senate Bill S8271

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the essential workers student grant act to provide student financial aid grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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May 01, 2020 referred to higher education

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S8271 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-i, Ed L

S8271 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the essential workers student grant act to provide student financial aid grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19.

S8271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8271

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2020
                               ___________

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 enacting  the  "essen-
  tial  workers  student  grant  act"  to  provide student financial aid
  grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state
  of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "essential
workers student grant act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  669-i  to
read as follows:
  §  669-I.  ESSENTIAL  WORKERS  STUDENT  GRANT PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE. THE
ESSENTIAL WORKERS STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM IS  HEREBY  CREATED  TO  PROVIDE
FINANCIAL  AID  GRANTS  TO  INDIVIDUALS  WHO SERVED AS ESSENTIAL WORKERS
DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED AS A RESULT OF COVID-19  AND  ARE
SEEKING COLLEGE EDUCATION OR CAREER EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A.  "GOOD  ACADEMIC  STANDING"  MEANS  RETAINING A MINIMUM GRADE POINT
AVERAGE OF 2.5 OR THE EQUIVALENT.
  B. "PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLEGE  OR
UNIVERSITY LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  C.  "COST  OF ATTENDANCE" MEANS TUITION, REQUIRED FEES, LABORATORY AND
OTHER INSTRUCTION RELATED TO EXPENSES, BOOKS, TRANSPORTATION,  AND  ROOM
AND BOARD.
  3.  ELIGIBILITY.  THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM SHALL BE
AVAILABLE TO THOSE PERSONS:
  A. WHO REMAIN IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING;
  B. WHO ATTEND A PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION FOR AT LEAST THREE  SEMESTER
HOURS;
  C.  WHO  ARE  NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS UNDER SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-
SIX, SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN,  OR  SIX  HUNDRED  SIXTY-SEVEN-C  OF  THIS
SUBPART;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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