senate Bill S6438

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of state aid by colleges and universities to fund or provide membership in certain academic institutions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 28, 2014 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 27, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.60
Jan 23, 2014 referred to rules


S6438 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
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S6438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of state aid by colleges and universities to fund or provide membership in academic institutions that are boycotting a country or higher education institutions of a country.

S6438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT prohibiting the use of state aid by colleges and universities for
  certain academic institutions


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that it is
beneficial to students of this state to have access to an education that
is  not  bound by borders and to have the opportunity to obtain a global
education. The legislature further finds that it is important  that  New
York  State  undertake  efforts to ensure that its students succeed in a
world that is continually becoming more interdependent and  diverse  and
further  that  students  have  access  to international higher education
institutions.  A global education allows students to  connect,  compete,
and  cooperate  with  their  peers around the world. Therefore it is the
policy of the State of New York that colleges not  use  state  funds  to
support  boycotts of countries, or higher education institutions located
in countries, that host higher education institutions chartered  by  the
Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
  S 2. 1. For purposes of this section the following shall apply:
  (a)  the term "academic entity" shall mean any organization comprising
colleges, universities or professors that promotes or supports  academia
in the United States and abroad.
  (b)  the  term  "college"  shall have the same meaning as such term is
defined in subdivision 2 of section 2 of the education law.
  (c) the term "host country" shall mean those  countries  that  host  a
higher  education  institution  chartered by the Board of Regents of the
University of the State of New York.
  2. No college in this state may use state  aid  provided  directly  to
such  college  to: fund an academic entity, provide funds for membership
in an academic entity or fund travel or  lodging  for  any  employee  to
attend  any  meeting of such academic entity if such entity has issued a
public resolution or other official statement or undertaken an  official

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


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