Bill S6144-2013

Extends certain provisions of law relating to tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York

Extends certain provisions of law relating to tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 30, 2014: SIGNED CHAP.69
  • Jun 30, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 6, 2014: returned to senate
  • May 6, 2014: passed assembly
  • May 6, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.609
  • May 6, 2014: substituted for a8272
  • Apr 28, 2014: referred to ways and means
  • Apr 28, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 28, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 20, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 19, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 18, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.310
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Mar 18, 2014
Ayes (19): LaValle, Flanagan, Gallivan, Griffo, Grisanti, Maziarz, Ritchie, Robach, Savino, Seward, Valesky, Zeldin, Stavisky, Kennedy, Krueger, Parker, Rivera, Serrano, Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6144

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 548 of the laws of 2004, amending the education law relating to certain tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE:

This bill continues for 2 years, a tuition waiver for one course for police officer students in baccalaureate or higher degree programs at the City University of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends chapter 548 of the laws of 2004 which required the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York ("CUNY") to promulgate regulations to permit members of the New York City Police Department who are enrolled in programs leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree at CUNY, to take one Course without tuition, on a space available basis, provided that the course is related to their employment as a police officer.

Section 2 of the bill creates an expiration date of July 1, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

The original bill (chapter 548 of 2004) was based on a tuition waiver program sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice during the late 1970s through the 1980s. This tuition waiver has been extended four times since 2004. It provides a strong incentive for police officers to pursue higher education by authorizing a tuition wavier for one course for police officer students at CUNY.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.6073/A.9167 - Chapter 70 2010: S.6706/A.9789 - Chapter 190 2008: S.6897 - Chapter 293 2006: S.6742 - Chapter 150 2004: S.1531-B/A.3266-B - Chapter 548

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6144 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend chapter 548 of the laws of 2004, amending the education law relating to certain tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 548 of the laws of 2004, amending the education law relating to certain tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York, as amended by chapter 70 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, [2014] 2016. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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