senate Bill S7377A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the New York state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2018 print number 7377a
May 09, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 10, 2018 referred to higher education

S7377 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §679-k, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1200
2021-2022: S1154

S7377 - Summary

Relates to creating the New York state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program.

S7377 - Sponsor Memo

S7377 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7377

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 New  York
  state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness incentive program

  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  679-j
to read as follows:
  §  679-J.  NEW  YORK  STATE  RURAL DOCTORS AND NURSES LOAN FORGIVENESS
INCENTIVE PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE.  THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT  STUDENT  LOAN
FORGIVENESS  AWARDS  FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTRACTING DOCTORS AND NURSES TO
BE EMPLOYED IN RURAL AREAS THROUGHOUT NEW  YORK  STATE  ON  A  FULL-TIME
BASIS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "RURAL" SHALL MEAN A TRACT OR COUN-
TY  DEFINED BY THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AS BEING
RURAL OR ELIGIBLE FOR A RURAL HEALTH GRANT.  SUCH AWARDS SHALL  BE  MADE
BY  THE  CORPORATION  TO  APPLICANTS  WHO  MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION,
APPLICANTS SHALL:
  (A)  HAVE  GRADUATED  AND  OBTAINED A DEGREE FROM AN APPROVED NEW YORK
STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY;
  (B) HAVE AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT FROM OBTAINING SUCH DEGREE;
  (C) BE EMPLOYED AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY, PROFES-
SIONAL  OR  PRACTICAL  NURSE,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR  CLINICAL  NURSE
SPECIALIST  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTIONS SIXTY-FIVE
HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR, SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED FIVE,  SIXTY-NINE  HUNDRED  SIX,
SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED TEN AND SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (D)  APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM WITHIN TWO YEARS OF RECEIVING SUCH PROFES-
SIONAL LICENSE;
  (E) COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FIVE  OF  SECTION  SIX  HUNDRED
SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART; AND
  (F)  MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE IN A RURAL AREA FOR THE DURATION OF
THE AWARD.

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

S7377A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §679-k, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1200
2021-2022: S1154

S7377A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to creating the New York state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program.

S7377A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7377A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7377--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating the New  York
  state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program

  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  679-k
to read as follows:
  §  679-K.  NEW  YORK  STATE  RURAL DOCTORS AND NURSES LOAN FORGIVENESS
PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE.  THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS
AWARDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTRACTING DOCTORS AND NURSES TO  BE  EMPLOYED
IN RURAL AREAS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE ON A FULL-TIME BASIS.
  2.  ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,
APPLICANTS SHALL:
  (A) HAVE GRADUATED AND OBTAINED A DEGREE FROM  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK
STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY;
  (B) BE EMPLOYED AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY, PROFES-
SIONAL  OR  PRACTICAL  NURSE,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR  CLINICAL  NURSE
SPECIALIST IN NEW YORK STATE  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  SECTIONS  SIXTY-FIVE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-FOUR,  SIXTY-NINE  HUNDRED FIVE, SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED SIX,
SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED TEN AND SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (C) COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FIVE  OF  SECTION  SIX  HUNDRED
SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART; AND
  (D)  MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE IN A RURAL AREA FOR THE DURATION OF
THE AWARD.
  3. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "RURAL"
SHALL  MEAN  A  TRACT  OR  COUNTY  DEFINED  BY  THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND
SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AS BEING RURAL OR ELIGIBLE FOR  A  RURAL  HEALTH
GRANT.
  4.  PRIORITY.  SUCH AWARDS SHALL BE MADE ANNUALLY TO APPLICANTS IN THE
FOLLOWING PRIORITY:

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

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