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  • NJ A2565
  • Allows NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients to maintain program eligibility in the event that medical condition or recent death of parent or spouse prevents enrollment as full-time student.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
Under current law, a recipient of an NJ STARS or NJ STARS II scholarship must maintain status as a full-time student unless on a medical leave or emergency leave or unless called to partial or full mobilization for State or federal active duty as a member of the National Guard or a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States. This bill provides that a student who receives a scholarship or is already in the program is eligible to take less than 12 credits in a semester if the student presents to the institution at which the student is enrolled a written note from a physician or other licensed health care professional indicating the student's need to take a reduced number of credits due to a physical or mental health condition. A student who receives a medical exemption from the full-time course of study requirement will be eligible for additional semesters in the scholarship program, as necessary.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 12/11/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/11/2017 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
12/11/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
12/11/2017 Senate Higher Education Hearing (19:00 12/11/2017 )
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (71-0-0)
3/14/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Benson)
2/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 71 0 9
Detail 2/4/2016 Assembly Higher Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 0 0