assembly Bill A5098A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 11, 2016 print number 5098a
Jan 11, 2016 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
May 28, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 12, 2015 referred to higher education

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A5098 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4760
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6304, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8585, S6511
2017-2018: A4100, S4749
2019-2020: S1725
2021-2022: S1739
2023-2024: S3411

A5098 - 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.

A5098 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5098

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SKOUFIS, GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, BENEDETTO, BRAUN-
  STEIN, BRINDISI, COLTON, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, KIM, LIFTON, MILLER, MOSLEY,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, PICHARDO, RAIA, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS, STECK,
  CLARK, SANTABARBARA, HOOPER, MAYER, RAMOS, FAHY,  ROSENTHAL,  SOLAGES,
  BARRETT,  STIRPE, JEAN-PIERRE, ROZIC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  BRENNAN, CERETTO, CUSICK, KAMINSKY, PAULIN, PERRY, RIVERA, RYAN, SCHI-
  MEL, THIELE, TITUS -- read once and referred to the Committee on High-
  er 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 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  TWENTY-FIVE
HOURS  OF  COMMUNITY  SERVICE  FOR  EACH  YEAR  OF  PARTICIPATION IN THE
PROGRAM. THE PRESIDENT OF EACH INSTITUTION OR HIS  OR  HER  DESIGNEE  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04620-06-5

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A5098A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4760
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6304, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8585, S6511
2017-2018: A4100, S4749
2019-2020: S1725
2021-2022: S1739
2023-2024: S3411

A5098A (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.

A5098A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5098--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SKOUFIS, GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, BENEDETTO, BRAUN-
  STEIN, BRINDISI, COLTON, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, KIM, LIFTON, MILLER, MOSLEY,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, PICHARDO, RAIA, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS, STECK,
  CLARK, SANTABARBARA, HOOPER, MAYER, RAMOS, FAHY,  ROSENTHAL,  SOLAGES,
  BARRETT,  STIRPE, JEAN-PIERRE, ROZIC, BICHOTTE, BRONSON, BARRON, CRES-
  PO, COOK, TITONE,  ARROYO,  JOYNER,  ORTIZ,  BLAKE,  LINARES,  CAHILL,
  LAVINE,  SIMON,  GOLDFEDER,  HEVESI,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  DINOWITZ,  DAVILA,
  AUBRY, WRIGHT, PRETLOW, SIMOTAS, HIKIND, LENTOL, WALKER, ABBATE, SIMA-
  NOWITZ, GJONAJ, MARKEY, RICHARDSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  BRENNAN, CERETTO, CUSICK, DenDEKKER, KAMINSKY, LUPARDO, PAULIN, PERRY,
  RIVERA,  RYAN, SCHIMEL, THIELE, TITUS -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education -- reported and referred to the  Commit-
  tee on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04620-12-6