senate Bill S1331

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

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

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

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1331
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6438, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S105
2009-2010: S1294

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BILL NUMBER:S1331

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:Diedin Committee
2009-2010:Diedin Committee
2011-2012:Diedin 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1331

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD02000-01-3

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