|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to higher education|
|Jan 26, 2017||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3735
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3735 - Details
S3735 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3735 TITLE OF BILL : An act to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the education law relating to the ban on incarcerated persons for receiving student financial aid awards PURPOSE : Repeals ban on incarcerated persons receiving student financial aid awards. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : By repealing the ban on academic performance awards, inmates would once again be eligible to receive awards from the State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). JUSTIFICATION : Until 1995, inmates in state correctional facilities were eligible to receive TAP awards in order to pursue higher education. In the interest of reducing recidivism, such awards should be made available to those inmates who wish to use their period of incarceration to pursue their education and thereby better their chances to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens.
S3735 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3735 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 26, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERAL- TA, PERKINS, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print- ed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the education law relating to the ban on incarcerated persons for receiv- ing student financial aid awards THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the educa- tion law is REPEALED. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08144-02-7
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