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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3304
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S3304 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3304 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing tuition awards to children of firefighters, police officers, volunteer firefighters, and emergency medical technicians with permanent and total disabilities PURPOSE: This legislation would provide tuition awards to children of firefighters with permanent and total disabilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section 659-e which provides tuition awards for children of firefighters with permanent and total disabilities. Eligibility: Child whose parent is a firefighter who is eligible for permanent and total disability benefits, as defined in section eight of the volunteer firefighters benefit law, shall be eligible for a tuition award to be made available by the president of the higher education services corporation. Amount shall be equal to the cost of undergraduate tuition, offset by any other financial assistance or award received. Duration should not exceed more than eight semesters, equivalent to four years of academic study, or ten semesters if the undergraduate program requires five years of academic study. JUSTIFICATION: Few occupational efforts are as selfless and more important than being a fireman and/or a volunteer firefighter. The individuals who serve in these capacities ensure not only our public
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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