senate Bill S3304

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and EMTs with permanent and total disabilities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 31, 2013 referred to higher education

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S3304 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง669-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S477A
2009-2010: S2944

S3304 - Summary

Provides tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and EMTs with permanent and total disabilities, to be applied to any college or university in the state university system or the city university of New York; provides that the award is for tuition, less other aid, and is limited to 4 or 5 academic years.

S3304 - Sponsor Memo

S3304 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3304

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  providing  tuition
  awards  to  children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer fire-
  fighters, and emergency medical technicians with permanent  and  total
  disabilities

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  669-c
to read as follows:
  S 669-C. TUITION AWARDS FOR CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS,
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS WITH PERMANENT
AND  TOTAL DISABILITIES. 1. ELIGIBILITY. A CHILD WHOSE PARENT IS A FIRE-
FIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER, VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER,  OR  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN  WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS,
SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TUITION AWARD TO BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE PRESI-
DENT OF THE HIGHER  EDUCATION  SERVICES  CORPORATION.    TUITION  AWARDS
PROVIDED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE STATE OF
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  2. AMOUNT. THE TUITION AWARD SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE COST OF UNDERGRADU-
ATE TUITION, OFFSET BY ANY OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR AWARD RECEIVED.
IF A TUITION ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  (TAP)  AWARD  IS  ALSO  RECEIVED,  THE
COMBINED ACADEMIC YEAR AWARD SHALL NOT EXCEED TUITION.
  3.  DURATION.  (A)  NO RECIPIENT OF A TUITION AWARD UNDER THIS SECTION
SHALL RECEIVE A TUITION AWARD FOR MORE THAN EIGHT SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, OR, IF AN
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM NORMALLY REQUIRES FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS OF FULL TIME
STUDY, FOR MORE THAN TEN SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT
OF FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS. "FULL TIME STUDY" SHALL MEAN ENROLLMENT FOR MORE
THAN TWELVE SEMESTER HOURS  PER  SEMESTER,  OR  THE  EQUIVALENT,  IN  AN
APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01459-01-3

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