|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S6225
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6225 - Details
S6225 - Summary
Creates a regents large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program; establishes the number, criteria and notification requirements to receive an award under such program; establishes such awards shall be awarded annually to veterinarians who agree to practice in large animal veterinarian medicine.
S6225 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6225 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating a regents large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program PURPOSE: To establish a loan forgiveness program for large animal veterinarians who graduate from hew York State colleges and universities as an incentive to remain in the state to serve high-need areas. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 605 of the Education law by adding a new Subdivision 13 to prescribe the loan forgiveness program's eligibility, selection, notification, reporting and service requirements. Section 2 provides the allowed number of awards to be issued each year, how award amounts will be calculated, and how such awards will be disbursed. Section 3 Provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Since 1990, the number of veterinarians specializing in large animal veterinary care has dropped to fewer than 4,500 from nearly 6,000, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association
S6225 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6225 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 creating a regents large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 605 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. REGENTS LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARIAN LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. REGENTS VETERINARIAN LOAN FORGIVENESS AWARDS SHALL BE AWARDED ANNUALLY TO LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARIANS WHO AGREE TO PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE IN AN AREA OF NEW YORK STATE DESIGNATED BY THE REGENTS AS HAVING A SHOR- TAGE OF LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARIANS. SUCH AWARDS SHALL BE CLASSIFIED AND ALLOCATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGENTS RULES. A. ELIGIBILITY. (1) THE APPLICANT MUST BE A RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE. (2) THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE COMPLETED A PROFESSIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM WITHIN THE FIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE PERIOD FOR WHICH THE FIRST AWARD WOULD BE GRANTED, OR BE WITHIN TWO YEARS OF COMPLETION OF AN ACCREDITED RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY MEDICINE. (3) THE APPLICANT MUST AGREE TO PRACTICE LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY MEDI- CINE IN AN AREA IN NEW YORK STATE DESIGNATED AS HAVING A SHORTAGE OF LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARIANS. THE REGENTS, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONERS OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS AND HEALTH, SHALL DESIGNATE THOSE REGIONS AND FACILITIES OF NEW YORK STATE WHICH HAVE A SHORTAGE OF LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARIANS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND ESTAB- LISH RELATIVE RANKINGS THEREOF. B. SELECTION. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONERS OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS AND HEALTH, SHALL ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM. AN APPLICANT MUST SATISFY AT LEAST ONE OF THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED. A PRIORITY SHALL BE ACCORDED TO ANY APPLICANT WHO IS COMPLETING THE SECOND YEAR OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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