assembly Bill A6709

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jun 09, 2017 print number 6709a
Jun 09, 2017 amend and recommit to higher education
Mar 16, 2017 referred to higher education

A6709 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §679-e, Ed L

A6709 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness.

A6709 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6709

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  the  New  York  State
  district  attorney  and indigent legal services attorney loan forgive-
  ness program

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs b and d of subdivision 2 of section 679-e of the
education  law,  as amended by section 1 or part VV of chapter 56 of the
laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  b. "Eligible period" means  the  [six-year]  SEVEN-YEAR  period  after
completion of the [third] SECOND year and before the commencement of the
tenth  year  of employment as an eligible attorney. For purposes of this
section, all periods of time  during  which  an  admitted  attorney  was
employed  as an eligible attorney and all periods of time during which a
law school graduate awaiting admission to the New  York  state  bar  was
employed  by  a  prosecuting  or criminal defense agency as permitted by
section four hundred eighty-four of the judiciary law shall be combined.
  d. "Year of qualified service" means the twelve month period  measured
from  the anniversary of the attorney's employment as an eligible attor-
ney, or as a law school graduate awaiting  admission  to  the  New  York
state  bar  employed  by  a  prosecuting  or  criminal defense agency as
permitted by section four hundred  eighty-four  of  the  judiciary  law,
adjusted for any interruption in employment. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY
INTERRUPTION IN EMPLOYMENT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PERIOD OF DISABILITY AS
DEFINED  BY  SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE OF THE WORKERS'
COMPENSATION LAW OR ANY PERIOD OF  FAMILY  LEAVE  WHICH  IS  DEFINED  BY
SUBDIVISION  FIFTEEN  OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE OF THE WORKERS' COMPEN-
SATION LAW. Any OTHER period of temporary leave from service taken by an
eligible attorney shall not be considered in the calculation  of  quali-
fied  service[.  However,  the] AND SUCH OTHER period of temporary leave

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

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A6709A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §679-e, Ed L

A6709A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness.

A6709A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6709--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred 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 the New York State
  district attorney and indigent legal services attorney  loan  forgive-
  ness program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 679-e of the educa-
tion law, as amended by section 1 of part VV of chapter 56 of  the  laws
of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  "Eligible  period"  means  the  [six-year] SEVEN-YEAR period after
completion of the [third] SECOND year and before the commencement of the
tenth year of employment as an eligible attorney. For purposes  of  this
section,  all  periods  of  time  during  which an admitted attorney was
employed as an eligible attorney and all periods of time during which  a
law  school  graduate  awaiting  admission to the New York state bar was
employed by a prosecuting or criminal defense  agency  as  permitted  by
section four hundred eighty-four of the judiciary law shall be combined.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Nothing in this act shall
be  implemented  in a manner that diminishes the current award or status
of eligible attorneys currently participating in the program.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10490-03-7

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