senate Bill S5800

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to standards for for-profit higher education institutions

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
May 15, 2019 referred to higher education

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S5800 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7763
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S776, A3295

S5800 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires for-profit higher education institutions to spend no less than fifty percent of such institution's annual revenues on expenditures in the areas of student instruction, academic support and advising, or career services.

S5800 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5800 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5800

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 standards for for-pro-
  fit higher education institutions

  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 239-c
to read as follows:
  § 239-C. STANDARDS FOR FOR-PROFIT HIGHER  EDUCATION  INSTITUTIONS.  1.
FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" MEANS A SCHOOL THAT:
  (I) PROVIDES A PROGRAM  LEADING  TO  AN  ASSOCIATES  OR  BACCALAUREATE
DEGREE;
  (II)  IS  LEGALLY AUTHORIZED IN NEW YORK STATE TO PROVIDE A PROGRAM OF
EDUCATION BEYOND SECONDARY EDUCATION; AND
  (III) IS NEITHER A PUBLIC OR NON-PROFIT INSTITUTION.
  (B) "STUDENT INSTRUCTION"  MEANS  EXPENDITURES  FOR  SALARIES,  FRINGE
BENEFITS,  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES, AND OTHER PAYMENTS MADE TO
INSTRUCTORS RELATED TO CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.
  (C) "ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND ADVISING" MEANS EXPENDITURES RELATED TO  THE
ADVISEMENT OF STUDENTS ON COURSE SELECTION OR OUT OF CLASSROOM TUTORING.
  (D)  "CAREER SERVICES" MEANS EXPENDITURES IN ASSISTING STUDENTS IN THE
AREAS OF RESUME AND COVER LETTER WRITING,  INTERVIEWING  AND  STRATEGIES
FOR GETTING A JOB.
  2.  (A)  COMMENCING  IN THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY
ACADEMIC YEAR AND THEREAFTER, A FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCA-
TION SHALL SPEND NO LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF SUCH INSTITUTION'S ANNUAL
REVENUES  ON  EXPENDITURES IN THE AREAS OF STUDENT INSTRUCTION, ACADEMIC
SUPPORT AND ADVISING, OR CAREER SERVICES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10823-01-9

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