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A00355 Summary:

BILL NOA00355
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01122
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSRLunsford
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §605, add Art 14 Part 2 Subpart 4 §679-k, Ed L
 
Relates to student financial aid programs; allows absence because of uniformed service, maternity/paternity, FMLA, or due to compensable injury to be creditable time.
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A00355 Actions:

BILL NOA00355
 
01/06/2023referred to higher education
01/03/2024referred to higher education
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A00355 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           355
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 6, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BRONSON, LUNSFORD -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Higher Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to student financial  aid
          programs
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 9 of  section  605  of  the  education  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
     3    g.  A  period of leave without pay, or other periods which an eligible
     4  applicant is not in a pay status shall not count toward  the  completion
     5  of the required service period reemployment. The service completion date
     6  shall    be extended by the total time spent in non-pay status. However,
     7  absence because of uniformed service with a  recognized  branch  of  the
     8  United  States military, authorized maternity/paternity, FMLA, or due to
     9  compensable injury shall  be  considered  creditable,  within  the  sole
    10  discretion of the president, toward the required service period of reem-
    11  ployment.
    12    § 2. Subpart 4 of part 2 of article 14 of the education law is amended
    13  by adding a new section 679-k to read as follows:
    14    §  679-k.  Loan  forgiveness  eligibility.  For  all  loan forgiveness
    15  programs referenced in this subpart, a period of leave without  pay,  or
    16  other  periods  which an eligible applicant is not in a pay status shall
    17  not count toward the completion of the required service period reemploy-
    18  ment. The service completion date shall be extended by  the  total  time
    19  spent  in  non-pay status. However, absence because of uniformed service
    20  with a recognized branch  of  the  United  States  military,  authorized
    21  maternity/paternity, FMLA, or due to compensable injury shall be consid-
    22  ered creditable, within the sole discretion of the president, toward the
    23  required service period of reemployment.
    24    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
    25  have been in full force and effect on and after January 1, 2010.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01580-01-3
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