senate Bill S1516

Provides that Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans shall receive up to four years of undergraduate or three years graduate education at SUNY or CUNY tuition free

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8089
Versions:
S1516
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Military Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1516

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the military law, in relation to providing that
Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans receive tuition free education at
schools of the state university of New York or the city university of
New York


PURPOSE :

To provide free SUNY or CUNY tuition to Afghanistan and Iraq war
veterans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 -- Adds a new Article V to the Military Law to provide free
SUNY or CUNY tuition to Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans. Those
taking advantage of this opportunity must be residents of New York
State and meet the other requirements laid out in this Article.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :

Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom put
their lives on the line to defend their countrymen. Many of these
brave men and women are leaving military service and looking for new
business and educational opportunities. This legislation seeks to
recognize their service to the United States and the State of New York
by granting veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars free tuition to
SUNY or CUNY.

These men and women have sacrificed greatly for this nation, and
providing them with free tuition to SUNY and CUNY is a small way that
we can honor their service.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.7688/A.10428-A of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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