|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2014||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|May 28, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 21, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 20, 2014||1st report cal.864|
|Feb 26, 2014||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S6678
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6678 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §355, Ed L
S6678 - Summary
Creates a service learning program for students serving as active volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers, and mandates certain features of such program.
S6678 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6678 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain service learning, internship, or independent study programs PURPOSE: To allow community colleges and State University of New York (SUNY) schools to implement programs that would provide academic credit for successful completion of a service learning, internship, or independent study program in relation to the volunteer fire service, as prescribed by regulations established by the state university trustees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 355 of the education law to direct the state university trustees to adopt regulations to establish a service learning, internship, or independent study program for students that serve as active volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Colleges and universities often offer internships and independent study programs so students can earn academic credit while obtaining real-life work experience. Service learning programs are an emerging and growing teaching method on college campuses and these
S6678 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6678 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 certain service learn- ing, internship, or independent study programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 20 to read as follows: 20. THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH A SERVICE LEARNING, INTERNSHIP, OR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS THAT SERVE AS ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND/OR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS. EACH STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION AND COMMU- NITY COLLEGE MAY, AS DETERMINED BY ITS PRESIDENT, OFFER SUCH A SERVICE LEARNING, INTERNSHIP, OR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL CONSIST OF (A) A COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPO- NENT THAT MAY BE COMPLETED THROUGH NO LESS THAN TWENTY HOURS OF VERIFI- ABLE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTING ACTIVITIES, VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES, OR OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO VOLUNTEER FIRE OR AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES, AND (B) AN ACADEMIC COMPONENT RELATED TO SUCH VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY THAT MAY BE COMPLETED THROUGH A WRITTEN REPORT OR JOURNAL, OR OTHER WRITTEN ASSIGN- MENT AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE OPEN TO ANY STUDENT ENROLLED IN AN ASSOCIATE OR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE-PRODUCING PROGRAM ON A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME BASIS THAT IS AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW OR AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKER AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN-K OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW. NO MORE THAN SIX ACADEMIC CREDITS SHALL BE AWARDED TO A STUDENT FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SUCH SERVICE LEARNING, INTERNSHIP OR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM. IN DEVELOPING THE SERVICE LEARNING, INTERNSHIP OR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES MAY, IN ITS DISCRETION, CONSULT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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