|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2022||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S8052
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8052 SPONSOR: REICHLIN-MELNICK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing tuition assistance program awards for students enrolled in short-term credential programs offered by certain public institutions PURPOSE: To allow the president of the higher education services corporation (HESC) to expand the tuition assistance program (TAP) to include students enrolled in an eligible short-term credential program offered by offered by certain public institutions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section, § 667-c-2, to the education law, author- izing the president of HESC to expand the availability of the tuition assistance program to students enrolled in eligible short-term creden- tial programs offered by SUNY, community colleges, CUNY, or a board of
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8052 I N S E N A T E January 21, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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 authorizing tuition assistance program awards for students enrolled in short-term creden- tial programs offered by certain public institutions 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 section 667-c-2 to read as follows: § 667-C-2. SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE PRES- IDENT OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY), A COMMUNITY COLLEGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWEN- TY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY), OR A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTI- CLE FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER, WHO MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR TUITION ASSIST- ANCE PROGRAM AWARDS. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL PROGRAM IS ONE THAT: A. PROVIDES NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY, AND NOT MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED, CLOCK HOURS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME OVER A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHT WEEKS AND NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN WEEKS; B. PROVIDES TRAINING ALIGNED WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-WAGE, OR IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY SECTORS OR OCCUPATIONS IN THE STATE, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; AND C. PROVIDES A STUDENT, UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, WITH A RECOG- NIZED POSTSECONDARY CREDENTIAL THAT IS RECOGNIZED BY EMPLOYERS IN THE RELEVANT INDUSTRY, INCLUDING CREDENTIALS RECOGNIZED BY INDUSTRY OR SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN THE RELEVANT INDUSTRY IN THE STATE; 3. A. FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL PROGRAM AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION, THE AWARD SHALL BE CALCULATED AS PROVIDED IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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