Bill S7859-2009

Renames the Seek Program as the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program

Renames the Seek Program as the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program.

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  • Jun 15, 2010: SUBSTITUTED BY A9512
  • Jun 14, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 10, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 9, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.905
  • May 18, 2010: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Jun 9, 2010
Ayes (18): Stavisky, Oppenheimer, Schneiderman, Krueger, Parker, Huntley, Foley, Onorato, Serrano, Aubertine, LaValle, Seward, Flanagan, Robach, Alesi, Griffo, Maziarz, Hannon

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S7859

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to renaming the Seek Program as the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program

PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to rename the SEEK Program the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to the contrary, the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program, instituted by Percy Ellis Sutton in the City University of New York in 1966, is hereby renamed the Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program.

JUSTIFICATION : A political pioneer, The Honorable Percy Ellis Sutton, as a member of the New York State Assembly created the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program in 1966. This program allowed thousands of promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to attend college at one of the City Universities with the help of State funding.

The SEEK Program offers a unique and supportive educational opportunity to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom have had inadequate academic preparation for college-level coursework. SEEK was designed to assist students with the intellectual potential to succeed in college who lack the educational foundation and economic resources necessary to pursue a degree. This bill is introduced to honor the memory of this tremendous individual and the countless individuals who he helped throughout his lifetime.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7859 IN SENATE May 18, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. VOLKER -- 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 renaming the Seek Program as the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to the contrary, the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program, instituted by Percy Ellis Sutton in the City University of New York in 1966, is hereby renamed the Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program. S 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 667-a of the education law, as amended by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: (i) The student shall not be enrolled in the higher education opportu- nity program, educational opportunity program, the PERCY ELLIS SUTTON search for education, elevation and knowledge program or the college discovery program. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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