Bill S3603C-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

  • Oct 1, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.534
  • Sep 20, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 24, 2010: returned to senate
  • May 24, 2010: passed assembly
  • May 24, 2010: ordered to third reading cal.897
  • May 24, 2010: substituted for a6391b
  • May 10, 2010: referred to ways and means
  • May 10, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 10, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 19, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 14, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 14, 2010: AMENDED 3603C
  • Apr 13, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.354
  • Mar 10, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Aug 14, 2009: PRINT NUMBER 3603B
  • Aug 14, 2009: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • Aug 6, 2009: PRINT NUMBER 3603A
  • Aug 6, 2009: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • Aug 6, 2009: RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • Aug 6, 2009: SUBSTITUTION RECONSIDERED
  • Jul 16, 2009: SUBSTITUTED BY A6391
  • Jul 16, 2009: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.911
  • Jul 16, 2009: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 29, 2009: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 25, 2009: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3603C

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 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 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 both houses.

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 ________________________________________________________________________ 3603--C Cal. No. 354 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 25, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third reading, substituted by Assembly Bill No. 6391, substitution reconsidered, recommitted to said committee, committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favor- ably from said committee, ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report 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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