senate Bill S6517

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enhances supports and services for students with disabilities for postsecondary success

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2022 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 21, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 14, 2022 1st report cal.700
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1500
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 11, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 04, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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Mar 14, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6517
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2022

Jun 3, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6517
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 11, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S6517
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

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S6517 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8285
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6457, Ed L

S6517 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enhances supports and services for students with disabilities for postsecondary success starting in the 2021-2022 academic year; funds shall be appropriated proportionally for each student with a disability enrolled in an institution of higher education.

S6517 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6517
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STAVISKY  --  (at  request  of the State Education
   Department) -- 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 enhancing supports and
   services for students with disabilities for postsecondary success

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6457
 to read as follows:
   § 6457. ENHANCING SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
 FOR  POSTSECONDARY  SUCCESS.  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,
 "STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES" SHALL MEAN INDIVIDUALS  WITH  A  DISABILITY
 WHO  HAVE  A PHYSICAL OR MENTAL IMPAIRMENT THAT SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE
 OR MORE MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES, A RECORD OF SUCH  IMPAIRMENT,
 OR  BEING  REGARDED  AS HAVING SUCH IMPAIRMENT AND WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A
 DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTION IN NEW YORK.
   2. SUBJECT TO AN APPROPRIATION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALLOCATE  FUNDS
 AVAILABLE FOR ENHANCING SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABIL-
 ITIES  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE DEGREE GRANTING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SO
 THEY CAN SUCCEED IN THEIR EDUCATION. SUCH FUNDS SHALL BE AWARDED THROUGH
 GRANTS TO INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY AND INSTITUTIONS  OF  THE
 CITY  UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  AND  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENTER INTO
 CONTRACTS  WITH  DEGREE-GRANTING  INSTITUTIONS  IN  NEW  YORK  THAT  ARE
 CURRENTLY  FUNDED  UNDER  THE  TUITION  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UNDER ARTICLE
 FOURTEEN OF  THIS  CHAPTER  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PROVIDING  ADDITIONAL
 SERVICES AND SUPPORTS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABIL-
 ITIES.
   3. (A) FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE--TWO THOUSAND
 TWENTY-TWO  ACADEMIC  YEAR AND THEREAFTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS INITI-
 ATIVE SHALL BE ALLOCATED PROPORTIONALLY FOR EACH STUDENT WITH A DISABIL-
 ITY ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION  THAT  SUCCESSFULLY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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