Bill S6437-2011

Requires regulations to permit tuition waivers for one course for firefighter students in baccalaureate/higher degree CUNY programs

Directs the board of trustees for the city university of New York to promulgate regulations regarding tuition waivers for one course for fire fighter and fire officer students in baccalaureate or higher degree programs at CUNY.

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  • Feb 9, 2012: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6437

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain tuition waivers for firefighters and fire officer students of the city university of New York; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

To allow firefighters and fire officers employed by the New York City Fire Department to attend one course without tuition, at a senior college of the City University System.

JUSTIFICATION:

Chapter 548 of 2004 provided the authority for police officers to have tuition waived for one course at a CUNY Senior College. This would grant the same for New York City firemen and fire officers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2014.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6437 IN SENATE February 9, 2012 ___________
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 the education law, in relation to certain tuition waiv- ers for firefighters and fire officer students of the city university of New York; 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. Subdivision 7 of section 6206 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO PERMIT FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHO ARE ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS LEADING TO BACCALAUREATE OR HIGHER DEGREES AT A SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVER- SITY TO ATTEND ONE COURSE WITHOUT TUITION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH COURSE IS RELATED TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE OFFICERS AND THAT SUCH TUITION-WAIVED ATTENDANCE DOES NOT DENY COURSE ATTENDANCE AT A SENIOR COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2014.

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