senate Bill S630

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the higher education community service act to promote volunteer service by higher education students

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 20, 2014 - Higher Education committee Vote

S630
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S630 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1757
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3352, A3850
2009-2010: S4847A, A1697A

S630 - Summary

Enacts the higher education community service act to promote volunteer service by higher education students; creates a council for higher education community service to regulate and recognize persons and programs associated therewith; requires a report to the governor, temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly.

S630 - Sponsor Memo

S630 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   630

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 enacting  the  "higher
  education community service act"

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

  Section 1.   Legislative findings. The legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  the American tradition of volunteer community service is
essential to the common good and is vital to the success    of  not-for-
profit  agencies,  institutions  and  organizations  dealing with a vast
array of critical social problems. It recognizes growing support for the
idea that postsecondary students should receive recognition for substan-
tial commitment to  volunteer  service,  and  should  be  given  greater
encouragement  to participate in volunteer community service activities.
Volunteers and volunteer programs should be praised for their efforts in
helping and serving others, which result  in  changes  in  the  way  the
community  views  young  people  and  in the way young people view their
responsibilities to the community.
  The legislature further declares its desire to promote  further  inte-
gration  of  community  service  at  institutions of higher education by
encouraging student-initiated and student-designated  community  service
projects.
  S  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to read
as follows:
  S 319. HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT. 1. SHORT TITLE.    THIS
SECTION  SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "HIGHER EDUCATION COMMU-
NITY SERVICE ACT".
  2. ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT.  THERE  IS
HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  A  HIGHER  EDUCATION  COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT FOR THE
PURPOSE OF PROMOTING AND RECOGNIZING VOLUNTEER  SERVICE  INVOLVEMENT  BY

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

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