senate Bill S3958B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires regulations to permit tuition waivers for two courses for firefighter students in baccalaureate/higher degree CUNY programs

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1532
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Nov 18, 2013 print number 3958b
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 04, 2013 print number 3958a
amend and recommit to finance
May 21, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jun 18, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S3958B
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3958
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S3958 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6599A
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9370, S6437

S3958 - Bill Texts

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Requires regulations to permit tuition waivers for two courses for firefighter students in baccalaureate/higher degree CUNY programs.

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BILL NUMBER:S3958

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
certain tuition waivers for firefighters and fire officer students of
the city university of New York; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To allow firefighters and fire officers employed by the New
York City Fire Department to attend one course without tuition, at a
senior college of the City University System.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill adds a new subdivision (d) to Education Law
section 6206 to require the trustees of the City University of New
York ("CUNY") to promulgate regulations that would afford firefighters
employed by the New York City Fire Department ("FDNY") who are
enrolled in a program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree to
attend one course without tuition, provided that such attendance does
not deny course attendance by another person who is otherwise
qualified under section 6206.

Section 2 of the bill provides that this bill shall take effect
immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2015.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, police officers employed by the New York
City Police Department ("NYPD") who are enrolled in a program leading
to a baccalaureate or higher degree are afforded the opportunity to
attend one tuition-free course at CUNY. The same opportunity is not
afforded to firefighters employed by FDNY who are enrolled in a
program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree.

JUSTIFICATION: In Chapter 548 of the Laws of 2004, the Education Law
was amended to afford police officers employed by NYPD who are
enrolled in a program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree to
attend one tuition-free course at CUNY. This program was originally
set to expire on July 1, 2006. It has been extended three times and is
currently set to expire on July 1, 2014.

Firefighters should be afforded the same opportunity. The rationale
underlying the program for police officers is equally applicable to
firefighters. This underlying rationale "was to provide an incentive
for public safety personnel to pursue education early in their careers
so that the taxpaying citizens would enjoy the greatest long-term
benefit from an educated public safety service."

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6437 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:: None to the State

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2015.


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

                                  3958

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 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 certain tuition  waiv-
  ers  for firefighters and fire officer students of the city university
  of New York; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 7 of section 6206  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER GENERAL, SPECIAL OR
LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE BOARD OF  TRUSTEES  SHALL  PROMULGATE
REGULATIONS TO PERMIT FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE NEW
YORK  CITY  FIRE  DEPARTMENT,  WHO  ARE  ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS LEADING TO
BACCALAUREATE OR HIGHER DEGREES AT A SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY  UNIVER-
SITY  TO ATTEND ONE COURSE WITHOUT TUITION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH COURSE IS
RELATED TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS  AND  THAT
SUCH  TUITION-WAIVED  ATTENDANCE  DOES  NOT  DENY COURSE ATTENDANCE AT A
SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS  OTHERWISE
QUALIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed July 1, 2015.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08047-01-3

S3958A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6599A
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9370, S6437

S3958A - Bill Texts

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Requires regulations to permit tuition waivers for two courses for firefighter students in baccalaureate/higher degree CUNY programs.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3958A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
certain tuition waivers for firefighters and fire officer students of
the city university of New York; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To allow firefighters and fire officers employed by the New
York City Fire Department to attend two courses without tuition, at a
senior college of the City University System.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill adds a new paragraph(d) to subdivision 7 of
Education Law section 6206 to require the trustees of the City
University of New York ("CUNY") to promulgate regulations that would
afford firefighters employed by the New York City Fire Department
("FDNY") who are enrolled in a program leading to a baccalaureate or
higher degree to attend two courses without tuition, provided that
such attendance does not deny course attendance by another person who
is otherwise qualified under section 6206.

Section 2 of the bill provides that this bill shall take effect
immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2015.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, police officers employed by the New York City
Police Department ("NYPD") who are enrolled in a program leading to a
baccalaureate or higher degree are afforded the opportunity to attend
two tuition-free courses at CUNY. The same opportunity is not afforded
to firefighters employed by FDNY who are enrolled in a program leading
to a baccalaureate or higher degree.

