senate Bill S6511A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts tuition-free NY to provide free tuition at SUNY, CUNY and community colleges

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 print number 6511a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 31, 2014 referred to higher education

S6511 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8585B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6304, Ed L

S6511 - Summary

Makes tuition free for New York state residents at SUNY and CUNY schools and community colleges; requires community service and state residency and employment for a period of five years after completion of academic program.

S6511 - Sponsor Memo

S6511 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6511

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 "Tuition-Free
  NY"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as "Tuition-Free
NY".
  S 2. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education  law
is amended by adding a new subparagraph 1-a to read as follows:
  (1-A) THE TRUSTEES SHALL IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO PERMIT ANY STUDENT WHO
HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO A STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSI-
TY TO ATTEND WITHOUT THE PAYMENT OF TUITION IF SUCH STUDENT FULFILLS THE
REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARA-
GRAPH.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL ONLY APPLY TO COSTS OF
ONE  UNDERGRADUATE  DEGREE AND ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH MORE
THAN ONE SIMULTANEOUS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE SHALL NOT BE COVERED BY  THIS
PROGRAM.
  (I)  THE  TRUSTEES SHALL PROVIDE AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND ADMINISTER
THE PROGRAM ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  (A) ANY STUDENT ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENT TUITION RATES  IS  ELIGIBLE  FOR
THIS PROGRAM.
  (B)  THE STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM A MINIMUM OF TWO HUNDRED
FIFTY HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR EACH YEAR OF PARTICIPATION  IN  THE
PROGRAM.    FOR  STUDENTS  ENROLLED IN A DESIGNATED SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM)  DEGREE  PROGRAM  SUCH  SERVICE  REQUIREMENT
SHALL  BE  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE HOURS. THE TRUSTEES SHALL DETERMINE
QUALIFYING STEM DEGREES AND PROGRAMS FOR EACH  EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTION.
THE  PRESIDENT  OF  EACH INSTITUTION OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE OR DESIGNEES
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE WAIVERS WHICH PERMIT STUDENTS TO MEET  THIS
SERVICE  REQUIREMENT BY PERFORMING SERVICES FOR NON-QUALIFYING ORGANIZA-
TIONS OR, GENERALLY, THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY; PROVIDED THAT  THE  HOUR
REQUIREMENT  IS  MET AND SUCH PRESIDENT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE OR DESIG-
NEES IS SATISFIED THAT THE WORK PERFORMED BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY.

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

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8585B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6304, Ed L

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes tuition free for New York state residents at SUNY and CUNY schools and community colleges; requires community service and state residency and employment for a period of five years after completion of academic program.

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6511--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting "Tuition-Free
  NY"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as "Tuition-Free
NY".
  S 2. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education  law
is amended by adding a new subparagraph 1-a to read as follows:
  (1-A) THE TRUSTEES SHALL IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO PERMIT ANY STUDENT WHO
HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO A STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSI-
TY  TO  ATTEND  WITHOUT  THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES IF SUCH STUDENT
FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS  OF
THIS SUBPARAGRAPH.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL ONLY APPLY
TO COSTS OF ONE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS ASSOCIATED
WITH  MORE  THAN  ONE  SIMULTANEOUS  UNDERGRADUATE  DEGREE  SHALL NOT BE
COVERED BY THIS PROGRAM.
  (I) THE TRUSTEES SHALL PROVIDE AN APPLICATION PROCESS  AND  ADMINISTER
THE PROGRAM ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  (A)  ANY  STUDENT  ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENT TUITION RATES IS ELIGIBLE FOR
THIS PROGRAM.
  (B) THE STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM A MINIMUM OF TWO  HUNDRED
FIFTY  HOURS  OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR EACH YEAR OF PARTICIPATION IN THE
PROGRAM. THE PRESIDENT OF EACH INSTITUTION OR HIS  OR  HER  DESIGNEE  OR
DESIGNEES  SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE WAIVERS WHICH PERMIT STUDENTS TO
MEET THIS SERVICE REQUIREMENT BY PERFORMING SERVICES FOR  NON-QUALIFYING
ORGANIZATIONS  OR,  GENERALLY,  THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY; PROVIDED THAT
THE HOUR REQUIREMENT IS MET AND SUCH PRESIDENT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE OR
DESIGNEES IS SATISFIED THAT THE WORK PERFORMED BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY.
  (C) A STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A CONTRACT AGREEING TO  RESIDE
IN NEW YORK STATE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO COMPLETION OF
HIS OR HER ACADEMIC PROGRAM.
  (D)  A  STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO BE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME IN NEW YORK
STATE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO COMPLETION OF HIS OR  HER

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