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A01264 Summary:

BILL NOA01264
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMagnarelli
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §§605 & 677, Ed L
 
Provides for the award of regents scholarships and loan forgiveness for nurses on the same terms as physicians; applies to registered professional nurses as defined in section 6903 of the education law.
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A01264 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1264
 
SPONSOR: Magnarelli
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to regents professional education scholarships, health care professional opportunity scholar- ships and loan forgiveness for nurses   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the award of scholarships and loan forgiveness to regis- tered nurses.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivisions 3, 9, and 10 of Section 605 are amended to provide scholar- ships and loan forgiveness to registered nurses.   JUSTIFICATION: To provide quality health care for New Yorkers, it is essential to have a constant supply of registered nurses, yet health care employers are reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining registered nurses and other health care staff. Due to this growing shortage of nurses in our state, health care facilities face the prospect of shrinking staffs just as the estimated 78 million baby boomers begin to reach the age of 65. A loan forgiveness program would provide a much needed incentive for people to join the nursing profession and avert a possible health care crisis in our state.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.2908 2017-2018: A.5341 2015-2016: A.1201 2013-2014: A.407 2011-2012: A.1416 2009-2010: A.1035 2007-2008: A.960 2003-2004: A.691   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: 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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