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AB8146 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8146--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 31, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. SEPULVEDA, VANEL, HARRIS, MOSLEY, JENNE, SIMON,
          GOODELL, MONTESANO, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, McDONOUGH, BLAKE, COOK,  BRABE-
          NEC,  WRIGHT,  PICHARDO,  ARROYO, SOLAGES, BICHOTTE, ABINANTI, LAVINE,
          McDONALD, BUTLER, ROZIC,  CRESPO,  DE LA ROSA,  GANTT,  DAVILA,  RAIA,
          THIELE,  CUSICK,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  RA,  LUPARDO, DILAN, RIVERA, ENGLE-
          BRIGHT, PRETLOW,  ORTIZ,  AUBRY,  STIRPE,  PAULIN,  MAGEE,  BENEDETTO,
          JEAN-PIERRE,  M. G. MILLER,  HIKIND,  MAYER,  FAHY, WEPRIN, DenDEKKER,
          BRAUNSTEIN, HEVESI, LENTOL, LIFTON, BRONSON, BARRON,  JOYNER,  HUNTER,
          STECK,  RICHARDSON,  KIM, WALKER, HYNDMAN, DiPIETRO, HOOPER, L. ROSEN-
          THAL, PHEFFER AMATO,  MORINELLO,  BRINDISI,  NORRIS,  TITONE,  JAFFEE,
          MAGNARELLI,  ERRIGO,  SEAWRIGHT,  GIGLIO,  DICKENS,  DINOWITZ, D'URSO,
          CURRAN, GUNTHER, BARCLAY, GALEF, LAWRENCE -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.
          of A. FITZPATRICK, GARBARINO, MURRAY, PERRY, RAMOS, RODRIGUEZ, SKARTA-
          DOS, TITUS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Educa-
          tion -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance
          with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        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.
                                                                   LBD11267-03-8

        A. 8146--A                          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 nineteen--two thousand twenty 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  eighteen--two
    27  thousand  nineteen  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 fiscal

        A. 8146--A                          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.
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