senate Bill S735

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to higher education

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S735 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5090
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §604, add §668-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8036
2011-2012: S371
2013-2014: S1370
2015-2016: S964, A6125
2017-2018: S5708, A8168

S735 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program; grants awards for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for higher education for children and young adults receiving foster care services in New York.

S735 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S735 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   735

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MONTGOMERY, COMRIE, KRUEGER, PERSAUD -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  creating the  "foster
  care  higher  education  scholarship pilot 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.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program".
  § 2. Section 604 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-H OF THIS TITLE.
  §  3.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 668-h to
read as follows:
  § 668-H. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP  PILOT  PROGRAM.  1.
PURPOSE.  THE  PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE
OF GRANTING SCHOLARSHIP  AWARDS  TO  ENHANCE  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  HIGHER
EDUCATION  FOR  CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE RECEIVING, OR WHO HAVE
RECEIVED, FOSTER CARE SERVICES  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE.  SUCH  SCHOLARSHIP
AWARDS  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  FOR  THE  TUITION AND NON-TUITION COSTS OF
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN APPROVED IN-STATE  UNDERGRADUATE  PROGRAMS
OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A)  "TUITION"  MEANS THE TOTAL SEMESTER, QUARTER, OR CREDIT HOUR COST
OF INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENT AS PERIODICALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOGUE
OF THE INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MANDATORY FEES, BOOK  CHARG-
ES, AND ROOM AND BOARD.

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

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