Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to finance
|Mar 07, 2019||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S4304
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S4304 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4304 (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.
2019-S4304 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4304 SPONSOR: RANZENHOFER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technol- ogy ("FIRST") grant program; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE:: To create a grant program through the department of education to help high schools to participate in robotics competitions to encourage studies of science and technology. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: This bill creates a new Education Law section 3641-c to create a grant program to assist high schools to participate in robotics competitions through the FIRST robotics competition program. Grants will be in the amount of $5,000, with specified purposes, and be contingent on certain criteria, including partnership with one or more businesses, insti- tutions of higher learning or technological schools and matching funds
2019-S4304 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4304 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 7, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, HELM- ING, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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 [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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