S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
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.