senate Bill S6537

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to continuing the New York State Smart Scholars Early College High School Program and the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.800
reported and committed to rules
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Jun 15, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S6537
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committee
23
Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6537
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6537
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

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S6537 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7501
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6457 & 6458, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9060, A11047
2021-2022: S6825

S6537 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to continuing the New York State Smart Scholars Early College High School Program and the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program.

S6537 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6537 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6537

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  --  (at request of the State Education
  Department) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to continuing the New
  York State Smart Scholars Early College High School  Program  and  the
  New  York  State  Pathways  in  Technology  Early  College High School
  Program in this state

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares it necessary to preserve and continue the New York State  Smart
Scholars  early college high school program and the New York state path-
ways in technology early college high school  program  (P-TECH  program)
which  provide various students, including those traditionally underrep-
resented in post-secondary education, with  the  opportunity  to  access
college-level  courses  and  college  degree  credits at the high school
level with the combined support of high school  and  college  staff  and
resources,  and for P-TECH programs, career training and employment in a
highly skilled job upon completion of the program. The  New  York  State
Smart  Scholars  early  college  high  school program not only increases
students' access to higher education, but also reduces  potential  costs
for  students  in  completing college degrees by allowing them to either
complete a degree upon graduation from high school  or  to  apply  their
earned college credits towards an associate's or baccalaureate's degree.
This  innovative  program provides incentives to high school students to
proceed to college and to earn a college degree  by  accelerating  their
overall  completion  of  a  degree.  It  also  better  prepares them for
college-level coursework, which, will in turn, increase  their  academic
performance.    Ultimately, this program increases graduation rates both
at the high school  and  college  levels,  especially  for  academically
at-risk students.

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

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