assembly Bill A3975

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes academic performance awards for incarcerated persons; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2019 referred to higher education

A3975 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §661 sub 6 ¶d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1288
2011-2012: A3837, S369
2013-2014: A3401, S1367
2015-2016: A2870, S975
2017-2018: A3995, S3735

A3975 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes academic performance awards for incarcerated persons making such persons eligible to receive awards from the tuition assistance program.

A3975 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019

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

AN ACT to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 6  of  section  661  of  the
  education  law relating to the ban on incarcerated persons for receiv-
  ing student financial aid awards


  Section  1.  Paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 661 of the educa-
tion law is REPEALED.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.