senate Bill S4461A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts The New Deal for CUNY

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 28, 2022 print number 4461a
Jan 28, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Feb 05, 2021 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

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S4461 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5843
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6221, 6206 & 6220, Ed L; amd §22-c, St Fin L

S4461 - Summary

Enacts The New Deal for CUNY; increases the ratio of faculty and mental health counselors to full-time students; requires that certain amounts of tuition be replaced by federal, state, and city funds.

S4461 - Sponsor Memo

S4461 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4461
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
   to enacting The New Deal for CUNY
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This enacts "The New Deal for CUNY".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The Legislature hereby  recognizes  the  need
 for  The  New  Deal  for CUNY in order to ensure that the commitment the
 Legislature articulated in establishing the city university of New  York
 is  extended  to  present and future generations.   The 1961 legislation
 recognized that the creation of a city university as  a  single  unified
 system  was  "justified"  by  the  special needs of a multi-racial urban
 constituency and the "vital importance" of  creating  opportunities  for
 disadvantaged  New Yorkers. Those needs have only grown in the half-cen-
 tury since the Legislature's action. Yet CUNY's ability to fulfill  them
 has  diminished  as enrollment has skyrocketed and investment has failed
 to keep pace. The New Deal for CUNY reimagines CUNY as the  vital  urban
 university  it  must  be  if  it  is to serve the people of New York. It
 enhances CUNY's historic role as a leader  in  educational  justice  and
 economic  transformation.    This  legislation  restores  free  tuition,
 ensures adequate faculty  staffing,  and  aligns  student  support  with
 nationally  recommended  standards.  In  doing so, The New Deal for CUNY
 restores New York to national leadership in public higher education  and
 removes the barriers to student success that have prevented thousands of
 CUNY students from realizing the full potential of a college degree. The
 New Deal for CUNY gradually increases the ratio of students to full-time
 faculty  at CUNY to nationally recommended levels, with a special empha-
 sis on racial and ethnic diversity  in  hiring.  It  also  replaces  the
 system  of  underpayment  for  contingent faculty with a dignified labor
 system that provides students with the support they urgently need.  CUNY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S4461A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5843
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6221, 6206 & 6220, Ed L; amd §22-c, St Fin L

S4461A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts The New Deal for CUNY; increases the ratio of faculty and mental health counselors to full-time students; requires that certain amounts of tuition be replaced by federal, state, and city funds.

S4461A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4461A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4461--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRISPORT, COMRIE, GIANAR-
   IS,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAVANAGH,  LIU, MYRIE, PARKER, RAMOS, RIVERA,
   SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on  Higher  Education
   in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
   to enacting The New Deal for CUNY
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This enacts "The New Deal for CUNY".
   §  2.  Legislative  intent. The Legislature hereby recognizes the need
 for The New Deal for CUNY to ensure that the commitment the  Legislature
 articulated  in establishing the city university of New York is extended
 to present and future generations.  The 1961 legislation recognized that
 the creation of a city university as a single unified system was "justi-
 fied" by the special needs of a multi-racial urban constituency and  the
 "vital importance" of creating opportunities for disadvantaged New York-
 ers.  Those needs have only grown in the half-century since the Legisla-
 ture's action. Yet CUNY's ability to  fulfill  them  has  diminished  as
 enrollment  has  skyrocketed and investment has failed to keep pace. The
 New Deal for CUNY reimagines CUNY as the vital urban university it  must
 be if it is to serve the people of New York. It enhances CUNY's historic
 role  as  a  leader  in educational justice and economic transformation.
 This legislation restores free tuition, ensures adequate faculty  staff-
 ing,  and  aligns student support with nationally recommended standards.
 In doing so, The New Deal for CUNY restores New York to national leader-
 ship in public higher education and  removes  the  barriers  to  student
 success  that  have  prevented thousands of CUNY students from realizing
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09097-05-2

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