Bill S1370-2013

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program

Establishes the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program; grants awards for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for higher education for children and young adults receiving foster care services in New York.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1370

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OF BILL: Establish a foster care higher education scholarship program for youth who are receiving, or have received, foster care services in New York State

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one creates a title for the foster care higher education scholarship pilot program.

Section two amend section 604 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 13, creating the foster care higher education scholarship program.

Section three amends the education law by adding a new section 668-h. This section enacts the program and includes necessary definitions, eligibility requirements, and the parameters of the Scholarship award. The section provides that scholarship awards will be equal to the cost of tuition for a state resident at a New York State public university or a New York City public university. This section also establishes an assessment on the success of the program.

JUSTIFICATION: Many youth who age out of foster care have little to no support from adults. Like other 18-21 year olds, these young people sometimes need that support to avoid dropping out from college. Indeed, a recent Chapin Hall study of youth who were in foster care found that approximately 40% had dropped out of 2-year college and 55% of those who had dropped out of 4-year college did so because they were not able to afford to continue their education.

By supplementing the federal educational and training vouchers which are available to these students, it is expected that more students will be enabled to complete their studies and flourish as young adults. This bill establishes a pilot program to demonstrate the effectiveness of this contention.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.371 - Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire four years after the bill is enacted.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1370 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAIL- LAT, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERKINS -- 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 creating the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot 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. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "foster care higher education scholarship pilot program". S 2. Section 604 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-H OF THIS TITLE. S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 668-h to read as follows: S 668-H. FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRANTING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO ENHANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE RECEIVING, OR WHO HAVE RECEIVED, FOSTER CARE SERVICES IN NEW YORK STATE. SUCH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE TUITION AND NON-TUITION COSTS OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN APPROVED IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS. 2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM: (A) "TUITION" MEANS THE TOTAL SEMESTER, QUARTER, OR CREDIT HOUR COST OF INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENT AS PERIODICALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOGUE OF THE INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MANDATORY FEES, BOOK CHARG- ES, AND ROOM AND BOARD.
(B) "NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE" MEANS (I) THE ACTUAL AMOUNT CHARGED BY THE INSTITUTION FOR ROOM AND BOARD, AND (II) AN ALLOWANCE FOR TRANSPORTATION, BOOKS, SUPPLIES, AND PERSONAL EXPENSES AS DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND AS APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, PROVIDED THAT SUCH DETERMINATION SHALL BE MADE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR FOR USE IN THE SUCCEEDING ACADEMIC YEAR. IN THE EVENT A STUDENT DOES NOT INCUR ROOM OR BOARD CHARGES AT THE INSTITUTION, "NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE" SHALL MEAN AN ALLOWANCE FOR ROOM AND BOARD AS DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET. IN DETERMINING ALLOWANCES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH, THE PRESI- DENT MAY TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE ALLOWANCES PROVIDED FOR IN THE PELL GRANT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 1070-A OF TITLE 20 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. (C) "PART-TIME STUDY" MEANS ENROLLMENT FOR AT LEAST THREE BUT LESS THAN TWELVE SEMESTER HOURS PER SEMESTER, OR THE EQUIVALENT, IN AN APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM. (D) "FULL-TIME STUDY" SHALL MEAN ENROLLMENT FOR AT LEAST TWELVE CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER, OR THE EQUIVALENT, IN AN APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM. (E) "APPROVED VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS" MEANS IN-STATE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY AGENCIES APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR FUNDING PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL APPROVE ONLY SUCH NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS WHICH ARE AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED TWENTY CLOCK HOURS IN LENGTH, AND WHICH MEET STANDARDS OF INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY ESTABLISHED IN REGU- LATIONS BY THE COMMISSIONER. THESE STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, QUALIFICATIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL PERSON- NEL, QUALITY OF FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, RECORDKEEPING, ADMISSION, GRADING, ATTENDANCE, AND RECORD OF PLACEMENT OF COMPLETERS WHICH MEETS STANDARDS OF ACCEPTABILITY AS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER. 3. ELIGIBILITY. (A) AN APPLICANT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IF, AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL APPLICA- TION TO THE CORPORATION, THE APPLICANT HAS APPLIED FOR AND BEEN SELECTED TO RECEIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AN EDUCATION AND TRAINING VOUCHER PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH I OF SECTION 677 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE FOR THE FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR FOLLOWING ENACTMENT OF THE LEGISLATION AND: (1) IS A LEGAL RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE; (2) IS SIXTEEN TO TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF AGE; (3) HAS RECEIVED FOSTER CARE SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR ARTICLE TEN OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT FOR A PERIOD OF NINE MONTHS OR MORE FOLLOWING THE CHILD'S SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY OR HAS BEEN ADOPTED AFTER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN; (4) HAS RECEIVED (I) A CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATION FROM A SCHOOL PROVID- ING SECONDARY EDUCATION FROM A STATE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES; OR (II) THE RECOGNIZED EQUIVALENT OF SUCH CERTIFICATE; OR (III) RECEIVED A PASS- ING SCORE ON A FEDERALLY APPROVED ABILITY TO BENEFIT TEST THAT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS AS SATISFYING THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION AND HAS BEEN INDEPENDENTLY ADMINISTERED AND EVALUATED AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER; AND (5) IS MATRICULATED IN (I) AN APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM OR (II) AN APPROVED IN-STATE VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM. PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART, THE INSTITUTION OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM SHALL BE ONE THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED AND OPERATING IN THIS STATE FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE IV OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED.
(B) APPLICATIONS FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SHALL BE MADE ON FORMS AND IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE CORPORATION. 4. AMOUNT. (A) THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS: (1) IF THE RECIPIENT ATTENDS AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AT AN INSTITU- TION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR AN INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE ANNUAL AWARD SHALL BE AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO: THE TUITION CHARGED AT THE APPLICABLE INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSI- TY OF NEW YORK OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PROVIDED THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE TUITION CHARGED TO AWARD RECIPIENTS SHALL NOT EXCEED THAT CHARGED TO STATE RESI- DENT STUDENTS ATTENDING SUCH INSTITUTION; THE MANDATORY FEES CHARGED AT SUCH INSTITUTION; AND THE NON-TUITION COSTS OF ATTENDANCE AT SUCH INSTI- TUTION OR COLLEGE, PROVIDED THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP SHALL NOT EXCEED AN AMOUNT THAT IS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL COSTS OF ATTENDANCE DETERMINED FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PURPOSES, LESS ALL OTHER SCHOLAR- SHIPS AND GRANTS PROVIDED BY NEW YORK STATE, OTHER STATES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR OTHER GOVERNMENTS EXCLUDING LOANS, AND THE AMOUNT OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS EXCLUDING LOANS PAID UNDER ANY PROGRAM THAT WOULD DUPLICATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM, PROVIDED THAT ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS PROVIDED TO A RECIPIENT BY THE INSTITUTION WHICH ARE INTENDED TO FUND ANY PORTION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ANNUAL AWARD AMOUNT AND THE ACTUAL COSTS OF ATTENDANCE AT ANY SUCH INSTITUTION SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO DUPLICATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM. (2) IF THE RECIPIENT ATTENDS ANY OTHER APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE ANNUAL AWARD SHALL BE BASED UPON AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO: THE TUITION CHARGED TO STATE RESIDENT STUDENTS ATTENDING A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK; THE AVERAGE MANDATORY FEES CHARGED AT FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, OR THE ACTUAL TUITION AND FEES CHARGED TO THE RECIPIENT, WHICHEVER IS LESS; AND THE AVERAGE NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE, AS DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND AS APPROVED BY THE DIREC- TOR OF THE BUDGET, FOR A STUDENT AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR THE ACTUAL NON-TUITION COST OF ATTENDANCE AT SUCH INSTITUTION INCURRED BY THE RECIPIENT, WHICHEVER IS LESS, PROVIDED THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP SHALL NOT EXCEED AN AMOUNT THAT IS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE DETERMINED FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PURPOSES, LESS ALL OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS PROVIDED BY NEW YORK STATE, OTHER STATES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR OTHER GOVERNMENTS EXCLUDING LOANS, AND THE AMOUNT OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS EXCLUDING LOANS PAID UNDER ANY PROGRAM THAT WOULD DUPLICATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM, PROVIDED THAT ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS PROVIDED TO A RECIPIENT BY THE INSTITUTION WHICH ARE INTENDED TO FUND ANY PORTION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ANNUAL AWARD AMOUNT AND THE ACTUAL COSTS OF ATTENDANCE AT ANY SUCH INSTITUTION SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO DUPLICATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM. (B) NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL MODIFY OR ELIMINATE THE OBLIGATIONS OF A SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW WHO, FOR A FOSTER CHILD IN ATTENDANCE AT A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AWAY FROM HIS OR HER FOSTER FAMILY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, AGENCY BOARDING HOME OR INSTITUTION, MAKES FOSTER PAYMENTS TO SUCH COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN LIEU OF PAYMENT TO THE FOSTER PARENTS OR AUTHORIZED AGENCY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ROOM AND BOARD. (C) IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMBINATION OF ALL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID RECEIVED BY A STUDENT EXCEED A RECIPIENT'S TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE AT THE INSTITUTION BEING ATTENDED.
