assembly Bill A6969

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the volunteer firefighters of New York higher education learning plan

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Mar 29, 2019 referred to higher education

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A6969 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4847
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-i, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5374
2015-2016: A5162, S1829
2017-2018: A3234, S755

A6969 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the volunteer firefighters of New York higher education learning plan.

A6969 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6969

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. BUTTENSCHON, SANTABARBARA, WOERNER -- read once
  and referred 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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