Bill Text: NY A03111 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the establishment of an appeals process for students who are denied the state resident tuition rate at any public university or college.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-22 - referred to higher education [A03111 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A03111-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          3111

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BARRON, HYNDMAN, TAYLOR, COLTON, DE LA ROSA,
          EPSTEIN, JEAN-PIERRE, WILLIAMS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,
          DAVILA, GOTTFRIED, PERRY, PICHARDO, SIMON, STECK, WALKER -- read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to establishing an
          appeals process for students denied the state resident tuition rate at
          a public college or university

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 21 to read as follows:
     3    21.  The state university trustees shall require that each institution
     4  of the state university establish an appeals process  for  any  student,
     5  regardless  of  his  or  her immigration status, who has been denied the
     6  state resident tuition rate for attending such institution. Each  insti-
     7  tution  shall  establish  a  reasonable time period for the filing of an
     8  appeal after a prospective student has received written notification  of
     9  a denial of the state resident tuition rate and a reasonable time period
    10  for  the  institution  to  respond to such an appeal. Information on the
    11  right to such appeal and such appeals process shall  be  posted  on  the
    12  institution's website.
    13    §  2.  Section  6206  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
    14  subdivision 21 to read as follows:
    15    21. The board of trustees shall require that each institution  of  the
    16  city university establish an appeals process for any student, regardless
    17  of his or her immigration status, who has been denied the state resident
    18  tuition  rate  for  attending  such  institution. Each institution shall
    19  establish a reasonable time period for the filing of an appeal  after  a
    20  prospective student has received written notification of a denial of the
    21  state  resident tuition rate and a reasonable time period for the insti-
    22  tution to respond to such an appeal. Information on the  right  to  such

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00312-02-1

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     1  appeal  and  such  appeals  process shall be posted on the institution's
     2  website.
     3    §  3.  Section  6306  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
     4  subdivision 12 to read as follows:
     5    12. The board of trustees of each community college shall establish an
     6  appeals process for any student, regardless of his  or  her  immigration
     7  status,  who has been denied the state resident tuition rate for attend-
     8  ing such community college. The board  of  trustees  of  each  community
     9  college  shall  establish  a reasonable time period for the filing of an
    10  appeal after a prospective student has received written notification  of
    11  a denial of the state resident tuition rate and a reasonable time period
    12  for  the  community college to respond to such an appeal. Information on
    13  the right to such appeal and such appeals process shall be posted on the
    14  community college's website.
    15    § 4. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law.
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