senate Bill S878

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to certain tuition waivers for police officer students of the state university of New York and the city university of New York

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
May 21, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Higher Education committee Vote

S878
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 21, 2019

S878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2408
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355 & 6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6385
2013-2014: S1788
2015-2016: S771, A7328
2017-2018: S1091, A6082
2021-2022: A6030

S878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes police officer students of the state university of New York and the city university of New York seeking a bachelor's degree to attend 2 courses a semester or quarter, tuition free.

S878 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   878

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 certain tuition  waiv-
  ers  for  police  officer students of the state university of New York
  and the city university of New York; and providing for the  repeal  of
  certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the  educa-
tion law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 1-a to read as follows:
  (1-A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL PERMIT  POLICE  OFFICERS,  AS
SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-Q OF THE GENERAL MUNIC-
IPAL LAW, WHO ARE ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS LEADING TO BACCALAUREATE OR HIGH-
ER  DEGREES  AT  STATE-OPERATED  INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY TO
ATTEND UP TO TWO  COURSES  PER  SEMESTER  OR  QUARTER  WITHOUT  TUITION,
PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH  TUITION-WAIVED  ATTENDANCE  DOES  NOT  DENY COURSE
ATTENDANCE AT A STATE-OPERATED  INSTITUTION  BY  AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  IS
OTHERWISE  QUALIFIED  UNDER THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION.
  § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 7 of section 6206 of  the  education
law,  as added by chapter 548 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as
follows:
  (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other  general,  special  or
local  law,  rule  or regulation, the board of trustees shall promulgate
regulations to permit [members of the New York  city  police  department
employed in the rank of police officer] POLICE OFFICERS, AS SUCH TERM IS
DEFINED  IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-Q OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, who
are enrolled in programs leading to baccalaureate or higher degrees at a
senior college of the city university to attend [one course] UP  TO  TWO
COURSES  PER  SEMESTER  OR  QUARTER  without tuition, provided that such

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

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