senate Bill S3976

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides a program fee option for graduate students

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 (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Feb 01, 2021 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S3976 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3916

S3976 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a program fee option for graduate students.

S3976 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3976
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. STAVISKY, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BORREL-
   LO,  BOYLE,  GALLIVAN,  GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN,
   KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MAYER,  MYRIE,  RIVERA,  SALAZAR,  SAVINO,
   SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, 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 providing a program
   fee option for graduate students
 
   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 11 to read as follows:
   (11) THE TRUSTEES SHALL ALSO ESTABLISH AN ACCESS FEE OPTION THAT WOULD
 ALLOW A STUDENT WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE
 AND HAS COMPLETED AT LEAST THIRTY CREDITS, AND IS ON  LEAVE  FROM  FULL-
 TIME  STUDY,  TO  MAINTAIN ACCESS TO CERTAIN FACILITIES WITHIN THE STATE
 UNIVERSITY SUCH AS LIBRARIES, COMPUTERS AND/OR STUDENT CENTERS IN  ORDER
 TO  CONTINUE A RESEARCH PROJECT OR TO PURSUE OTHER ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY, WITHOUT BEING ENROLLED  IN  REGULAR
 CREDIT  COURSES. SUCH FEE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE COST OF ONE CREDIT OF THE
 STUDENT'S PROGRAM OF GRADUATE OR DOCTORATE COURSE WORK AS ESTABLISHED BY
 THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY.  ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE  MANDATORY
 UNIVERSITY  FEES, WITH THE EXCLUSION OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
 STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE, SHALL NOT BE CHARGED TO A GRADUATE STUDENT SERVING
 A FULL-TIME OR HALF-TIME APPOINTMENT AS A GRADUATE  TEACHING  ASSISTANT,
 GRADUATE ASSISTANT, GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSO-
 CIATE,  OR GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATE. ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE MANDATORY
 UNIVERSITY FEES, WITH THE EXCLUSION OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT  ASSOCIATION
 STUDENT  ACTIVITY  FEE,  SHALL NOT BE CHARGED TO A SUNY GRADUATE STUDENT
 SERVING A FULL-TIME OR HALF-TIME  APPOINTMENT  AS  A  GRADUATE  TEACHING
 ASSISTANT,  GRADUATE  ASSISTANT,  GRADUATE  RESEARCH ASSISTANT, GRADUATE
 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, OR GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATE, OR TO A CUNY  GRADU-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. 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.