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|COSPNSR||Vanel, Harris, Mosley, Jenne, Simon, Goodell, Montesano, Gottfried, Colton, Lupinacci, McDonough, Blake, Cook, Brabenec, Wright, Pichardo, Arroyo, Solages, Bichotte, Abinanti, Lavine, McDonald, Butler, Rozic, Crespo, De La Rosa, Gantt, Davila, Raia, Kearns, Thiele, Cusick, Peoples-Stokes, Ra, Lupardo, Dilan, Rivera, Englebright, Pretlow, Ortiz, Aubry, Stirpe, Paulin, Magee, Benedetto, Jean-Pierre, Miller MG, Hikind, Simanowitz, Mayer, Fahy, Weprin, DenDekker, Braunstein, Hevesi, Lentol, Lifton, Bronson, Barron, Joyner, Lopez, Hunter, Steck, Richardson, Kim, Walker, Hyndman, DiPietro, Hooper, Rosenthal, Pheffer Amato, McLaughlin, Morinello, Brindisi, Graf, Norris, Titone, Jaffee, Magnarelli, Errigo, Seawright, Giglio, Dickens, Dinowitz, Gjonaj, D'Urso, Curran, Moya, Gunther, Barclay, Galef, Lawrence|
|MLTSPNSR||Fitzpatrick, Garbarino, McKevitt, Murray, Perry, Ramos, Rodriguez, Skartados, Titus|
|Add §669-i, Ed L; amd §92-c, St Fin L|
|Establishes the New York state leaders of tomorrow scholarship; relates to the disposition of moneys from the state lottery fund.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8146 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 31, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SEPULVEDA, VANEL, HARRIS, MOSLEY, JENNE, SIMON, GOODELL, MONTESANO, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, LUPINACCI, McDONOUGH, BLAKE, COOK, BRABENEC, WRIGHT, PICHARDO, ARROYO, SOLAGES, BICHOTTE, ABINANTI, LAVINE, McDONALD, BUTLER, ROZIC, CRESPO, DE LA ROSA, GANTT, DAVILA, RAIA, KEARNS, THIELE, CUSICK, PEOPLES-STOKES, RA, LUPARDO, DILAN, RIVERA, ENGLEBRIGHT, PRETLOW, ORTIZ, AUBRY, STIRPE, PAULIN, MAGEE, BENEDETTO, JEAN-PIERRE, M. G. MILLER, HIKIND, SIMANOWITZ, MAYER, FAHY, WEPRIN, DenDEKKER, BRAUNSTEIN, HEVESI, LENTOL, LIFTON, BRONSON, BARRON, JOYNER, LOPEZ, HUNTER, STECK, RICHARDSON, KIM, WALKER, HYND- MAN, DiPIETRO, HOOPER, ROSENTHAL, PHEFFER AMATO, McLAUGHLIN, MORINEL- LO, BRINDISI, GRAF, NORRIS, TITONE, JAFFEE, MAGNARELLI, ERRIGO, SEAWRIGHT, GIGLIO, DICKENS, DINOWITZ, GJONAJ, D'URSO, CURRAN, MOYA, GUNTHER, BARCLAY, GALEF, LAWRENCE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK, GARBARINO, McKEVITT, MURRAY, PERRY, RAMOS, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTADOS, TITUS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the New York state leaders of tomorrow scholarship; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to the disposition of moneys from the state lottery fund The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 669-i 2 to read as follows: 3 § 669-i. The New York state leaders of tomorrow scholarship. 1. 4 Recipient qualifications. (a) Eligible students. Awards shall be made to 5 the valedictorian from each public high school in New York state who are 6 enrolled in approved programs in public or private not-for-profit degree 7 granting institutions; provided, that, no award shall exceed one hundred 8 percent of the amount of tuition charged. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11267-01-7A. 8146 2 1 (b) GPA requirements. Notwithstanding paragraph c of subdivision four 2 of section six hundred sixty-one of this part, a school shall certify 3 that a recipient has achieved a grade point average necessary for 4 successful completion of his or her coursework to receive payment under 5 the award. 6 2. Duration. No undergraduate shall be eligible for more than four 7 academic years of study, or five academic years if the program of study 8 normally requires five years. An undergraduate student enrolled in an 9 eligible two-year program approved by the commissioner shall be eligible 10 for no more than two academic years. Under no circumstances shall a 11 student receive an award for a two-year program for more than two 12 consecutive years of academic study or four consecutive semesters of 13 academic study; or at a four or five-year program, for more than four 14 consecutive years or eight consecutive semesters of academic study or 15 five consecutive years, or ten consecutive semesters of study if the 16 program normally requires five years. Notwithstanding, such duration may 17 be extended for an allowable interruption of study including, but not 18 limited to, death of a family member, medical leave, military service, 19 and parental leave, as established by the corporation in regulations. 