Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to financial aid disclosure
PURPOSE: This legislation protects students and those responsible for the payment of enrollment costs for that student at an institution of higher education by requiring that institutions of higher education disclose their policies regarding adjustments to financial aid awards.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation requires that an institution of higher education disclose to students and prospective students its financial aid policy regarding adjustments made by the institution to an individual's financial aid award.
JUSTIFICATION: Due to the rising costs of receiving higher education, students often rely on financial aid awards when choosing which college they will attend. Financial aid is often awarded to students when several factors such as the individual's income, financial need, outside scholarships, grants, the school's available pool of financial aid, etc. are considered. Many times some of these factors change during the course of the individual's attendance at the institution, resulting in a subsequent change in the individual's financial aid package. This legislation would require the institution to disclose its policy concerning how changes in these factors might cause adjustments in the individual's financial aid package. In addition the institution would be required to disclose how those adjustments would be implemented.
This legislation further charges the regents to establish guidelines for an enforce the provisions of this legislation.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.1807; 2009-10 S,2050; S.6373 of 2000, S.2353 of 2001-02; S.299 of 2003-2004; S,837 of 2005-2006; S.3921, 2007-2008.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This legislation shall take effect on the first day of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the adoption, amendments and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of the provisions of this act is authorized and directed to be completed on or before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1563 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in relation to absentee voting Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti- cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who, on the occur- rence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili- ty,] may vote ON OR BEFORE THE DAY DESIGNATED FOR AN ELECTION AND OTHER THAN BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE and for the return and canvass of their votes. S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89001-01-1