Bill S4539-2013

Repeals provisions of law relating to disclosure of loans made or guaranteed by the New York state higher education services corporation

Repeals provisions of law relating to disclosure of loans made or guaranteed by the New York state higher education services corporation.

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Actions

  • Jun 21, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A7601
  • Apr 29, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 24, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 23, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.421
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Apr 23, 2013
Ayes (19): LaValle, Flanagan, Gallivan, Griffo, Grisanti, Maziarz, Ritchie, Robach, Savino, Seward, Valesky, Zeldin, Stavisky, Kennedy, Krueger, Parker, Rivera, Serrano, Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4539

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 50-b of the civil service law, section 460-a of the judiciary law and section 6501-a of the education law relating to disclosure of loans made or guaranteed by the New York state higher education services corporation

Purpose of Bill:

This bill would repeal various sections of law that require State and local entities to send information about certain applicants for examinations or licenses to the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

Summary of Provisions:

The bill repeals Civil Service Law § 50-b, Judiciary Law § 460-a, and Education Law § 6501-a.

Existing Law:

Civil Service Law § 50-b requires every public service examination application given by a municipality or by the State Department of Civil Service to ask whether the applicant has any loans made or guaranteed by HESC currently outstanding, and if so, whether such applicant is presently in default on any such loan. The municipality or Department of Civil Service is then required to send the name and address of any applicant who answers yes to either question to HESC.

Judiciary Law § 460-a requires every application for admission to practice as an attorney in New York to include a question as to whether the applicant has any loans made or guaranteed by HESC currently outstanding, and if so, whether such applicant is presently in default on any such loan. The relevant appellate division is then required to send the name and address of any applicant who answers yes to either question to HESC.

Education Law § 6501-a requires every application for a license issued pursuant to Article 130 of the Education Law to include a question as to whether the applicant has any loans made or guaranteed by HESC currently outstanding, and if so, whether such applicant is presently in default on any such loan. The Department of Education is then required to send the name and address of any applicant who answers yes to either question to HESC.

Past Legislative History:

This is a new proposal.

Statement in Support:

HESC currently receives timely and accurate information from other State agencies electronically that identifies individuals with outstanding loans or in default status. This method is significantly more effective, less labor intensive and less costly to the State and municipalities. Given such efficiencies, the data share process required by Civil Service Law, Judiciary Law, and Education Law is no

longer cost effective or necessary. Accordingly, this legislation would eliminate an unnecessary administrative burden on municipal and State government.

Budget Implications:

None.

Effective Date:

Effective immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4539 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- (at request of the Higher Education Services Corporation) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to repeal section 50-b of the civil service law, section 460-a of the judiciary law and section 6501-a of the education law relating to disclosure of loans made or guaranteed by the New York state higher education services corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 50-b of the civil service law is REPEALED. S 2. Section 460-a of the judiciary law is REPEALED. S 3. Section 6501-a of the education law is REPEALED. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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