assembly Bill A54

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts tuition-free NY to provide free tuition at SUNY, CUNY and community colleges

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to higher education

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A54 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1739
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6304, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6511
2015-2016: S4760
2017-2018: S4749
2019-2020: A8616, S1725

A54 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes tuition free for New York state residents at SUNY and CUNY schools and community colleges; requires state residency and employment for a period of five years after completion of academic program.

A54 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    54
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ABBATE, BENEDETTO, BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON,
   GUNTHER,  KIM,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PICHARDO, RODRIGUEZ, STECK, SANTABAR-
   BARA,   RAMOS,   FAHY,   L. ROSENTHAL,   SOLAGES,   BARRETT,   STIRPE,
   JEAN-PIERRE,  ROZIC,  BICHOTTE, BRONSON, BARRON, COOK, JOYNER, CAHILL,
   LAVINE, SIMON, HEVESI, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, DAVILA, AUBRY,  PRETLOW,
   WALKER,  ABINANTI,  RICHARDSON, HYNDMAN, HUNTER, EPSTEIN, BUTTENSCHON,
   CYMBROWITZ, SEAWRIGHT, JACOBSON, ZEBROWSKI, MAGNARELLI --  Multi-Spon-
   sored  by  --  M.    of  A. CUSICK, LUPARDO, PAULIN, PERRY, J. RIVERA,
   THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting "Tuition-Free
   NY"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as "Tuition-Free
 NY".
   § 2. Paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education  law
 is amended by adding a new subparagraph 1-a to read as follows:
   (1-A) THE TRUSTEES SHALL IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO PERMIT ANY STUDENT WHO
 HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO A STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSI-
 TY  TO  ATTEND  WITHOUT  THE PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES IF SUCH STUDENT
 FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS  OF
 THIS SUBPARAGRAPH.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL ONLY APPLY
 TO COSTS OF ONE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS ASSOCIATED
 WITH  MORE  THAN  ONE  SIMULTANEOUS  UNDERGRADUATE  DEGREE  SHALL NOT BE
 COVERED BY THIS PROGRAM.
   (I) THE TRUSTEES SHALL PROVIDE AN APPLICATION PROCESS  AND  ADMINISTER
 THE PROGRAM ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
   (A)  ANY  STUDENT  ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENT TUITION RATES IS ELIGIBLE FOR
 THIS PROGRAM.

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