senate Bill S2854

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits persons 60 years of age to take state university courses for credit without tuition

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 24, 2013 referred to higher education

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S2854 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2323
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3485, A4360
2009-2010: S1388, A3951

S2854 - Summary

Authorizes the trustees of the state university to permit persons sixty years of age or over to take courses on a space available basis given therein for credit or without examination, without tuition; such eligible persons may take up to nine hours of courses for credit without tuition.

S2854 - Sponsor Memo

S2854 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2854

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FARLEY, ADDABBO, DILAN, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO,
  GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  MARCELLINO,  MARCHIONE,
  MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, RANZENHOFER, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS, ZELDIN --
  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  state
  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. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section
355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and  616
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of any other general, special or
local law, rule or regulation, such regulations 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 a state-operated institution by an individual
who is otherwise qualified under the regulations promulgated pursuant to
this section. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, 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.
                                                           LBD04503-01-3

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