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A07337 Summary:

BILL NOA07337
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06184
 
SPONSORTitone
 
COSPNSR
 
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Add 679-j, Ed L
 
Establishes the John J. Marchi government studies scholarship program for CUNY students enrolled in government or government related studies.
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A07337 Actions:

BILL NOA07337
 
04/24/2017referred to higher education
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A07337 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7337
 
SPONSOR: Titone
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the John J. Marchi government studies scholarship program   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish the John J. Marchi government studies scholarship program for CUNY students enrolled in government or government related studies.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the education law by adding a new section 679-h, the John Marchi Government Studies Scholarship Program for full time students enrolled at the City University of New York (CUNY).   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): N/A   JUSTIFICATION: Senator John J. Marchi who passed away April 25, 2009 served in the State Senate for fifty years upon his retirement in 2006. This made him the longest serving legislator in the United States of America. It is only right to dedicate a scholarship fund in his name. for CUM students to honor his great accomplishments which contributed to a better quality of life for all residents of New York State. One of his greatest accom- plishments was his steadfast support for the College of Staten Island (CUNY) which helped to make it one of the finest learning institutions in the City. Senator Marchi's incredible service to Staten Island and New York is, and we dare say, will be forever without equal. He dedicated his life to public service and did so with distinction, honor, class and intelli- gence. He was known as an effective advocate for New York, forceful in seeking federal loan guarantees and helping to craft the financial pack- age that saved. New York City from bankruptcy in the mid-1970'S. He was a true champion who always advanced the best interests of the people. Mayors of both political parties relied on Senator Marchi to represent the city's interests in Albany. As the legislative architect of our university system, as an advocate for equitable transportation and education funding and on so many other vital issues, he was a true and far-sighted statesman. While these are just a few of his many accom- plishments, this legislation would be a well deserved tribute to honor a true public servant that did so many good things for New York State.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: (2009) A8657 Referred to Higher Education (2010) A5657 Referred to Higher Education (2011-2012) A5272 Referred to Higher Education (2013-2014) A3877 Referred to Higher Education (2015-2016) A2944-A Referred to Higher Education   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: The scholarship shall not exceed the annual cost of $2 million   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A07337 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7337
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 24, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Higher Education
 
        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the John
          J.  Marchi government studies scholarship program
 
          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 679-j
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  679-j.  Senator  John  J.  Marchi  government  studies  scholarship
     4  program.  1. Purpose. a. The president shall grant scholarship awards to
     5  students of the city university of New York who are enrolled in  govern-
     6  ment  or  government  related  studies.  Such  awards shall be made on a
     7  competitive basis, as promulgated by the corporation through  rules  and
     8  regulations  to  applicants  who are enrolling in an approved program to
     9  obtain a degree in government or government  related  studies  from  the
    10  city university of New York.
    11    b.  To  be  eligible for an award pursuant to this subdivision, appli-
    12  cants shall (1) be a resident of the  state;  (2)  enroll  in  a  degree
    13  program  in  government or government related studies; (3) attend a city
    14  university of New York school; and (4) comply  with  subdivisions  three
    15  and five of section six hundred sixty-one of this part.
    16    2. Award conditions and requirements. Scholarships shall be awarded on
    17  a  competitive basis as promulgated by the corporation through rules and
    18  regulations to applicants whom the corporation has certified are  eligi-
    19  ble  to  receive  such  awards;  and  who agree to provide not less than
    20  twelve academic credit hours or its equivalent for the  duration  of  at
    21  least four years upon completion of the degree program.
    22    3.  Amount. The corporation shall grant such awards within the amounts
    23  appropriated for such purpose and based on availability of funds accord-
    24  ing to a schedule to be determined by the corporation in an amount:
    25    a. Equal to the tuition charged to state resident students enrolled in
    26  a degree program with  a  major  in  government  or  government  related
    27  studies;  the  average  mandatory fees charged at the city university of
    28  New York, or the actual tuition  and  fees  charged  to  the  recipient,
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11018-02-7

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     1  whichever  is  less;  and the average non-tuition cost of attendance, as
     2  determined by the corporation and as approved by  the  director  of  the
     3  budget,  for a student at the city university of New York or actual non-
     4  tuition  cost  of  attendance  at  such  institution, whichever is less,
     5  provided that the scholarship shall not exceed an amount that  is  equal
     6  to  the total cost of attendance determined for federal Title IV student
     7  financial aid purposes, less all other scholarships and grants  provided
     8  by the state, other states, the federal government or other governments,
     9  and the amount of educational benefits paid under any program that would
    10  duplicate  the  purposes of this program, provided that any scholarships
    11  or grants provided to a recipient by the institution which are  intended
    12  to fund any portion of the difference between the annual state award and
    13  the  actual  costs  of  attendance  at any such institution shall not be
    14  considered to duplicate the purposes of this program.
    15    b. The total cost of the Senator John  J.  Marchi  government  studies
    16  scholarship  program  shall  not  exceed  an  annual cost of two million
    17  dollars, and no annual award shall exceed twenty thousand dollars.
    18    4. Other awards. Award recipients shall be eligible to apply for other
    19  awards.
    20    5. Penalties for noncompliance. a. The corporation shall convert to  a
    21  student  loan  the  full  amount  of  the  award  given pursuant to this
    22  section, plus interest, according to a schedule to be determined by  the
    23  corporation  if  the  student fails to receive a degree in government or
    24  government related studies.
    25    b. The rate of interest charged for  repayment  of  the  student  loan
    26  shall be determined pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the
    27  corporation.
    28    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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