|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to higher education|
|Apr 26, 2017||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S5708
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5708 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5708 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5708 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OF BILL : Establish a foster care higher education scholarship program for youth who are receiving, or have received, foster care services in New York State SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one creates a title for the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program. Section two amend section 604 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 13, creating the foster care higher education scholarship program. Section three amends the education law by adding a new section 668-h. This section enacts the program and includes necessary definitions, eligibility requirements, and the parameters of the Scholarship award. The section provides that scholarship awards will be equal to the cost
S5708 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5708 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 26, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, AVELLA, COMRIE, KRUEGER, PERSAUD -- 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 creating the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program". § 2. Section 604 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-H OF THIS TITLE. § 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 668-h to read as follows: § 668-H. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRANTING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO ENHANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE RECEIVING, OR WHO HAVE RECEIVED, FOSTER CARE SERVICES IN NEW YORK STATE. SUCH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE TUITION AND NON-TUITION COSTS OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN APPROVED IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS. 2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM: (A) "TUITION" MEANS THE TOTAL SEMESTER, QUARTER, OR CREDIT HOUR COST OF INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENT AS PERIODICALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOGUE OF THE INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MANDATORY FEES, BOOK CHARG- ES, AND ROOM AND BOARD. (B) "NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE" MEANS (I) THE ACTUAL AMOUNT CHARGED BY THE INSTITUTION FOR ROOM AND BOARD, AND (II) AN ALLOWANCE FOR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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