|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2020||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to higher education|
|Aug 23, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6668
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6668 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6668 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York state district attorney and indigent legal services attorney loan forgiveness program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:: This bill would increase student loan forgiveness for district attor- neys, public defenders, and indigent civil legal services attorneys. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: 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. JUSTIFICATION::
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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