Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to higher education
|May 31, 2023
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S7486
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7486 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7486 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing loan forgiveness for mental health nurses PURPOSE: To provide loan forgiveness for mental health nurses. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. adds a new section to the education law to provide loan forgiveness for mental health nurses. Section 2. provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
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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