Referred to Committee
June 4, 2009
June 3, 2009(Key vote)
Title: SUNY Buffalo Education Bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that increases the autonomy of the University of Buffalo with regards to tuition, property, and financial agreements.
-Allows the president of the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo) to set different rates of tuition by program and class year within each program without approval by the trustees (Part A).
-Allows tuition to be increased each year up to the public institution mean tuition (Part A).
-Permits the county Industrial Development Agencies to provide financial assistance for University of Buffalo housing projects (Part B).
-Increases the power of the University of Buffalo trustees with regards to University of Buffalo property (Part B).
-Enables university trustees to purchase items and enter into contracts on behalf of the university (Part C).
-Appropriates money received from various sources related to the State University of New York at Buffalo, including tuition, fees, user charges, and sales of products, into various funds to be designated by the state comptroller (Part D).