senate Bill S6788A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a commission to evaluate the need for community colleges to participate in the educational opportunity program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2020 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.386
Jan 31, 2020 print number 6788a
Jan 31, 2020 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Oct 23, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Feb 10, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6788A
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committee
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

aye wr (3)

Co-Sponsors

S6788 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3485

S6788 - Summary

Creates a commission to evaluate the need for community colleges to participate in the educational opportunity program.

S6788 - Sponsor Memo

S6788 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6788

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT relating to creating the commission on affordable college  educa-
  tion  to  study  the participation of community colleges in the educa-
  tional opportunity program; and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  hereby  acknowledges
the  need for a college education to compete in today's market. Further-
more, residents throughout New York state are in need of more affordable
higher education options. Currently,  twelve  out  of  the  thirty  SUNY
community  colleges  do  not  participate in the Educational Opportunity
Programs (EOP), which provide vital financial and academic  support  for
thousands   of  academic  and  economically  disadvantaged  New  Yorkers
throughout the state.  Subsequently,  community  college  students  from
those  twelve  two-year  colleges, who seek to transfer into a four-year
school as Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) or EOP  applicants
risk potentially disqualifying themselves for such financial and academ-
ic support programs.
  §  2.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the "commission on
affordable college education", is hereby established to examine,  evalu-
ate  and  make  recommendations  concerning the need for the twelve SUNY
community colleges to participate in EOP. The commission shall  consider
the  need for additional legislation to amend current eligibility crite-
ria for transfer students.
  § 3. The commission shall consist of thirteen members, to be appointed
as follows: three members to be appointed by the governor; three members
to be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three  members
to  be  appointed  by  the  speaker  of  the assembly; two members to be
appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two  members  to  be

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

Co-Sponsors

S6788A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3485

S6788A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a commission to evaluate the need for community colleges to participate in the educational opportunity program.

S6788A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6788A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6788--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BAILEY,  JACKSON, KRUEGER, MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT relating to creating the commission on affordable college  educa-
  tion  to  study  the participation of community colleges in the educa-
  tional opportunity program; and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  hereby  acknowledges
the  need for a college education to compete in today's market. Further-
more, residents throughout New York state are in need of more affordable
higher education options. Currently, ten out of the thirty SUNY communi-
ty colleges do not participate in the Educational  Opportunity  Programs
(EOP),  which provide vital financial and academic support for thousands
of academic and economically disadvantaged New  Yorkers  throughout  the
state.  Subsequently, community college students from those ten two-year
colleges, who seek to transfer into a four-year school as Higher  Educa-
tion  Opportunity  Program  (HEOP)  or  EOP  applicants risk potentially
disqualifying  themselves  for  such  financial  and  academic   support
programs.
  §  2.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the "commission on
affordable college education", is hereby established to examine,  evalu-
ate and make recommendations concerning the need for the ten SUNY commu-
nity  colleges  to participate in EOP. The commission shall consider the
need for additional legislation to amend  current  eligibility  criteria
for transfer students.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00179-03-0

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