senate Bill S4838

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the rural teacher education loan repayment program in the education department

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Mar 27, 2019 referred to higher education

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S4838 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §676-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8302

S4838 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the rural teacher education loan repayment program in the education department which provides payment for the undergraduate and graduate education loans of teachers in rural school districts who agree to teach in rural areas for at least 5 years.

S4838 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4838 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4838

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, LITTLE -- 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 establishing the rural
  teacher education loan repayment program

  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 676-a
to read as follows:
  § 676-A. RURAL TEACHER EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT  PROGRAM.  1.    DEFI-
NITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A.  "RURAL  SCHOOL  DISTRICT"  SHALL  MEAN A SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDING
SERVICES WITHIN A RURAL AREA.
  B. "RURAL AREA" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY WITH A POPULATION  OF  TWO-HUNDRED
THOUSAND  OR  LESS;  OR  A TOWN WITH A POPULATION DENSITY OF ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY OR LESS PER SQUARE MILE.
  C. "STUDENT LOAN EXPENSES" SHALL MEAN THE AGGREGATE  TOTAL  OF  ANNUAL
STUDENT  LOANS  FOR  THE  COST  OF ATTENDANCE AT AN UNDERGRADUATE AND/OR
GRADUATE INSTITUTION LEADING TO TEACHING CERTIFICATION. INTEREST PAID OR
DUE ON SUCH LOANS SHALL BE  DEEMED  TO  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  REIMBURSEMENT
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2.  ESTABLISHMENT. A. THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT
THE RURAL TEACHER  EDUCATION  LOAN  REPAYMENT  PROGRAM.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL,  IN  COOPERATION  AND COORDINATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE CENTER
FOR RURAL SCHOOLS, ANNUALLY IDENTIFY RURAL SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  WHICH  ARE
HAVING  DIFFICULTY ATTRACTING AND RETAINING TEACHERS, AND DEVELOP CRITE-
RIA UPON WHICH AWARDS SHALL BE MADE TO TEACHERS WHO BECOME  EMPLOYED  BY
SUCH  IDENTIFIED  RURAL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS WHO AGREE TO PROVIDE TEACHING
SERVICES WITHIN SUCH RURAL AREA FOR NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS.
  B. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED, WITHIN AMOUNTS MADE  AVAILABLE  FOR
THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, TO MAKE AWARDS BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, TO A TEACHER WHO AS DETERMINED BY THE  COMMISSIONER

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

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