senate Bill S7892

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the criteria for which a student can qualify for educational opportunity through the Arthur O. Eve opportunity for higher education program

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2020 referred to higher education

S7892 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6451 & 6452, add §6457, Ed L

S7892 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes the criteria for which a student can qualify for educational opportunity through the Arthur O. Eve opportunity for higher education program.

S7892 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7892 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7892

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 the criteria for which
  a student can qualify for educational opportunity through  the  Arthur
  O. Eve opportunity for higher education program

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 3 and 4 of section 6451  of  the  education
law, subdivisions 1 and 4 as amended by chapter 917 of the laws of 1970,
subdivision  3  as  amended by chapter 494 of the laws of 2016 and para-
graph d of subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 26 of the laws  of  2019,
are amended to read as follows:
  1.  To  advance  the cause of educational opportunity in higher educa-
tion, the commissioner may  contract  with  non-public  institutions  of
higher  education for the support of special programs for the screening,
testing, counseling, tutoring of, and, assistance to, residents  of  the
state  who  are, (1) graduates of an approved high school or individuals
who have attained a New York state high school  equivalency  diploma  or
its  equivalent,  as  determined  by  the commissioner, (2) who have THE
INTELLECTUAL potential for the successful completion of a post secondary
program BUT NOT THE ACADEMIC PREPAREDNESS FOR THE INSTITUTION  IN  WHICH
THEY ARE APPLYING, and (3) [are economically and educationally disadvan-
taged]  DEMONSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY OF HIGH ECONOMICAL NEED, as defined
by the regents.
  3. Moneys made available to institutions through  contracts  shall  be
spent only for the following purposes:
  a.  Special testing, counseling and guidance services in the course of
screening potential enrollees;
  b. Remedial courses, developmental or compensatory courses and  summer
classes for such students;
  c.  Special  tutoring,  counseling  and  guidance  services  for  such
enrolled students;
  d. Any necessary supplemental financial assistance, which may  include
the  cost of books and necessary maintenance for such enrolled students,

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.