|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to education|
assembly Bill A671
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A671 (ACTIVE) - Details
A671 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") robotics competition and appropriates funds for the grant program to fund high school participation in the competition and to encourage study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
A671 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 671 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") grant program; and making an appropriation therefor 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 section 3641-c to read as follows: § 3641-C. FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ROBOTICS LEAGUE PARTICIPATION ("FIRST") GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH THE FIRST GRANT PROGRAM AND THE FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER ADOPTED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AWARD GRANTS ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENCOURAGING STUDY IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. 2. ELIGIBILITY. A. APPLICANTS MUST BE A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE THAT HAS A SCHOOL SPONSORED ROBOTICS CLUB OR A TEAM PARTIC- IPATING, OR INTENDING TO PARTICIPATE, IN A FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION. B. APPLICANTS MUST ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSES OF DESIGN- ING, BUILDING AND/OR PROGRAMMING THE TEAM'S ROBOT WITH AT LEAST ONE OTHER SPONSOR, WHICH SHALL BE A BUSINESS, INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING OR TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL. 3. APPLICATIONS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER BY JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR FOR GRANTS TO BE MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR. ALL GRANTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICANT OBTAINING MATCHING FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES OF AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF THE GRANT. 4. AWARDS. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL GRANT AWARDS IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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