senate Bill S1441

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a service learning program for students serving as active volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jan 29, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2018 1st report cal.233
Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.632
Jan 09, 2017 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jan 22, 2018 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1441
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 22, 2018

aye wr (1)

Apr 25, 2017 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1441
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2017

excused (2)

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S1441 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5533
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6678, A8989
2015-2016: S3126, A2896

S1441 - Summary

Creates a service learning program for students serving as active volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers, and mandates certain features of such program.

S1441 - Sponsor Memo

S1441 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1441

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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

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

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