senate Bill S4121

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the eligibility for tuition assistance program awards for certain undergraduates who must transfer to another institution as a result of a permanent college closure

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Current Bill Status Via A5500 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 17, 2019 signed chap.376
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Apr 09, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.402
substituted for s4121
Apr 09, 2019 substituted by a5500
ordered to third reading cal.402
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 28, 2019 referred to higher education

S4121 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5500
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §667, Ed L

S4121 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that an undergraduate student enrolled in an approved two or four-year program of study approved by the commissioner who must transfer to another institution as a result of permanent college closure shall be eligible for up to two additional semesters, or their equivalent, to the extent credits necessary to complete his or her program of study were deemed non-transferrable from the closed institution or were deemed not applicable to such student's program of study by the new constitution.

S4121 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4121 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4121

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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  eligibility  for
  tuition  assistance program awards for certain undergraduates who must
  transfer to another institution as a result  of  a  permanent  college
  closure

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  667  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  400  of  the  laws  of 2018, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. Duration. No undergraduate shall be eligible  for  more  than  four
academic  years of study, or five academic years if the program of study
normally requires five years. Students enrolled in a program of remedial
study, approved by the commissioner in an institution of  higher  educa-
tion and intended to culminate in a degree in undergraduate study shall,
for  purposes of this section, be considered as enrolled in a program of
study normally requiring five years. An undergraduate  student  enrolled
in  an  eligible  two year program of study approved by the commissioner
shall be eligible for no more than three academic  years  of  study.  An
undergraduate  student  enrolled in an approved two or four-year program
of study approved by the  commissioner  who  must  transfer  to  another
institution  as  a result of permanent college closure shall be eligible
for UP TO two additional semesters, or their equivalent, [as  determined
by  the  commissioner,  in  order to complete his or her program] TO THE
EXTENT CREDITS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE HIS OR HER PROGRAM  OF  STUDY  WERE
DEEMED  NON-TRANSFERABLE  FROM THE CLOSED INSTITUTION OR WERE DEEMED NOT
APPLICABLE TO SUCH STUDENT'S PROGRAM OF STUDY BY  THE  NEW  INSTITUTION.
Any  semester,  quarter,  or  term  of attendance during which a student
receives any award under this article, after the effective date  of  the
former  scholar  incentive  program  and prior to academic year nineteen

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

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