senate Bill S105

Relates to prohibiting colleges from denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based solely on their incarceration

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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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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to prohibiting colleges from denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based solely on their incarceration.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2221
Versions:
S105
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6438, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1294, A3260
2007-2008: A10554

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S105

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting colleges from
denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based
solely on their incarceration

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To prevent college admittance of an applicant to any institution of
higher education based solely on previous incarceration.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - The Education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
which would prohibit any college from denying admittance to any
applicant based solely on their previous incarceration.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State should strive for economic self-sufficiency for those
released from prison in order to reduce crime and subsequent
government expense. Job oriented education training are the foundation
of any solution to this problem. In order to be employed in today's
work environment, people require secondary, post-secondary or
vocation education training. This legislation would give previously
incarcerated people a chance to be admitted into an institution of
higher education based on their merits.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007-2008: Died in Committee
2009-2010: Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   105

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  prohibiting  colleges
  from  denying  formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college
  based solely on their incarceration

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

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
to read as follows:
  S  6438.  COLLEGE  ADMITTANCE  FOR  PEOPLE  PREVIOUSLY   INCARCERATED.
NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO PERSON
WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN INCARCERATED, SHALL BE DENIED ADMITTANCE TO  ANY
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, BASED SOLELY ON SUCH INCARCERATION.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01517-01-1

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