senate Bill S6677

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends tuition free course benefits to volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers

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Feb 26, 2014 referred to higher education

S6677 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8990
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355 & 6303, Ed L

S6677 - Summary

Extends tuition free course benefits to volunteer firefighters or voluntary ambulance workers, and authorizes the board of trustees of the state university to regulate the conferral of such benefits.

S6677 - Sponsor Memo

S6677 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6677

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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  extending  certain
  benefits  to  active volunteer firefighters and active volunteer ambu-
  lance workers

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section
355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and  616
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of any other general, special or
local law, rule or regulation, such regulations may permit persons sixty
years of age or over, OR RESIDENTS WHO SERVE AS ACTIVE  VOLUNTEER  FIRE-
FIGHTERS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF
THE  GENERAL  MUNICIPAL LAW, OR AS ACTIVE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN-K OF THE
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW to audit courses given  therein  without  tuition,
examination, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as
determined by the president of each such institution, provided that such
audit  attendance  does  not  deny course attendance at a state-operated
institution by an individual who is otherwise qualified under the  regu-
lations  promulgated pursuant to this section.  THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
THE STATE UNIVERSITY MAY PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS TO AUTHORIZE THE GRANTING
OF COURSE CREDIT FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN AUDITED  COURSE  BY  AN
ACTIVE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER  OR AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKER.
PURSUANT TO SUCH REGULATIONS, EACH SUCH INSTITUTION MAY,  AS  DETERMINED
BY  ITS  PRESIDENT,  AWARD  CREDIT  FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SUCH AN
AUDITED COURSE BY AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER
AMBULANCE WORKER THAT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AS A FULL-TIME OR  PART-TIME
STUDENT  IN  SUCH  INSTITUTION  OR  THAT  LATER  BECOMES  ENROLLED  AS A
FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME STUDENT IN SUCH INSTITUTION.
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 6303 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 552 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14169-01-4

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