assembly Bill A671

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the FIRST robotics competition and grant program; appropriation

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

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A671 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4304
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3641-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A5736, S3875
2021-2022: A1219

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