Bill Text: NY A00760 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides science, technology, engineering and mathematics grants for the encouragement of women and minorities to pursue careers in technology.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-26 - reported referred to ways and means [A00760 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00760-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           760
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 10, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, PERRY, LUPARDO,
          TITUS, SCHIMMINGER, ORTIZ, BICHOTTE, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M.  of A.   COOK, GOTTFRIED, SOLAGES, THIELE -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Economic Development
        AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
          relation to providing science, technology, engineering and mathematics
          grants for the encouragement of women and minorities to pursue careers
          in technology
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174
     2  of the laws of 1968, constituting the New York state  urban  development
     3  corporation  act,  is  amended  by adding a new paragraph (o) to read as
     4  follows:
     5    (o) Assistance to encourage women and minorities to pursue  technology
     6  careers  by  providing  science, technology, engineering and mathematics
     7  (STEM) grants, on a competitive  basis,  to  school  districts,  charter
     8  schools, or boards of cooperative educational services for use in public
     9  and private schools, to develop new and enhance current STEM programs in
    10  grades  six  through  twelve,  including  career exploration activities,
    11  opportunities for technical  skills  attainment  and  partnerships  with
    12  postsecondary education and training programs.
    13    (i)  Development of proposals and selection of recipients of such STEM
    14  grants shall be carried out in cooperation with the commissioner of  the
    15  state education department.
    16    (ii)  Grants  shall  be  made  for a recurrent period of five years at
    17  which time the chairperson shall evaluate the effectiveness of the  STEM
    18  grants  based on criteria developed in cooperation with the commissioner
    19  of the state education department.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03986-01-9

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     1    (1) Such criteria shall  provide  disadvantaged  school  districts  or
     2  boards  of cooperative educational services priority when allocating the
     3  grants authorized by this paragraph;
     4    (2)  Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, the number of
     5  women and minority students in STEM programs before and after the  grant
     6  period; and
     7    (3)  The  percentage of the new STEM students who have gone on to two-
     8  and four-year postsecondary education institutions  and  the  percentage
     9  who have been employed for a period not less than two years in mathemat-
    10  ics,  science,  technology,  health  related  fields  and  the  licensed
    11  professions.
    12    (iii) For purposes of this section local education agencies shall mean
    13  school districts, charter schools, or boards of cooperative  educational
    14  services.
    15    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
    16  ments to subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of  chapter  174  of
    17  the  laws  of  1968,  constituting  the New York state urban development
    18  corporation act, made by section one of this act, shall not  affect  the
    19  expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.
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