senate Bill S7791

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to tuition assistance program awards for dual or concurrent enrollment coursework

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Feb 20, 2020 referred to higher education

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S7791 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-C §640, §669-i, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S552

S7791 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to tuition assistance program awards for dual or concurrent enrollment coursework; awards dual or concurrent enrollment program awards for payment annually to school districts in which dual or concurrent enrollment programs are located.

S7791 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7791 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7791
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 20, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. MAYER, STAVISKY -- 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  tuition  assistance
   program awards for dual or concurrent enrollment coursework
 
   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  article  13-C
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 13-C
           TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT
                                COURSEWORK
 SECTION 640. TUITION  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  AWARDS FOR DUAL OR CONCURRENT
                ENROLLMENT COURSEWORK.
   § 640. TUITION  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  AWARDS  FOR  DUAL  OR  CONCURRENT
 ENROLLMENT  COURSEWORK.  1.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY
 FINDS AND DECLARES IT NECESSARY TO PROMOTE ON TIME AND EARLY  GRADUATION
 THROUGH  SUPPORTING  ACCESS  TO COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES AND COLLEGE DEGREE
 CREDITS AT  THE  SECONDARY  LEVEL  WITH  INNOVATIVE  PARTNERSHIPS  AMONG
 SECONDARY  AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS, STAFF AND RESOURCES. THE LEGISLA-
 TURE ALSO VALUES EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL  PROGRAMS,  P-TECH  PROGRAMS,
 AND OTHER DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS WHICH NOT ONLY INCREASE
 STUDENTS'  ACCESS  TO  HIGHER EDUCATION, BUT ALSO REDUCE POTENTIAL COSTS
 FOR STUDENTS IN COMPLETING COLLEGE DEGREES BY ALLOWING  THEM  TO  EITHER
 COMPLETE  A  DEGREE  UPON  GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR TO APPLY THEIR
 EARNED COLLEGE CREDITS TOWARD A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE.  THIS  LEGISLATION
 PROVIDES  INCENTIVES  FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PROCEED TO COLLEGE AND
 TO EARN A COLLEGE DEGREE BY ACCELERATING  THEIR  OVERALL  COMPLETION  OF
 SUCH  A  DEGREE.  IT  ALSO  BETTER  PREPARES  HIGH  SCHOOL  STUDENTS FOR
 COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSEWORK, WHICH WILL IN TURN,  INCREASE  THEIR  ACADEMIC
 PERFORMANCE. ULTIMATELY, DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS INCREASE
 GRADUATION RATES BOTH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVELS.
   THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND  DECLARES IT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE
 FUNDING FOR DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS TO ENSURE  ACCESS  TO
 HIGH  QUALITY  PROGRAMMING  THAT  CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AND CONTINUES TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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