senate Bill S6668

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness and increases loan reimbursement for certain attorneys who work in legal services with indigent clients

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Aug 23, 2019 referred to rules

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Mar 3, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

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Higher Education Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2020

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S6668 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §679-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1176

S6668 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness and increases loan reimbursement for certain attorneys who work in legal services with indigent clients.

S6668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6668

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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  the  New  York  state
  district  attorney  and indigent legal services attorney loan forgive-
  ness program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 679-e of the educa-
tion  law,  as amended by section 1 of part VV of chapter 56 of the laws
of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  b. "Eligible period" means  the  [six-year]  SEVEN-YEAR  period  after
completion of the [third] SECOND year and before the commencement of the
tenth  year  of employment as an eligible attorney. For purposes of this
section, all periods of time  during  which  an  admitted  attorney  was
employed  as an eligible attorney and all periods of time during which a
law school graduate awaiting admission to the New  York  state  bar  was
employed  by  a prosecuting [or] AGENCY, criminal defense agency, AND/OR
NON-PROFIT INDIGENT CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES  CORPORATION  as  permitted  by
section four hundred eighty-four of the judiciary law shall be combined.
  §  2.  Paragraph  d of subdivision 2 of section 679-e of the education
law, as amended by section 1 of part VV of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of
2009, is amended to read as follows:
  d.  "Year of qualified service" means the twelve month period measured
from the anniversary of the attorney's employment as an eligible  attor-
ney,  or  as  a  law  school graduate awaiting admission to the New York
state bar employed  by  a  prosecuting  [or]  AGENCY,  criminal  defense
agency,  AND/OR  NON-PROFIT INDIGENT CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION as
permitted by section four hundred  eighty-four  of  the  judiciary  law,
adjusted  for  any  interruption  in employment. Any period of temporary
leave from service taken by an eligible attorney shall not be considered
in the calculation of qualified service. However, the period  of  tempo-

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

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