S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 19, 2012
Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 the definition of
severely and permanently disabled for purposes of eligibility for
certain scholarships and loans
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 601 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
8. "SEVERELY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED", AS REFERENCED IN SECTIONS SIX
HUNDRED FOUR, SIX HUNDRED EIGHT, SIX HUNDRED EIGHT-A, SIX HUNDRED
SIXTY-EIGHT-B, SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-D AND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-E
OF THIS TITLE, SHALL MEAN A PERSON HAS ONE OR MORE IMPAIRMENTS, DISABIL-
ITIES OR CONDITIONS WHICH ARE PERMANENT IN NATURE, AS CERTIFIED BY A
LICENSED PHYSICIAN, AND WHICH ARE OF SUCH A NATURE AS TO PREVENT SUCH
PERSON FROM ENGAGING IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT, FOR REMUNERATION, FOR
THIRTY-FIVE HOURS OR MORE A WEEK OUTSIDE OF SUCH PERSON'S HOME.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.