senate Bill S867A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the deferral of awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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Jan 17, 2014 print number 867a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

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S867 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2520A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §667, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S119A, A1280A
2009-2010: S3130A, A8848A

S867 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the deferral of awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); ensures that a TAP award will be paid on time so that the student may pay his or her tuition bill on time.

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BILL NUMBER:S867

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting the deferral of
awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this legislation is to prohibit the deferral of TAP
awards until after the student graduates from his or her course of
study.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the Education Law, Section 667 by adding a new
subdivision 4. Prohibits the deferral of TAP awards until the
student graduates his or her course of study. Requires that TAP
awards be paid in a reasonable time frame in order to ensure that the
student is able to apply the award toward his or her tuition bill.

Section 2 - Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 1969, the State Legislature adopted the Tuition Assistance Program
(TAP), a needs-based scholarship program for students seeking to
attain higher education in New York State.
Originally designed to help low income students pay for higher
education, it was later enlarged to provide assistance to middle
income students. The Governor has proposed changing TAP to defer
payment of one-third of each eligible student's yearly grants until
the student has completed his or her degree. Many students depend on
financial aid in order to attend college.
This proposed change could cause fewer students to seek higher
education, disproportionately affect minority students, and cause
financial hardship to those students who are forced to take on
additional debt to complete their education.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012 S.119-A - Amend and recommit to Higher Education!A.1280-A-Amend
and recommit to Higher Education
2011: S.119 - Defeated in Higher
Education/A.1280 - Referred to Higher Education
2009-10: S.3130A -
Amended and Recommitted to Education/A.8848A - Amended and
Recommitted to Education
2007-08: S.779 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, and shall apply to academic quarters and semesters
beginning on or after August 1, 2014.


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

                                   867

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 prohibiting the defer-
  ral of awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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

  Section 1. Section 667 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. DEFERRAL OF TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS PROHIBITED.  UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES  SHALL  AN  AWARD  GRANTED  UNDER  THE  TUITION ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (TAP) PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BE  DEFERRED  UNTIL  THE  STUDENT
RECIPIENT GRADUATES FROM HIS OR HER COURSE OF STUDY. THE PRESIDENT SHALL
PAY  A  TUITION  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM AWARD TO THE STUDENT RECIPIENT IN A
REASONABLE TIMEFRAME IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE STUDENT RECIPIENT IS ABLE TO
APPLY THE AWARD TOWARD HIS OR HER  TUITION  BILL  ON  TIME.  NO  TUITION
ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  AWARD  SHALL  BE MADE CONTINGENT UPON THE STUDENT'S
GRADUATION FROM HIS OR HER UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE COURSE OF STUDY.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  immediately,  and  shall  apply  to
academic quarters and semesters beginning on or after August 1, 2014.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00392-01-3

S867A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2520A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §667, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S119A, A1280A
2009-2010: S3130A, A8848A

S867A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the deferral of awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); ensures that a TAP award will be paid on time so that the student may pay his or her tuition bill on time.

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BILL NUMBER:S867A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
prohibiting the deferral of awards granted under the Tuition
Assistance Program (TAP)

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to prohibit the deferral of TAP
awards until after the student graduates from his or her course of
study.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the Education Law, Section 667 by adding a new
subdivision 4. Prohibits the deferral of TAP awards until the student
graduates his or her course of study. Requires that TAP awards be paid
in a reasonable time frame in order to ensure that the student is able
to apply the award toward his or her tuition bill.

Section 2. Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:

None.

JUSTIFICATION:

In 1969, the State Legislature adopted the Tuition Assistance Progam
(TAP), a needs-based scholarship program for students seeking to
attain higher education in New York State. Originally designed to help
low income students pay for higher education, it was later enlarged to
provide assistance to middle income students. The Governor has
proposed changing TAP to defer payment of one-third of each eligible
student's yearly grants until the student has completed his or her
degree. Many students depend on financial aid in order to attend
college. This proposed change could cause fewer students to seek
higher education, disproportionately affect minority students, and
cause financial hardship to those students who are forced to take on
additional debt to complete their education.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: S.867 - Referred to Higher Education/A.2520 - Referred to Higher
Education
2012: S.119- A- Amend and recommit to Higher Education/A.1280-A-Amend
and recommit to Higher Education
2011: S.119 - Defeated in Higher Education/A.1280 - Referred to Higher
Education
2009-10: S.3130A - Amended and Recommitted to Education/A.8848A -
Amended and Recommitted to Education
2007-08: S.779 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.


EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately, and shall apply to academic quarters and semesters
beginning on or after August 1, 2015.

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

                                 867--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting the defer-
  ral of awards granted under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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

  Section 1. Section 667 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. DEFERRAL OF TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS PROHIBITED.  UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES  SHALL  AN  AWARD  GRANTED  UNDER  THE  TUITION ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (TAP) PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BE  DEFERRED  UNTIL  THE  STUDENT
RECIPIENT GRADUATES FROM HIS OR HER COURSE OF STUDY. THE PRESIDENT SHALL
PAY  A  TUITION  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM AWARD TO THE STUDENT RECIPIENT IN A
REASONABLE TIMEFRAME IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE STUDENT RECIPIENT IS ABLE TO
APPLY THE AWARD TOWARD HIS OR HER  TUITION  BILL  ON  TIME.  NO  TUITION
ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  AWARD  SHALL  BE MADE CONTINGENT UPON THE STUDENT'S
GRADUATION FROM HIS OR HER UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE COURSE OF STUDY.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  immediately,  and  shall  apply  to
academic quarters and semesters beginning on or after August 1, 2015.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00392-02-4

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