senate Bill S5924C

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibited practices relating to student educational debt

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Current Bill Status Via A6938 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 04, 2022 signed chap.180
Apr 27, 2022 delivered to governor
Mar 31, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.132
substituted for s5924c
Mar 31, 2022 substituted by a6938b
Mar 07, 2022 amended on third reading 5924c
Mar 01, 2022 amended on third reading (t) 5924b
Jan 19, 2022 advanced to third reading
Jan 18, 2022 2nd report cal.
Jan 12, 2022 1st report cal.132
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 25, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1078
Apr 28, 2021 print number 5924a
Apr 28, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 23, 2021 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Jan 12, 2022 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S5924A
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 12, 2022

nay (2)

May 18, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S5924A
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

aye wr (2)

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S5924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-C §640, Ed L

S5924 - Summary

Prohibits certain practices regarding collection and enforcement of student debt.

S5924 - Sponsor Memo

S5924 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5924
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
   certain  practices  in  the collection of education debt; and to amend
   the education law, in relation to student debts and extending  college
   access  challenge  grant  funds to ready adults returning to school to
   complete a degree
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Section  601  of the general business law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
   12. NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THE  EDUCATION
 LAW  OR 8 NYCRR PART 302, WITHHOLD A STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT FOR FAILURE TO
 PAY PAST OR PRESENTLY DUE TUITION, CONDITION THE PROVISION  OF  A  TRAN-
 SCRIPT ON THE PAYMENT OF A DEBT, OTHER THAN A FEE CHARGED TO PROVIDE THE
 TRANSCRIPT,  OR  OTHERWISE  USE  TRANSCRIPT  ISSUANCE AS A TOOL FOR DEBT
 COLLECTION.
   § 2. Section 602 of the general business law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
   4. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE IS ALSO A DECEPTIVE ACT AND PRACTICES
 UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER.
   §  3. Section 2 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdi-
 vision 25 to read as follows:
   25. DEBT. THE TERM "DEBT" MEANS ANY MONEY, OBLIGATION, CLAIM, OR  SUM,
 DUE  OR  OWING,  OR ALLEGED TO BE DUE OR OWING, FROM A STUDENT, BUT DOES
 NOT INCLUDE THE FEE, IF ANY, CHARGED TO  ALL  STUDENTS  FOR  THE  ACTUAL
 COSTS OF PROVIDING THE TRANSCRIPTS.
   § 4. The education law is amended by adding a new article 13-c to read
 as follows:
 
                               ARTICLE 13-C
                    STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES

 SECTION 640. STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES.

Co-Sponsors

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S5924A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-C §640, Ed L

S5924A - Summary

Prohibits certain practices regarding collection and enforcement of student debt.

S5924A - Sponsor Memo

S5924A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5924--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. THOMAS, GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Consumer
   Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business  law  and  the  education  law,  in
   relation  to prohibiting certain practices in the collection of educa-
   tion debt
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Section  601  of the general business law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
   12. NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THE  EDUCATION
 LAW  OR 8 NYCRR PART 302, WITHHOLD A STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT FOR FAILURE TO
 PAY PAST OR PRESENTLY DUE TUITION, CONDITION THE PROVISION  OF  A  TRAN-
 SCRIPT ON THE PAYMENT OF A DEBT, OTHER THAN A FEE CHARGED TO PROVIDE THE
 TRANSCRIPT,  OR  OTHERWISE  USE  TRANSCRIPT  ISSUANCE AS A TOOL FOR DEBT
 COLLECTION.
   § 2. Section 602 of the general business law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
   4. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE IS ALSO A DECEPTIVE ACT AND PRACTICES
 UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER.
   §  3. Section 2 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdi-
 vision 25 to read as follows:
   25. DEBT. THE TERM "DEBT" MEANS ANY MONEY, OBLIGATION, CLAIM, OR  SUM,
 DUE  OR  OWING,  OR ALLEGED TO BE DUE OR OWING, FROM A STUDENT, BUT DOES
 NOT INCLUDE THE FEE, IF ANY, CHARGED TO  ALL  STUDENTS  FOR  THE  ACTUAL
 COSTS OF PROVIDING THE TRANSCRIPTS.
   § 4. The education law is amended by adding a new article 13-C to read
 as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08218-03-1

Co-Sponsors

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S5924B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-C §640, Ed L

S5924B - Summary

Prohibits certain practices regarding collection and enforcement of student debt.

S5924B - Sponsor Memo

S5924B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5924--B
     Cal. No. 132
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. THOMAS, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HINCHEY, JACK-
   SON, MANNION, MAY, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Consumer Protection --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on
   Consumer Protection in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting certain
   practices in the collection of education debt
 
   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 article 13-C
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 13-C
                    STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES
 SECTION 640. STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES.
   § 640. STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES. 1.  NO INSTITUTION OF HIGH-
 ER EDUCATION SHALL:
   (A) WITHHOLD OR CONDITION THE PROVISION OF A STUDENT'S  TRANSCRIPT  ON
 THE PAYMENT OF A DEBT TO THE INSTITUTION; OR
   (B) CHARGE A HIGHER FEE OR PROVIDE LESS FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF A TRAN-
 SCRIPT  REQUEST  BECAUSE  A  STUDENT  OWES  A  DEBT  TO THE INSTITUTION,
 PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT AN INSTITUTION MAY CHARGE A FEE FOR THE  ISSUANCE
 OF A TRANSCRIPT.
   2.  IN  ADDITION  TO  SUCH PENALTIES AS MAY OTHERWISE BE APPLICABLE BY
 LAW, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL  SERVICES  MAY,  AFTER  NOTICE  AND
 HEARING,  ENJOIN  SUCH  TRANSCRIPT WITHHOLDING PRACTICES AND REQUIRE ANY
 INSTITUTION FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  ARTICLE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08218-08-2

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S5924C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-C §640, Ed L

S5924C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain practices regarding collection and enforcement of student debt.

S5924C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5924C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5924--C
     Cal. No. 132
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. THOMAS, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HINCHEY, JACK-
   SON, MANNION, MAY, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Consumer Protection --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on
   Consumer Protection in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting certain
   practices in the collection of student debt
 
   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 article 13-C
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 13-C
                    STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES
 SECTION 640. STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED PRACTICES.
   § 640. STUDENT DEBT; PROHIBITED  PRACTICES.  1.    NO  DEGREE-GRANTING
 INSTITUTION  OR  LICENSED  PRIVATE  CAREER SCHOOL, AS DEFINED BY SECTION
 FIVE THOUSAND ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL:
   (A) WITHHOLD A TRANSCRIPT BECAUSE A STUDENT OWES A DEBT TO SUCH INSTI-
 TUTION OR SCHOOL;
   (B) CONDITION THE PROVISION OF A TRANSCRIPT ON A STUDENT'S PAYMENT  OF
 A DEBT TO SUCH INSTITUTION OR SCHOOL; OR
   (C) CHARGE A HIGHER FEE OR PROVIDE LESS FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF A TRAN-
 SCRIPT  REQUEST  BECAUSE  A  STUDENT  OWES A DEBT TO SUCH INSTITUTION OR
 SCHOOL, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT AN INSTITUTION OR SCHOOL MAY CHARGE A FEE
 FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A TRANSCRIPT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08218-12-2

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