Senate Bill S7486

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for loan forgiveness for mental health nurses

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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-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4562
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §679-k, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5552, A8211
2019-2020: S1429, A2892
2021-2022: S2664, A5220

2023-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for loan forgiveness for mental health nurses that make a commitment to practice in a "rural" tract or county.

2023-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7486
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  providing  loan
   forgiveness for mental health nurses
 
   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  679-k
 to read as follows:
   § 679-K. NEW YORK STATE MENTAL HEALTH NURSE LOAN FORGIVENESS INCENTIVE
 PROGRAM. 1.  PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS
 AWARDS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF ALLEVIATING THE BURDEN OF STUDENT LOAN DEBT
 FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSES IN NEW YORK STATE. SUCH AWARDS SHALL BE MADE ON
 A COMPETITIVE BASIS AS PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION FOR SUCH PURPOSES,
 TO APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. SUCH  RULES  AND  REGU-
 LATIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVISIONS FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF APPLICANTS WHO
 ARE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.
   2.  ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,
 APPLICANTS SHALL:
   (A) HAVE GRADUATED AND OBTAINED A DEGREE FROM  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK
 STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY;
   (B) HAVE AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT FROM OBTAINING SUCH DEGREE;
   (C)  BE  EMPLOYED  AS A PROFESSIONAL OR PRACTICAL NURSE, NURSE PRACTI-
 TIONER, OR CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN NEW  YORK  STATE  IN  ACCORDANCE
 WITH  SECTIONS SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FIVE, SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED
 SIX, SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TEN AND SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED  ELEVEN
 OF THIS CHAPTER;
   (D) APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM WITHIN TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE GRADUATION;
   (E)  COMPLY  WITH  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE AND FIVE OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED
 SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09052-01-3
 S. 7486                             2
 
              

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