|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 27, 2019||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S4847
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4847 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the volunteer firefighters of New York higher education learning plan PURPOSE: This act creates the Volunteer Firefighters of New York Higher Education Learning Plan. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the education law by adding new section 669-i. Subsection one of § 669-i establishes the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students at the State University of New York who are members in good standing of one of New York's Volunteer fire companies to participate in the program. Subsection two of § 669-i provides that the awards shall be granted to applicants that the corporation has certified are eligible based on the amount of funds appropriated. Subsection three of § 669-i provides that awards shall be limited to not
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4847 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 27, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 the volunteer fire- fighters of New York higher education learning plan 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 669-i to read as follows: § 669-I. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS OF NEW YORK HIGHER EDUCATION LEARNING PLAN. 1. ELIGIBILITY. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WHO ARE MATRICULATED IN AN APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND ARE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING IN ONE OF NEW YORK'S VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPA- NIES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD UNDER THIS SECTION, PROVIDED THE APPLICANT: (A) SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH THE CORPORATION AGREEING TO WORK FOR A NEW YORK VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY ON A FULL-TIME BASIS FOR FIVE YEARS; AND (B) COMPLIES WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND ALL REQUIREMENTS PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION FOR THE ADMINIS- TRATION OF THE PROGRAM. 2. WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, AWARDS SHALL BE GRANTED TO APPLICANTS THAT THE CORPORATION HAS CERTIFIED ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUCH AWARDS. SUCH AWARDS SHALL BE MADE TO RECIPIENTS AFTER THE SUCCESS- FUL COMPLETION OF EACH ACADEMIC YEAR, AS DEFINED BY THE CORPORATION. 3. AN AWARD SHALL ENTITLE THE RECIPIENT TO ANNUAL PAYMENTS FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS OF FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDY. 4. RECIPIENTS SHALL RECEIVE AN ANNUAL PAYMENT FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ACADEMIC YEAR, EQUAL TO UP TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE ANNUAL TUITION CHARGED TO STATE RESIDENT STUDENTS ATTENDING AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM FULL-TIME AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, OR ACTUAL TUITION CHARGED, WHICHEVER IS LESS. 5. THE CORPORATION SHALL CONVERT TO A STUDENT LOAN THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE AWARD GIVEN PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION PLUS INTEREST, ACCORDING TO A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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