senate Bill S3875

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the FIRST robotics competition and grant program; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2018 referred to education
Jun 20, 2018 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2104
Jun 05, 2018 reported and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2017 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.894
Jan 27, 2017 referred to finance

Votes

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Jun 20, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S3875
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S3875
37
0
committee
37
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 9, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S3875
36
0
committee
36
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3875 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5736
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §3641-c, Ed L

S3875 - Summary

Establishes the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") robotics competition and appropriates funds for the grant program to fund high school participation in the competition and to encourage study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

S3875 - Sponsor Memo

S3875 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3875

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, BOYLE, FUNKE, HAMILTON, SAVINO, SEWARD,
  YOUNG  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  For
  Inspiration  and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") grant
  program; and making an appropriation therefor

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3641-c
to read as follows:
  §  3641-C.  FOR  INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROBOTICS LEAGUE PARTICIPATION ("FIRST") GRANT PROGRAM.  1.  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  THE FIRST GRANT PROGRAM AND THE FIRST ROBOTICS
COMPETITION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
ADOPTED FOR SUCH PURPOSE.  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED  FOR  THIS
PURPOSE,  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL AWARD GRANTS ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENCOURAGING STUDY  IN
THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH.
  2.  ELIGIBILITY. A. APPLICANTS MUST BE A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL
IN THE STATE THAT HAS A SCHOOL SPONSORED ROBOTICS CLUB OR A TEAM PARTIC-
IPATING, OR INTENDING TO PARTICIPATE, IN A FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION.
  B. APPLICANTS MUST ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSES OF DESIGN-
ING, BUILDING AND/OR PROGRAMMING THE TEAM'S  ROBOT  WITH  AT  LEAST  ONE
OTHER SPONSOR, WHICH SHALL BE A BUSINESS, INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING
OR TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL.
  3. APPLICATIONS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER BY
JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR FOR GRANTS TO BE MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC
YEAR.  ALL  GRANTS  SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICANT OBTAINING MATCHING
FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES OF AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF THE GRANT.
  4. AWARDS. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL GRANT AWARDS  IN  THE  AMOUNT  OF
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-

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

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