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A03952 Summary:

MLTSPNSRMontesano, Perry, Rivera
Amd 359, Ed L
Requires the state university trustees to establish a process to eliminate or reduce duplication of academic degree programs within the state university system.
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A03952 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MONTESA-
          NO, PERRY, RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to efforts to reduce
          duplication of academic degree programs within the state university

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 359 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     3    7.  The  trustees  shall  establish  a  process to eliminate or reduce
     4  duplication of academic degree programs. Such process shall include, but
     5  not be limited to, the  promulgation  of  criteria  to  determine  which
     6  programs  shall be considered for elimination or consolidation, recogni-
     7  tion of the effect of elimination or consolidation  on  access  to  such
     8  degree  program throughout the state university system, consideration of
     9  the fiscal  implications  of  any  such  elimination  or  consolidation,
    10  consideration  of the rights under article fourteen of the civil service
    11  law of members of certified  bargaining  units  employed  by  the  state
    12  university, and a process by which public hearings are held before elim-
    13  ination or consolidation of any degree program.
    14    §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
    15  law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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