senate Bill S2902

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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  • 03 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

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 Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1096
Versions:
S2902
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 ยง100, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1516, A8089
2007-2008: A10428A

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BILL NUMBER:S2902

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.1516/A.8089 of 2009-2010
S.7688/A.10428-A of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  2902

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  BONACIC,  GRIFFO,  LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
  Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the military law, in relation to providing that Afghan-
  istan and Iraq war veterans receive tuition free education at  schools
  of the state university of New York or the city university of New York

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

  Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new  article  5  to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE V
  TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WARS
SECTION  100. TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND
               IRAQ WARS.
  S 100. TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ
WARS. 1. "AFGHANISTAN OR IRAQ WAR VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON (I) WHO  IS  A
RESIDENT  OF  THIS STATE, AND (II) WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE
UNITED STATES IN AN AREA DESIGNATED AS A COMBAT ZONE BY THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM OR  OPERATION  IRAQI
FREEDOM,  WHO  WAS  DISCHARGED  THEREFROM  UNDER OTHER THAN DISHONORABLE
CONDITIONS.
  2. AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WAR VETERANS WHO ARE ACCEPTED  FOR  ENROLLMENT
AT  ANY  OF  THE SCHOOLS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR THE CITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL RECEIVE UP TO EIGHT SEMESTERS OF  FULL-TIME
UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, OR UP TO
SIX SEMESTERS, THE EQUIVALENT OF THREE ACADEMIC YEARS OF GRADUATE  STUDY
TUITION FREE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00563-01-1

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