20 3. Amount. Within the amounts appropriated therefor and based on 21 availability of funds, awards shall be granted beginning with the two 22 thousand eighteen--two thousand nineteen academic year and thereafter to 23 applicants that the corporation has determined are eligible to receive 24 such awards. The amount of the award under this program shall be a total 25 sum of five thousand dollars per recipient. 26 4. Matching awards. Commencing with the two thousand seventeen--two 27 thousand eighteen academic year and thereafter, participating insti- 28 tutions shall credit each recipient's remaining tuition expenses in an 29 amount equal to the recipient's award under this section. Such credit 30 shall be applied after the recipient has received an institutional aid 31 package, if any, to ensure that this program does not reduce institu- 32 tional aid that would otherwise be granted. 33 5. Rules and regulations. The corporation is authorized to promulgate 34 rules and regulations, and may promulgate emergency regulations, neces- 35 sary for the implementation of the provisions of this section. 36 § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 92-c of the state finance law, as 37 amended by chapter 913 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as 38 follows: 39 3. The moneys in such fund shall be appropriated or transferred only 40 (i) for repayment of first instance expenditures incurred in the opera- 41 tion of the state lottery, (ii) for the state fiscal year commencing 42 April first, nineteen hundred seventy-six only for the purpose of 43 providing aid to pupils with special educational needs as defined in 44 paragraph e of subdivision one of section thirty-six hundred two of the 45 education law, and pupils with handicapping conditions receiving state 46 financial support for programs delineated in paragraph f of subdivision 47 one of section thirty-six hundred two, article eighty-three, article 48 eighty-five, article eighty-seven, article eighty-eight, article eight- 49 y-nine, article forty and subdivision seventeen of section thirty-six 50 hundred two of the education law, and for any state fiscal year commenc- 51 ing after such nineteen hundred seventy-six fiscal year for the purpose 52 of providing aid to all school children pursuant to the provisions of 53 subdivision four of this section, (iii) for elementary and secondary 54 education, (iv) for expenditures for machines or other capital equipment 55 which the division of the lottery is authorized to purchase for the 56 operation of the lottery [ and], (v) for payment in the state fiscalA. 8146 3 1 years commencing April first, nineteen hundred seventy-seven, nineteen 2 hundred seventy-eight and nineteen hundred seventy-nine into the winter 3 sports education trust fund, as created in section four hundred ninety- 4 five-a of article ten-C of the education law, for the purposes of such 5 fund in accordance with the provisions of subdivision five of this 6 section[ . Payments], provided that payments into such trust fund shall 7 discontinue at such time as the sum of one hundred million dollars, in 8 the aggregate, has been paid into such fund or upon March thirty-first, 9 nineteen hundred eighty, whichever event occurs first, and (vi) for the 10 New York state leaders of tomorrow scholarship established by section 11 six hundred sixty-nine-i of the education law. Nothing herein shall 12 prohibit the purchase of machines or other capital equipment from funds 13 appropriated for expenditures under paragraph (i) hereof. 14 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.