assembly Bill A6829

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Establishes the New York dream act, providing certain benefits to undocumented immigrants that satisfy certain criteria

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 30 / Nov / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 30 / Nov / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 6829A
  • 06 / Dec / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 06 / Dec / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 6829B
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / May / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6829C
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6829D

Summary

Establishes the New York dream act, providing certain people with access to state-, city-, town-, and/or village-funded financial aid programs.

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Bill Details

Versions:
A6829
A6829A
A6829B
A6829C
A6829D
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง101, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A6829C, S4179D
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6829

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. LINARES, WRIGHT, P. RIVERA, MENG, AUBRY -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing  the  New
  York  dream  act providing certain benefits to undocumented immigrants
  that satisfy certain criteria

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York dream act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 101 to  read
as follows:
  S  101.  NEW YORK DREAM ACT. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENT, A DREAM ACT, WHEREBY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS WHO SATISFY THE
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION SHALL QUALI-
FY FOR THE BENEFITS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  A. "CERTIFIED COMMUNITY SERVICE" SHALL MEAN A PERIOD  OF  SERVING  THE
COMMUNITY  THAT  SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS PROMULGATED IN THE RULES AND
REGULATIONS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
  B. "ELIGIBLE PERSON" SHALL MEAN ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT MEETS THE CRITERIA
SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO THIS SECTION.
  C. "UNDOCUMENTED" SHALL MEAN WITHOUT A VALID IMMIGRATION VISA.
  3. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION,
AN INDIVIDUAL SHALL:
  A. HAVE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA  OR  ITS
EQUIVALENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO A GED;
  B.  HAVE  ENTERED  THE  UNITED  STATES  UNDOCUMENTED BEFORE THE AGE OF
SIXTEEN;
  C. BE UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTY-FIVE;
  D. NOT HAVE BEEN CONVICTED IN THIS STATE OR ANY OTHER STATE OR  TERRI-
TORY OF A FELONY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10420-01-1

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  E.  HAVE  RESIDED  IN NEW YORK STATE FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS BEFORE THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION; AND
  F.  (I)  ENROLL OR BE ENROLLED IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE
OF NEW YORK AND COMPLETE AT LEAST TWO YEARS TOWARDS A  FOUR-YEAR  DEGREE
WITHIN SIX YEARS; OR
  (II) SERVE AT LEAST TWO YEARS IN THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD; OR
  (III) COMPLETE NINE HUNDRED TEN HOURS OF CERTIFIED COMMUNITY SERVICE.
  4. ANY ELIGIBLE PERSON SHALL HAVE ACCESS TO:
  A.  STATE-FUNDED FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
GRANTS, LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS;
  B. NEW YORK STATE IDENTIFICATION OR DRIVERS' LICENSES;
  C. WORK OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK; AND
  D. NEW YORK STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS.
  5. THE SECRETARY SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO EFFECT  THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION  AND  TO FURTHER DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS AND
BENEFITS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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