senate Bill S958

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the essential workers student grant act to provide student financial aid grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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

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S958 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §669-i, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8271

S958 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the essential workers student grant act to provide student financial aid grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19.

S958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    958
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 enacting  the  "essen-
   tial  workers  student  grant  act"  to  provide student financial aid
   grants to individuals who served as essential workers during the state
   of emergency declared as a result of COVID-19
 
   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 the "essential
 workers student grant act".
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  669-i  to
 read as follows:
   §  669-I.  ESSENTIAL  WORKERS  STUDENT  GRANT PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE. THE
 ESSENTIAL WORKERS STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM IS  HEREBY  CREATED  TO  PROVIDE
 FINANCIAL  AID  GRANTS  TO  INDIVIDUALS  WHO SERVED AS ESSENTIAL WORKERS
 DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED AS A RESULT OF COVID-19  AND  ARE
 SEEKING COLLEGE EDUCATION OR CAREER EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
   2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A.  "GOOD  ACADEMIC  STANDING"  MEANS  RETAINING A MINIMUM GRADE POINT
 AVERAGE OF 2.5 OR THE EQUIVALENT.
   B. "PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLEGE  OR
 UNIVERSITY LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   C.  "COST  OF ATTENDANCE" MEANS TUITION, REQUIRED FEES, LABORATORY AND
 OTHER INSTRUCTION RELATED TO EXPENSES, BOOKS, TRANSPORTATION,  AND  ROOM
 AND BOARD.
   3.  ELIGIBILITY.  THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM SHALL BE
 AVAILABLE TO THOSE PERSONS:
   A. WHO REMAIN IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING;
   B. WHO ATTEND A PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION FOR AT LEAST THREE  SEMESTER
 HOURS;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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