senate Bill S4425

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Grants volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians academic credit at SUNY and CUNY

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Mar 11, 2019 referred to higher education

S4425 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-i, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S409
2011-2012: S367
2013-2014: S3583
2015-2016: S837
2017-2018: S1010

S4425 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians academic credit at state operated institutions of the state university of New York and the senior colleges of the city university of New York to the extent of six credits per year, and 60 credits in the aggregate; provides that no fee, tuition or other charge shall be assessed against a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who qualifies for such credit; directs the board of trustees of the state university and the city university of New York to adopt necessary procedures.

S4425 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4425 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4425

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  granting  academic
  credit  at  state operated institutions of the state university of New
  York and the senior colleges of the city university  of  New  York  to
  volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians

  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.    COURSE  CREDIT  FOR  VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM  "VOLUN-
TEER FIREFIGHTER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION
THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
  2. EVERY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN WHO IS
ALSO  ENROLLED  ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN GOOD
STANDING, AT AN INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE  UNIVERSITY  SYSTEM,  SHALL
UPON  APPLICATION  BE  GRANTED  SIX  ACADEMIC CREDITS PER YEAR AND SIXTY
CREDITS IN THE AGGREGATE TOWARDS HIS OR HER DEGREE. NO FEE,  TUITION  OR
OTHER  CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR EMER-
GENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN WHO QUALIFIES FOR SUCH CREDIT PURSUANT TO  THIS
SECTION.
  3.  THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY UNIVER-
SITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ADOPT SUCH PROCEDURES AS ARE NECESSARY  TO  FULLY
IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10641-01-9

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