senate Bill S8700A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Continues NYS Smart Scholars early college high school program and the NYS pathways in technology early college high school program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 8706a
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1467
May 18, 2018 committee discharged and committed to education
May 10, 2018 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S8700
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8700 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6457 & 6458, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2312

S8700 - Summary

Continues NYS Smart Scholars early college high school program and the NYS pathways in technology early college high school program.

S8700 - Sponsor Memo

S8700 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8700

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  continuing  the  New
  York  State  Smart  Scholars early college high school program and the
  New York State  pathways  in  technology  early  college  high  school
  program in this state

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

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  it necessary to preserve and continue the New York State Smart
Scholars early college high school program and the New York state  path-
ways  in  technology  early college high school program (P-TECH program)
which provide various students, including those traditionally  underrep-
resented  in  post-secondary  education,  with the opportunity to access
college-level courses and college degree  credits  at  the  high  school
level  with  the  combined  support of high school and college staff and
resources, and for P-TECH programs, career training and employment in  a
highly  skilled  job  upon completion of the program. The New York State
Smart Scholars early college high  school  program  not  only  increases
students'  access  to higher education, but also reduces potential costs
for students in completing college degrees by allowing  them  to  either
complete  a  degree  upon  graduation from high school or to apply their
earned college credits towards an associate's or baccalaureate's degree.
This innovative program provides incentives to high school  students  to
proceed  to  college  and to earn a college degree by accelerating their
overall completion of  a  degree.  It  also  better  prepares  them  for
college-level  coursework,  which, will in turn, increase their academic
performance.  Ultimately, this program increases graduation  rates  both
at  the  high  school  and  college  levels, especially for academically
at-risk students.
  The New York State P-TECH program, through a  public-private  partner-
ship, prepares thousands of New York students for high-skill jobs of the
future  in  technology,  manufacturing,  healthcare and finance. The New
York State P-TECH program provides students with  a  rigorous,  relevant

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S8700A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6457 & 6458, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2312

S8700A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Continues NYS Smart Scholars early college high school program and the NYS pathways in technology early college high school program.

S8700A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8700A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8700--A
    Cal. No. 1467

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education  --
  committee  discharged  and  said  bill  committed  to the Committee on
  Education -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first
  and  second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third read-
  ing, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the  order
  of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to continuing the New
  York State Smart Scholars Early College High School  Program  and  the
  New  York  State  Pathways  in  Technology  Early  College High School
  Program in this state

  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 two new sections
6457 and 6458 to read as follows:
  § 6457. GRANT AWARDS FOR NEW YORK STATE SMART SCHOLARS  EARLY  COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A.  "NYS  SMART  SCHOLARS  EARLY  COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM" MEANS A
FORMAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND AT LEAST  ONE  INSTITU-
TION  OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION WHICH PROVIDES ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
SUCH PROGRAM WITH HIGH SCHOOL COURSES LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF A  HIGH
SCHOOL  DIPLOMA, AND COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF AT
LEAST TWENTY-FOUR COLLEGE CREDITS AND UP TO A POST-SECONDARY  DEGREE  OR
DIPLOMA  FROM  SUCH PARTNER INSTITUTION OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION AT NO COST TO THE STUDENT OR STUDENT'S FAMILY.
  B. "APPROVED NYS SMART SCHOLARS EARLY  COLLEGE  HIGH  SCHOOL  PROGRAM"
MEANS  A  NYS SMART SCHOLARS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND SUCH
PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  REGU-
LATIONS  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER  AND  ANY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROCESSED
UNDER THIS SECTION.
  C. "NYS SMART SCHOLARS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL" OR "NYS SMART SCHOL-
ARS ECHS" MEANS A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL THAT OFFERS AN APPROVED  NYS  SMART
SCHOLARS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM TO ITS STUDENTS.

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

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