senate Bill S4045

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to student loan assistance for certain attorneys employed by political subdivisions of the state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1496
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 15, 2019 print number 4045a
Mar 15, 2019 amend and recommit to higher education
Feb 26, 2019 referred to higher education

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S4045 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §679-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8013

S4045 - Summary

Grants student loan forgiveness for certain municipal attorneys employed by political subdivisions of the state.

S4045 - Sponsor Memo

S4045 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4045

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- 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 student  loan  assist-
  ance  for  certain attorneys employed by political subdivisions of the
  state

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

  Section 1. Section 679-e of the education law, as amended by section 1
of  part VV of chapter 56 of the laws of 2009, subparagraph (i) of para-
graph a of subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter 57
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  § 679-e. New York state  district  attorney,  MUNICIPAL  ATTORNEY  and
indigent  legal  services attorney loan forgiveness program. 1. Purpose.
The president shall  grant  student  loan  forgiveness  awards  for  the
purpose of increasing the number of experienced attorneys serving in the
position  of  district attorney, A MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY, or indigent legal
services attorney in the counties of the state.
  2. Definitions. a. (i) "Eligible attorney" means an attorney, who is a
resident of and is admitted to practice law in New York  state,  who  is
employed full-time as either a district attorney, as defined in subpara-
graph  (ii) of this paragraph, [or] an indigent legal services attorney,
as defined in subparagraph (iii)  of  this  paragraph,  OR  A  MUNICIPAL
ATTORNEY,  AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (IV) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, AND who is
admitted to practice law in this state for not more than eleven years or
who was within the eligible period as defined in  paragraph  b  of  this
subdivision  during  the time for which such person is seeking a student
loan expense grant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an eligible  attorney
shall  include  those  district  attorney  applicants  who  were awarded
program eligibility and who provided  qualified  service  between  April
first,  two  thousand eight and March thirty-first, two thousand eleven;
such an eligible attorney shall remain eligible to  participate  in  the

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

Co-Sponsors

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S4045A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §679-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8013

S4045A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants student loan forgiveness for certain municipal attorneys employed by political subdivisions of the state.

S4045A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4045A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4045--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  JACKSON,  GOUNARDES,  PERSAUD  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to student  loan  assist-
  ance  for  certain attorneys employed by political subdivisions of the
  state

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

  Section 1. Section 679-e of the education law, as amended by section 1
of  part VV of chapter 56 of the laws of 2009, subparagraph (i) of para-
graph a of subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter 57
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  § 679-e. New York state  district  attorney,  MUNICIPAL  ATTORNEY  and
indigent  legal  services attorney loan forgiveness program. 1. Purpose.
The president shall  grant  student  loan  forgiveness  awards  for  the
purpose of increasing the number of experienced attorneys serving in the
position  of  district attorney, A MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY, or indigent legal
services attorney in the counties of the state.
  2. Definitions. a. (i) "Eligible attorney" means an attorney, who is a
resident of and is admitted to practice law in New York  state,  who  is
employed full-time as either a district attorney, as defined in subpara-
graph  (ii) of this paragraph, [or] an indigent legal services attorney,
as defined in subparagraph (iii)  of  this  paragraph,  OR  A  MUNICIPAL
ATTORNEY,  AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (IV) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, AND who is
admitted to practice law in this state for not more than eleven years or
who was within the eligible period as defined in  paragraph  b  of  this
subdivision  during  the time for which such person is seeking a student
loan expense grant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an eligible  attorney
shall  include  those  district  attorney  applicants  who  were awarded
program eligibility and who provided  qualified  service  between  April

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

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