Senate Bill S2146A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts The New Deal for CUNY

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2146 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6221, 6206 & 6220, Ed L; amd §22-c, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4461

2023-S2146 - 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.

2023-S2146 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2146 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2146
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, BAILEY, BRISPORT, CLEARE, COMRIE, GIANAR-
   IS,  HARCKHAM,  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  JACKSON, KAVANAGH, LIU, MYRIE, PARKER,
   PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  STAVI-
   SKY,  THOMAS -- 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 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
 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  emphasis  on  racial  and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01527-01-3
              

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2023-S2146A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6221, 6206 & 6220, Ed L; amd §22-c, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4461

2023-S2146A (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.

2023-S2146A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2146A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2146--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GOUNARDES,  BAILEY, BRISPORT, BROUK, CHU, CLEARE,
   COMRIE, FERNANDEZ, GIANARIS, GONZALEZ, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  JACK-
   SON,  KAVANAGH,  LIU,  MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR,
   SANDERS, SCARCELLA-SPANTON, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO,  STAVISKY,  THOMAS  --
   read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee  on  Higher  Education  --  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.
                                                            LBD01527-02-3
              

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