Bill A6391B-2009

Requires a report by the higher education services corporation

Requires a report by the higher education services corporation to be submitted on February 15th of each year; repeals on the date of submission in 2013.

Details

Actions

  • May 24, 2010: substituted by s3603c
  • May 20, 2010: advanced to third reading cal.897
  • May 17, 2010: reported
  • Apr 14, 2010: print number 6391b
  • Apr 14, 2010: amend and recommit to ways and means
  • Apr 13, 2010: reported referred to ways and means
  • Jan 19, 2010: committed to higher education
  • Jan 12, 2010: amended on third reading 6391a
  • Jan 6, 2010: ordered to third reading cal.438
  • Jan 6, 2010: RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 6, 2010: DIED IN SENATE
  • Aug 6, 2009: RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • Aug 6, 2009: SUBSTITUTION RECONSIDERED
  • Jul 16, 2009: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jul 16, 2009: 3RD READING CAL.911
  • Jul 16, 2009: SUBSTITUTED FOR S3603
  • May 27, 2009: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • May 27, 2009: delivered to senate
  • May 27, 2009: passed assembly
  • Apr 23, 2009: advanced to third reading cal.401
  • Apr 21, 2009: reported
  • Mar 17, 2009: reported referred to ways and means
  • Mar 3, 2009: referred to higher education

Memo

BILL NUMBER:A6391B

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to reporting on the tuition assistance program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires a report by the higher education service corporation.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Report on the tuition assistance program. The president of the higher education services corporation shall be submitted by February 15 of each year to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the assembly, the chair of senate finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means committee and the chairs of higher education committees in bothhouses.

JUSTIFICATION: The passing of this bill will allow for the legislature and the governor to have access to the TAP information. It will allow for an analysis of the program and give the state the ability to see how the recipients of TAP are utilizing the funding they receive. Today it is most necessary to know how the funding for such a vital program as TAP is being used.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nominal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed upon the submission of the report on February 15, 2013.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6391--B 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 3, 2009 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL, JAFFEE, CASTRO, ROBINSON, PHEFFER, CAHILL, BARRON, LIFTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, BRENNAN, CAMARA, COLTON, CUSICK, DESTITO, FARRELL, GABRYSZAK, GUNTHER, HOOPER, JACOBS, KELLNER, LANCMAN, LUPARDO, MAISEL, O'DONNELL, SCHIMEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on High- er Education -- reported from committee, advanced to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT relating to reporting on the tuition assistance program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Report on the tuition assistance program. The president of the higher education services corporation shall develop and prepare a report on the tuition assistance program (TAP) which shall be submitted by February 15 of each year to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the assem- bly, the minority leader of the assembly, the chair of the senate finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means committee and the chairs of the higher education committees in both houses. Such report shall review and include, but not be limited to, information or data on the following areas: (1) All polices regarding, and the costs associated with, the distrib- ution of TAP funds to both full-time and part-time TAP recipients. (2) Payment schedules, certification times, and repayment procedures for TAP. (3) A survey of the eligibility requirements for full-time and part- time TAP recipients.
(4) A review of all procedures for the adjustments of income for change in circumstance and its impact and utilization by recipients of TAP, at each institution, each semester or trimester. (5) The number and circumstances under which one-time exemptions from academic progress requirements were granted to recipients of TAP, at each institution, each semester or trimester. (6) The availability of state financial assistance as it pertains to the increasing cost of attending a college or university. (7) The number of students receiving TAP, full-time and part-time, at each institution, each semester or trimester. (8) The number of credits earned by students receiving TAP, full-time and part-time, at each institution, each semester or trimester. (9) The number of students receiving TAP, full-time and part-time, at each institution, each semester or trimester, that become ineligible for TAP because they have exhausted their allotment. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed upon the submission of the report on February 15, 2013.

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