5. ADDITIONAL SERVICES. IF A STUDENT QUALIFYING FOR THE FOSTER CARE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM HAS MATRICULATED IN AN UNDER- GRADUATE INSTITUTION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, OR A NON-PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION WHICH OPERATES AN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OR SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, THE STUDENT SHOULD BE PROVIDED ACCESS TO THE SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THIS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, INCLUDING REMEDIAL COURSES, DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPENSATORY COURSES AND SUMMER CLASSES, SPECIAL TUTORING, COUNSELING, AND GUIDANCE SERVICES. 6. DURATION. (A) EACH RECIPIENT ENROLLED IN AN APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SHALL RECEIVE AWARDS FOR MORE THAN EIGHT SEMESTERS OF FULL TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS. (B) NO RECIPIENT ENROLLED IN AN APPROVED VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM SHALL RECEIVE AWARDS FOR MORE THAN FOUR SEMESTERS OF FULL-TIME STUDY OR THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY. 7. REQUIREMENTS. (A) EACH RECIPIENT OF AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL ENROLL IN AN APPROVED FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME DEGREE, DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OR COURSE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AND RETAIN SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC STANDING. (B) EACH RECIPIENT OF A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A NEW APPLICATION FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR AND MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPHS ONE THROUGH FIVE OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, PROVIDED THAT NO RECIPIENT SHALL RECEIVE AWARDS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME EXCEEDING THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION. (C) EACH APPLICANT SHALL HAVE COMPLETED THE FOLLOWING AT THE TIME OF INITIAL APPLICATION AND EACH APPLICATION FOR SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEARS: (1) APPLIED FOR A TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARD PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN OF THIS SUBPART, (2) COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED A FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 1090 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, AND (3) APPLIED FOR AND BEEN SELECTED TO RECEIVE AN EDUCA- TIONAL AND TRAINING VOUCHER PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH I OF SECTION 677 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, WHEN DETERMINING THE ANNUAL AWARD AMOUNT, ANY GRANT AID OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED, EXCLUDING LOANS, SHALL BE UTILIZED TO OFFSET THE TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE DETERMINED FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PURPOSES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE, EXCEPT THAT NOTHING SHALL REQUIRE THAT AID RECEIVED WHICH MAY BE USED TOWARDS COSTS OTHER THAN TUITION SHALL BE APPLIED TOWARD THE COST OF TUITION. 8. REPORTS AND THE EVALUATION OF THE PILOT PROGRAM. UPON THE COMPLETION OF TWO YEARS OF OPERATION AND FOUR YEARS OF OPERATION, THE PRESIDENT SHALL EVALUATE AND ASSESS THE RESULTS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: (A) THE RETENTION RATE OF ALL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED IN A FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM UPON TWO YEARS OF OPERATION; (B) THE RETENTION RATE OF ALL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED IN A FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WITH ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OFFERED UNDER AN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE AND SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER UPON TWO YEARS OF OPERATION; (C) THE DEGREE COMPLETION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS UPON TWO YEARS OF OPERATION;
(D) THE DEGREE COMPLETION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN A TWO-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM UPON TWO YEARS OF OPERATION; (E) THE DEGREE COMPLETION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN A TWO-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WITH ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OFFERED UNDER AN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE AND SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER UPON TWO YEARS OF OPERATION; (F) THE DEGREE COMPLETION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN A FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM UPON FOUR YEARS OF OPERATION; (G) THE DEGREE COMPLETION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN A FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WITH ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OFFERED UNDER AN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE AND SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER UPON FOUR YEARS OF OPERATION; (H) THE RETENTION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS PART-TIME STUDENTS IN AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM UPON FOUR YEARS OF OPERATION; AND (I) THE RETENTION RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ENROLLED AS PART-TIME STUDENTS IN AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WITH ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OFFERED UNDER AN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE AND SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER UPON FOUR YEARS OF OPERATION. 9. RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE CORPORATION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, SHALL PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; and shall be applicable for awards made for the academic year which begins on the first of July next succeeding such effective date and shall expire four years later, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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