senate Bill S1350

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides state-aided scholarship opportunities for SUNY, CUNY or community college students who are without lawful immigration status or who are undocumented

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2017 referred to higher education

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S1350 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8237
2011-2012: S3007
2013-2014: S1747
2015-2016: S3702

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the trustees of the state university of New York, the city university of New York and community colleges to provide state-aided programs, scholarships or other financial assistance to students who are without lawful immigration status or who are undocumented persons if such student attended an approved NY high school for two or more years, attended an approved NY state program for general equivalency diploma exam preparation, or was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of the state university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1350

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- 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 scholarship opportu-
  nities for certain students of the state university of New  York,  the
  city university of New York and community colleges

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

  Section 1. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of  the  educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 10 to read as follows:
  (10)  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY STUDENT WHO IS
WITHOUT LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS OR IS AN UNDOCUMENTED PERSON MAY  HAVE
THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND OTHER FEES AND CHARGES REDUCED BY STATE-AIDED
PROGRAMS,  SCHOLARSHIPS  OR OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDED UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES THIRTEEN, THIRTEEN-A, FOURTEEN AND FOURTEEN-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER, IF SUCH STUDENT:
  (I) IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUCH AWARD; AND
  (II)  ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE YEARS,
GRADUATED FROM AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL AND APPLIED FOR  ATTEND-
ANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY WITH-
IN FIVE YEARS OF RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (III)  ATTENDED  AN APPROVED NEW YORK STATE PROGRAM FOR GENERAL EQUIV-
ALENCY DIPLOMA EXAM PREPARATION, RECEIVED A GENERAL EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA
ISSUED  WITHIN  NEW YORK STATE AND APPLIED FOR ATTENDANCE AT AN INSTITU-
TION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  OF
RECEIVING A GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA ISSUED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE; OR
  (IV)  WAS  ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE
UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL SEMESTER OR QUARTER OF THE  TWO  THOUSAND  SEVEN-
TEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN  ACADEMIC  YEAR AND WAS AUTHORIZED BY SUCH
INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT TO PAY TUITION AT  THE  RATE  OR  CHARGE
IMPOSED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06948-01-7

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