senate Bill S1520

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a commission to evaluate the need for community colleges to participate in the educational opportunity program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 03, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.96
Jan 12, 2021 referred to higher education


S1520 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3485
2019-2020: S6788

S1520 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a commission to evaluate the need for community colleges to participate in the educational opportunity program.

S1520 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1520 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 12, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 AN ACT relating to creating the commission on affordable college  educa-
   tion  to  study  the participation of community colleges in the educa-
   tional opportunity program; and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  hereby  acknowledges
 the  need for a college education to compete in today's market. Further-
 more, residents throughout New York state are in need of more affordable
 higher education options. Currently, ten out of the thirty SUNY communi-
 ty colleges do not participate in the Educational  Opportunity  Programs
 (EOP),  which provide vital financial and academic support for thousands
 of academic and economically disadvantaged New  Yorkers  throughout  the
 state.  Subsequently, community college students from those ten two-year
 colleges, who seek to transfer into a four-year school as Higher  Educa-
 tion  Opportunity  Program  (HEOP)  or  EOP  applicants risk potentially
 disqualifying  themselves  for  such  financial  and  academic   support
   §  2.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the "commission on
 affordable college education", is hereby established to examine,  evalu-
 ate and make recommendations concerning the need for the ten SUNY commu-
 nity  colleges  to participate in EOP. The commission shall consider the
 need for additional legislation to amend  current  eligibility  criteria
 for transfer students.
   § 3. The commission shall consist of thirteen members, to be appointed
 as follows: three members to be appointed by the governor; three members
 to  be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members
 to be appointed by the speaker  of  the  assembly;  two  members  to  be
 appointed  by  the  minority leader of the senate; and two members to be
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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