senate Bill S7615A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to freezing tuition costs at state and city universities for four years; and requiring a report examining the affordability of such public institutions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 19, 2020 print number 7615a
Feb 19, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 31, 2020 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S7615 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 667, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S167

S7615 - Summary

Relates to freezing tuition costs at state and city universities for four years; increases TAP awards by $400 each year for four years; and requires a report examining the affordability of such public institutions and potential funding for eliminating the gap between public funding and actual tuition and costs.

S7615 - Sponsor Memo

S7615 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7615

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 tuition costs at state
  and city universities; and to require a report examining the  afforda-
  bility of such public institutions

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of paragraph h of  subdivision  2  of
section  355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552
and 616 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  To regulate the admission of students,  prescribe  the  qualifications
for  their  continued  attendance,  regulate  tuition  charges  where no
provision is otherwise made therefor by law, and regulate other fees and
charges, curricula and all other matters pertaining to the operation and
administration of each state-operated institution in the state universi-
ty; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TRUSTEES SHALL NOT  HAVE  THE  POWER  TO
INCREASE TUITION, FEES OR OTHER CHARGES COMMENCING WITH THE TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY--TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE  ACADEMIC  YEAR  AND ENDING IN THE TWO
THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE ACADEMIC YEAR.
  § 2. Clause (ii) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 2  of
section 355 of the education law, as amended by section 1 of part JJJ of
chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) Commencing with the two thousand seventeen--two thousand eighteen
academic year and ending in the [two thousand twenty--two thousand twen-
ty-one]  TWO  THOUSAND  NINETEEN--TWO  THOUSAND TWENTY academic year the
state university of New York board of trustees  shall  be  empowered  to
increase the resident undergraduate rate of tuition by not more than two
hundred  dollars over the resident undergraduate rate of tuition adopted
by the board of trustees in the prior academic year,  provided,  however
that  if  the annual resident undergraduate rate of tuition would exceed
five thousand dollars, then a tuition credit for each eligible  student,
as  determined  and  calculated  by  the New York state higher education
services corporation pursuant to section six  hundred  eighty-nine-a  of
this  title, shall be applied toward the tuition charged for each semes-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S7615A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 667, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S167

S7615A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to freezing tuition costs at state and city universities for four years; increases TAP awards by $400 each year for four years; and requires a report examining the affordability of such public institutions and potential funding for eliminating the gap between public funding and actual tuition and costs.

S7615A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7615A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7615--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. THOMAS, BROOKS, COMRIE, PARKER, RAMOS -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Higher Education -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to tuition costs at state
  and  city  universities  and  increasing  tuition  assistance  program
  awards; and to require a report examining the  affordability  of  such
  public institutions

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of paragraph h of  subdivision  2  of
section  355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552
and 616 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  To regulate the admission of students,  prescribe  the  qualifications
for  their  continued  attendance,  regulate  tuition  charges  where no
provision is otherwise made therefor by law, and regulate other fees and
charges, curricula and all other matters pertaining to the operation and
administration of each state-operated institution in the state universi-
ty; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TRUSTEES SHALL NOT  HAVE  THE  POWER  TO
INCREASE TUITION, FEES OR OTHER CHARGES COMMENCING WITH THE TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY--TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE  ACADEMIC  YEAR  AND ENDING IN THE TWO
THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE ACADEMIC YEAR.
  § 2. Clause (ii) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 2  of
section 355 of the education law, as amended by section 1 of part JJJ of
chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) Commencing with the two thousand seventeen--two thousand eighteen
academic year and ending in the [two thousand twenty--two thousand twen-
ty-one]  TWO  THOUSAND  NINETEEN--TWO  THOUSAND TWENTY academic year the
state university of New York board of trustees  shall  be  empowered  to
increase the resident undergraduate rate of tuition by not more than two
hundred  dollars over the resident undergraduate rate of tuition adopted
by the board of trustees in the prior academic year,  provided,  however
that  if  the annual resident undergraduate rate of tuition would exceed
five thousand dollars, then a tuition credit for each eligible  student,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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