JUSTIFICATION: In Chapter 548 of the Laws of 2004, the Education Law
was amended to afford police officers employed by NYPD who are
enrolled in a program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree to
attend two tuition-free courses at CUNY. This program was originally
set to expire on July 1, 2006. It has been extended three times and is
currently set to expire on July 1, 2014.

Firefighters should be afforded the same opportunity. The rationale
underlying the program for police officers is equally applicable to
firefighters. This underlying rationale "was to provide an incentive
for public safety personnel to pursue education early in their careers
so that the taxpaying citizens would enjoy the greatest long-term
benefit from an educated public safety service."

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6437 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2015.


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

                                 3958--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain tuition  waiv-
  ers  for firefighters and fire officer students of the city university
  of New York; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 7 of section 6206  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER GENERAL, SPECIAL OR
LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE BOARD OF  TRUSTEES  SHALL  PROMULGATE
REGULATIONS TO PERMIT FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE NEW
YORK  CITY  FIRE  DEPARTMENT,  WHO  ARE  ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS LEADING TO
BACCALAUREATE OR HIGHER DEGREES AT A SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY  UNIVER-
SITY  TO  ATTEND TWO COURSES WITHOUT TUITION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH COURSES
ARE RELATED TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGHTERS AND  FIRE  OFFICERS  AND
THAT SUCH TUITION-WAIVED ATTENDANCE DOES NOT DENY COURSE ATTENDANCE AT A
SENIOR  COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS OTHERWISE
QUALIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed July 1, 2015.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08047-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S3958B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6599A
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9370, S6437

S3958B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires regulations to permit tuition waivers for two courses for firefighter students in baccalaureate/higher degree CUNY programs.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3958B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
certain tuition waivers for firefighters and fire officer students of
the city university of New York; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To allow firefighters and fire officers employed by the New
York City Fire Department to attend two courses without tuition, at a
senior college of the City University System.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill adds a new paragraph(d) to subdivision 7 of Educa-
tion Law section 6206 to require the trustees of the City University of
New York ("CUNY") to promulgate regulations that would afford firefight-
ers employed by the New York City Fire Department ("FDNY") who are
enrolled in a program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree to
attend two courses without tuition, provided that such attendance does
not deny course attendance by another person who is otherwise qualified
under section 6206.

Section 2 of the bill provides that this bill shall take effect imme-
diately and shall expire and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2016.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, police officers employed by the New York City
Police Department ("NYPD") who are enrolled in a program leading to a
baccalaureate or higher degree are afforded the opportunity to attend
two tuition-free courses at CUNY. The same opportunity is not afforded
to firefighters employed by FDNY who are enrolled in a program leading
to a baccalaureate or higher degree.

JUSTIFICATION: In Chapter 548 of the Laws of 2004, the Education Law was
amended to afford police officers employed by NYPD who are enrolled in a
program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree to attend two
tuition-free courses at CUNY. This program was originally set to expire
on July 1, 2006. It has been extended three times and is currently set
to expire on July 1, 2014.

Firefighters should be afforded the same opportunity. The rationale
underlying the program for police officers is equally applicable to
firefighters. This underlying rationale "was to provide an incentive for
public safety personnel to pursue education early in their careers so
that the taxpaying citizens would enjoy the greatest long-term benefit
from an educated public safety service."

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6437 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire
and be deemed repealed on July 1, 2016.

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

                                 3958--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain tuition  waiv-
  ers  for firefighters and fire officer students of the city university
  of New York; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 7 of section 6206  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER GENERAL, SPECIAL OR
LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE BOARD OF  TRUSTEES  SHALL  PROMULGATE
REGULATIONS TO PERMIT FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE NEW
YORK  CITY  FIRE  DEPARTMENT,  WHO  ARE  ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS LEADING TO
BACCALAUREATE OR HIGHER DEGREES AT A SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY  UNIVER-
SITY  TO  ATTEND TWO COURSES WITHOUT TUITION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH COURSES
ARE RELATED TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGHTERS AND  FIRE  OFFICERS  AND
THAT SUCH TUITION-WAIVED ATTENDANCE DOES NOT DENY COURSE ATTENDANCE AT A
SENIOR  COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS OTHERWISE
QUALIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed July 1, 2016.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08047-03-3

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