   These students are nevertheless  precluded  from  obtaining  an
affordable  college  education  because they do not qualify for in-state
tuition rates. Without in-state tuition, many of these students are  not
able to attend college. These students have already proven their academ-
ic  eligibility  and  merit by being accepted into the state college and
university system. Making it  possible  for  these  students  to  attend
college  will increase the state's college-educated workforce and stimu-
late economic growth. This act does not confer  postsecondary  education
benefits on the basis of residence within the meaning of section 1623 of
title 8 of the United States Code.
  The  legislature  hereby  finds  that  the  purpose  of this act is to
provide educational opportunity to children who are long-time  residents
of  the  state of New York, thusly improving the overall economic condi-
tion of the state.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6305-a  to
read as follows:
  S  6305-A.  QUALIFICATIONS  FOR  IN-STATE  TUITION RATES FOR IMMIGRANT
STUDENTS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  AN  IMMIGRANT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06795-01-3

S2835A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4424A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1140, A4023
2009-2010: S1392, A3955

S2835A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of an appeals process for students who are denied the state resident tuition rate at any public university or college.

S2835A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2835A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2835--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  an
  appeals process for students denied the state resident tuition rate at
  a public college or university

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

  Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES SHALL REQUIRE THAT EACH  INSTITUTION
OF  THE  STATE  UNIVERSITY ESTABLISH AN APPEALS PROCESS FOR ANY STUDENT,
REGARDLESS OF HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, WHO  HAS  BEEN  DENIED  THE
STATE  RESIDENT TUITION RATE FOR ATTENDING SUCH INSTITUTION. EACH INSTI-
TUTION SHALL ESTABLISH A REASONABLE TIME PERIOD FOR  THE  FILING  OF  AN
APPEAL  AFTER A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF
A DENIAL OF THE STATE RESIDENT TUITION RATE AND A REASONABLE TIME PERIOD
FOR THE INSTITUTION TO RESPOND TO SUCH AN  APPEAL.  INFORMATION  ON  THE
RIGHT  TO  SUCH  APPEAL  AND SUCH APPEALS PROCESS SHALL BE POSTED ON THE
INSTITUTION'S WEBSITE.
  S 2. Section 6206 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  THE  BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL REQUIRE THAT EACH INSTITUTION OF THE
CITY UNIVERSITY ESTABLISH AN APPEALS PROCESS FOR ANY STUDENT, REGARDLESS
OF HIS OR HER IMMIGRATION STATUS, WHO HAS BEEN DENIED THE STATE RESIDENT
TUITION RATE FOR ATTENDING  SUCH  INSTITUTION.  EACH  INSTITUTION  SHALL
ESTABLISH  A  REASONABLE TIME PERIOD FOR THE FILING OF AN APPEAL AFTER A
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF A DENIAL OF THE
STATE RESIDENT TUITION RATE AND A REASONABLE TIME PERIOD FOR THE  INSTI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06795-05-4

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