senate Bill S5924A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibited practices relating to student educational debt

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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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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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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

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S5924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§601 & 602, Gen Bus L; amd §2, 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.

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S5924A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6938
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§601 & 602, Gen Bus L; amd §2, add Art 13-C §640, Ed L

S5924A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain practices regarding collection and enforcement of student debt.

S5924A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5924A (ACTIVE) - 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

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