senate Bill S1963

Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1228
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.714
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1808
Versions:
S1963
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355 & 6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3642, A6713
2009-2010: S3171, A8549
2007-2008: A5690

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BILL NUMBER:S1963

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
extending certain benefits to those with military service and an honor-
able discharge

PURPOSE: To allow those with military service and an honorable
discharge to attend classes at the State University of New York (SUNY)
and the City University of New York (CUNY) on a tuition-free audit
basis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Sections 355 and 6206 of the
Education Law to include those with military service and an honorable
discharge as among those eligible to audit courses at SUNY and CUNY
without tuition, examination, grading or credit.

JUSTIFICATION: Those with military service and an honorable discharge
should be given every opportunity to avail themselves of the wide varie-
ty of educational programs offered at the State and City Universities.
Attending courses on a tuition-free, space-available basis could be the
beginning of a full program of higher education or could be a way of
allowing those with military service and an honorable discharge to learn
more about a particular area of interest Those with military service and
an honorable discharge have contributed greatly to our country and
should be encouraged to pursue further education in their chosen fields.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 3642/A. 6713 - Higher Ed Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1963

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, GRISANTI, LARKIN, MAZIARZ --
  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 extending certain
  benefits to those with military service and an honorable discharge

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section
355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and  616
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of any other general, special or
local law, rule or regulation, such regulations may permit persons sixty
years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY  SERVICE  AND  AN  HONORABLE
DISCHARGE  to  audit courses given therein without tuition, examination,
grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis,  as  determined
by  the  president  of  each  such institution, provided that such audit
attendance does not deny course attendance at a state-operated  institu-
tion  by  an individual who is otherwise qualified under the regulations
promulgated pursuant to this section.
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 6206 of  the  education
law,  as added by chapter 344 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
follows:
  (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other  general,  special  or
local  law, rule or regulation, the board of trustees may permit persons
sixty years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY SERVICE AND AN  HONOR-
ABLE  DISCHARGE to audit courses given therein without tuition, examina-
tion, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as deter-
mined by the president of each  such  institution,  provided  that  such
audit  attendance does not deny course attendance at the city university

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03026-01-3

S. 1963                             2

of New York by an individual  who  is  otherwise  qualified  under  this
section.
  S  3.  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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