senate Bill S8697

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits secondary schools and colleges from withholding student transcripts for failure to pay tuition

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May 10, 2018 referred to education

S8697 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A §20, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8493
2011-2012: S503
2013-2014: S12
2015-2016: S475
2019-2020: S6772

S8697 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits secondary schools and higher education institutions from withholding student transcripts for failure to pay tuition.

S8697 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8697 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8697

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting secondary
  schools and colleges from withholding student transcripts for  failure
  to pay tuition

  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 article 2-A to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 2-A
           PROHIBITION AGAINST WITHHOLDING STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS
SECTION 20. PROHIBITION AGAINST WITHHOLDING STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS.
  § 20. PROHIBITION  AGAINST  WITHHOLDING  STUDENT  TRANSCRIPTS.  1.  NO
PUBLIC  OR  PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AS DEFINED
IN SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL WITHHOLD A STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT FOR
FAILURE TO PAY PAST OR PRESENTLY DUE TUITION.
  2. WILLFUL FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL
BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER VIOLATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07298-01-7

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