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2013 Legislative Agenda Fair. Representative . Achievable . Andrew Key, Michael Snyder, Sean Malone Director and Assoc. Directors of Gov. Relations SUNY Student Assembly. Part Report, Part Agenda. L egislative Agenda Our motivation Our vision P lan of action Our end Your end

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2013 Legislative AgendaFair. Representative. Achievable.

Andrew Key, Michael Snyder, Sean Malone

Director and Assoc. Directors of Gov. Relations

SUNY Student Assembly


Part Report, Part Agenda

  • Legislative Agenda

    • Our motivation

    • Our vision

  • Plan of action

    • Our end

    • Your end

      • akey@studentassembly.org

      • snyderm@studentassembly.org

      • smalone@studentassembly.org


Legislative Agenda


Community College Base Aid

  • “Increase community college base aid by at least $260 per full-time equivalent (FTE) as a part of the ongoing Rational Aid approach for community colleges.”

  • Importance of $260

    • Solidarity

    • Counter Governor’s cut of $226 per FTE


Chargeback

  • “Reform the current community college chargeback system, while urging counties to follow the existing law until change is implemented.”

  • History

    • 1948

    • 1953

    • 1955


Chargeback

  • SUNY: Board and Sponsor Governed

    • Fixed amount / Estimated FTE

    • Added to out of state tuition

  • SUNY: Regionally Governed

    • Amount per student determined by sponsors

    • Sponsor counties & NY non-sponsoring counties billed and pay same rate based on actual FTE

  • CUNY: Board and Sponsor Governed


Tuition Assistance Program

  • “Reinstate the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for graduate students and expand access to TAP for all students.”

  • History

  • Importance of Grad TAP

  • Importance of expanding access


Medical Centers

  • “Provide adequate funding to SUNY Medical Centers in order to better serve the healthcare needs of their communities and remain competitive in the marketplace to achieve long term financial stability.”

  • Maintenance of support

    • Critical institutions

    • Actions by SUNY and SA

  • Role as educators


Residence Hall Bond Program

  • “Reclassify residence hall program as a non-state supported entity and create a separate residence hall bond program.”

  • Connecting policy with reality

    • Nature of residence halls

    • Avoiding debt issues

    • Campus needs


Quick note on Federal

  • Where’d it go

  • Where the Committee stands

    • Student loans

    • Sequestration


Plan of Action


SUNY Speaks Up

SUNYPalooza

  • New name, new function

    • Coordinated statewide rallies

      • Increase press visibility

      • Increase participation rates

    • State Assembly meetings

    • Greater integration with SUNYSpeaks


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