senate Bill S987

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Waives the biennial attorney registration fee for New York attorneys who meet the federal public service loan forgiveness program employment qualifications

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
May 23, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2017 referred to judiciary

Votes

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May 23, 2017 - Judiciary committee Vote

S987
16
2
committee
16
Aye
2
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S987 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §468-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3819
2021-2022: S719

S987 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Waives the biennial attorney registration fee for New York attorneys who meet the federal public service loan forgiveness program employment qualifications.

S987 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S987 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   987

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to waiving  the  biennial
  attorney  registration fee for New York attorneys who meet the federal
  public service loan forgiveness program employment qualifications

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of section 468-a of the judiciary law, as
amended by section 9 of part K of chapter 56 of the  laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  4.  The  biennial registration fee shall be three hundred seventy-five
dollars, sixty dollars of which shall be allocated to and  be  deposited
in  a fund established pursuant to the provisions of section ninety-sev-
en-t of the state finance law, fifty dollars of which shall be allocated
to and shall  be  deposited  in  a  fund  established  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of  section ninety-eight-b of the state finance law, twenty-
five dollars of which shall be allocated  to  be  deposited  in  a  fund
established  pursuant to the provisions of section ninety-eight-c of the
state finance law, and the remainder of which shall be deposited in  the
attorney  licensing  fund.  Such fee shall be required of every attorney
who is admitted and licensed to practice law in this state,  whether  or
not  the  attorney  is  engaged  in the practice of law in this state or
elsewhere, except attorneys who certify to the  chief  administrator  of
the courts that they have EITHER retired from the practice of law OR MET
THE  EMPLOYMENT  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  PARTICIPATION  OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC
SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AS SET OUT IN 34 CFR 685.219.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law;  provided, however that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations  necessary
for  the  implementation  of the foregoing provisions of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and  completed  on
or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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