|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to higher education|
|Jan 29, 2019||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2715
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
S2715 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2715 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to prohibit the use of state aid by colleges and universities for certain academic institutions PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit any college from using state aid to fund an academic entity, to provide funds for membership in an academic entity, or fund travel or lodging for any employee to attend any meeting of such academic entity if that academic entity has undertaken an official action boycotting certain countries or their higher education insti- tutions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative intent.
S2715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2715 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 29, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to prohibit the use of state aid by colleges and universities for certain academic institutions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that it is beneficial to students of this state to have access to an education that is not bound by borders and to have the opportunity to obtain a global education. The legislature further finds that it is important that New York state undertake efforts to ensure that its students succeed in a world that is continually becoming more interdependent and diverse and further that students have access to international higher education institutions. A global education allows students to connect, compete and cooperate with their peers around the world. Therefore it is the policy of the state that colleges not use state funds to support boycotts of countries, or higher education institutions located in coun- tries, that host higher education institutions chartered by the board of regents of the university of the state of New York. § 2. 1. For purposes of this section the following shall apply: (a) the term "academic entity" shall mean any organization comprising colleges, universities or professors that promotes or supports academia in the United States and abroad. (b) the term "college" shall have the same meaning as such term is defined in subdivision 2 of section 2 of the education law. (c) the term "host country" shall mean those countries that host a higher education institution chartered by the board of regents of the university of the state of New York. 2. No college in this state may use state aid provided directly to such college to: fund an academic entity, provide funds for membership in an academic entity or fund travel or lodging for any employee to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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