senate Bill S6732

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the New York state volunteer first responder loan forgiveness incentive program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 20, 2019 referred to rules

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S6732 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §679-k, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8359

S6732 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York state volunteer first responder loan forgiveness incentive program for the purpose of attracting and retaining volunteer ambulance workers and volunteer firefighters in the state.

S6732 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6732 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6732

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 establishing  the  New
  York  state  volunteer  first  responder  loan  forgiveness  incentive
  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 679-k
to read as follows:
  § 679-K. NEW YORK STATE VOLUNTEER  FIRST  RESPONDER  LOAN  FORGIVENESS
INCENTIVE  PROGRAM.   1. PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT STUDENT LOAN
FORGIVENESS AWARDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTRACTING AND RETAINING VOLUNTEER
AMBULANCE WORKERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF  THE  VOLUNTEER  AMBU-
LANCE  WORKERS'  BENEFIT  LAW, AND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT  LAW.  SUCH  AWARDS
SHALL BE MADE ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS  PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION FOR SUCH PURPOSES, TO APPLICANTS
WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION,
APPLICANTS SHALL:
  A.  HAVE OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT;
  B.  AGREE  TO WORK IN A VOLUNTARY FIRE OR AMBULATORY DEPARTMENT IN NEW
YORK STATE FOR A PERIOD OF NO LESS THAN FIVE YEARS;
  C. APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF COLLEGE GRADUATION; AND
  D. COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND  FIVE  OF  SECTION  SIX  HUNDRED
SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART.
  3.  AWARDS.  AWARDS  SHALL  BE  GRANTED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN THE
AMOUNT OF UP TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR,  PER  APPLICANT,  NOT  TO
EXCEED  A  DURATION  OF FIVE YEARS AND NOT TO EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF
SUCH APPLICANT'S STUDENT LOAN DEBT. THE  CORPORATION  SHALL  GRANT  SUCH
AWARDS  WITHIN  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED FOR SUCH PURPOSES AND BASED ON THE

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

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