senate Bill S8052

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes tuition assistance program awards for students enrolled in short-term credential programs offered by certain public institutions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Jan 21, 2022 referred to higher education

S8052 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9989
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §667-c-2, Ed L

S8052 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes tuition assistance program awards for students enrolled in short-term credential programs offered by certain public institutions.

S8052 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8052
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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  authorizing  tuition
   assistance  program awards for students enrolled in short-term creden-
   tial programs offered by certain public institutions

   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
 667-c-2 to read as follows:
   § 667-C-2. SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS. 1.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  LAW,  RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE PRES-
 IDENT OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE
 TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS TO  STUDENTS  ENROLLED  IN  SHORT-TERM
 CREDENTIAL  PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY),
 A COMMUNITY COLLEGE ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED  TWEN-
 TY-SIX  OF  THIS  CHAPTER, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF  NEW YORK (CUNY), OR A
 BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO  ARTI-
 CLE FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER, WHO MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR TUITION ASSIST-
 ANCE PROGRAM AWARDS.
   2.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, A SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL PROGRAM IS
 ONE THAT:
   A. PROVIDES NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY, AND  NOT  MORE  THAN  SIX
 HUNDRED,  CLOCK  HOURS  OF  INSTRUCTIONAL TIME OVER A PERIOD OF NOT LESS
 THAN EIGHT WEEKS AND NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN WEEKS;
    B. PROVIDES TRAINING ALIGNED WITH  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  HIGH-SKILL,
 HIGH-WAGE, OR IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY SECTORS OR OCCUPATIONS IN THE STATE, AS
 DETERMINED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
 LABOR; AND
   C. PROVIDES A STUDENT, UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, WITH  A  RECOG-
 NIZED  POSTSECONDARY  CREDENTIAL  THAT IS RECOGNIZED BY EMPLOYERS IN THE
 RELEVANT INDUSTRY,  INCLUDING  CREDENTIALS  RECOGNIZED  BY  INDUSTRY  OR
 SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN THE RELEVANT INDUSTRY IN THE STATE;
   3.  A.  FOR  STUDENTS  ENROLLED  IN A SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL PROGRAM AS
 DEFINED IN THIS SECTION, THE AWARD SHALL BE CALCULATED  AS  PROVIDED  IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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