SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 212

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JULY 7, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† ROBERT M. GORDON

District 38 (Bergen)

Senator† JIM WHELAN

District 2 (Atlantic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Turner and Ruiz

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Overrides Governorís line-item veto reducing appropriation to Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, in but not of Dept. of State, for Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants for County Colleges.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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A Concurrent Resolution overriding a line-item veto of an appropriation to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, in but not of the Department of State, for Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants for County Colleges.

 

†††† Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the General Assembly concurring):

 

†††† 1.† That the following line-item of appropriation, on page 161 of Senate Bill No. 4000 of 2011 (P.L.2011, c.85), which was the subject of objection by the Governor in the Governorís veto statement of June 30, 2011, be restored to law as follows, the objections thereto of the Governor notwithstanding:†

 

74 DEPARTMENT OF STATE

30 Educational, Cultural, and Intellectual Development

36 Higher Educational Services

2405 Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

 

GRANTS-IN-AID

 

45-2405 Student Assistance Programs ............................. $2,068,000

Grants-in-Aid:

45 Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants

for County Colleges ................................. ($2,068,000)

 

 

†††† 2.† BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be delivered to the Governor, the State Treasurer, and the Secretary of State.††

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This resolution restores the amount of an item of appropriation in the annual appropriations act for fiscal year 2012 that was reduced by the Governor's line-item veto.††

†††† The Grants-In-Aid line-item appropriation to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, located in but not of the Department of State, for Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants for County Colleges was reduced by the Governor by $2,068,000 to $9,611,000 in accordance with the Governorís veto statement of June 30, 2011.

†††† The Legislature seeks through this concurrent resolution to restore the full amount of funding that was recommended for appropriation ($11,679,000) to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority for Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants for County Colleges as proposed in the Governor's budget recommendations of February 22, 2011.

†††† The Part-Time Tuition Aid Grants for County Colleges is administered by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and provides financial assistance to qualified part-time students enrolled at New Jerseyís county colleges.† The part-time grant awards are pro-rated against full-time Tuition Aid Grant awards, and are renewable annually based upon the continued eligibility of the student.† Award amounts vary depending on the financial need of the student, cost of attendance, and the availability of funding for grants.† ††

†††† The restoration of State funding as provided for by this resolution will enable the Higher Educational Student Assistance Authority to assist a greater number of part-time students attending New Jerseyís county colleges in their pursuit of higher education.