Senate Bill S4247

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to assistance for SUNY and CUNY students experiencing homelessness

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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-S4247 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title 7 Art 116 §§5800 - 5804, Ed L

2023-S4247 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides assistance for SUNY and CUNY students experiencing homelessness; designates liaison officers on campuses; creates systems for students experiencing homelessness to access support services and other resources available to the students.

2023-S4247 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4247 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4247
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 7, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to providing assistance
   to students experiencing homelessness
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Title  7  of the education law is amended by adding a new
 article 116 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 116
              HOMELESS STUDENT HOUSING ACCESS AND ASSISTANCE
 SECTION 5800. DEFINITION.
         5801. DESIGNATION OF LIAISON OFFICERS,  REGIONAL  CONTACTS,  AND
                 CAMPUS  CONTACTS  TO  ASSIST STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOME-
                 LESSNESS.
         5802. ACCESS TO HOUSING FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.
         5803. PRIORITY ENROLLMENT.
         5804. ASSISTANCE WITH COLLEGE  FEES  FOR  STUDENTS  EXPERIENCING
                 HOMELESSNESS.
   §  5800.  DEFINITION.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  ARTICLE, THE TERM
 "STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS" SHALL MEAN STUDENTS WHO AT ANY TIME
 DURING THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR OR  THE  TWENTY-FOUR  MONTHS  IMMEDIATELY
 PRECEDING  THEIR  ENROLLMENT  IN COLLEGE HAVE BEEN "HOMELESS CHILDREN OR
 YOUTH" AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED  UNDER  42  U.S.C.  SECTION  11434A,  AND
 INCLUDES STUDENTS WHO RESIDE IN A STUDENT HOUSING FACILITY MAINTAINED BY
 A  COLLEGE DURING AN ACADEMIC TERM BUT WHO ARE HOMELESS BETWEEN ACADEMIC
 TERMS.
   § 5801. DESIGNATION OF LIAISON OFFICERS, REGIONAL CONTACTS, AND CAMPUS
 CONTACTS TO ASSIST STUDENTS  EXPERIENCING  HOMELESSNESS.  1.  THE  STATE
 UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK EACH SHALL
 HIRE AT LEAST ONE FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBER TO ACT AS A  LIAISON
 OFFICER FOR CURRENT AND INCOMING STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06611-03-3
              

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