Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2020||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S8271
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8271 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8271 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: 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 emer- gency declared as a result of COVID-19 PURPOSE: To establish student financial aid grants for individuals who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 state of emergency. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: establishes name of legislation as "Essential Workers Student Grant Act." Section 2: Amends the education law to add a new section 669-i. This new
2019-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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