senate Bill S6292

Relates to awarding high school diplomas to veterans; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.321
  • 19 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to awarding high school diplomas to veterans.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9597
Versions:
S6292
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S6292

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
awarding high school diplomas to veterans; and repealing certain
provisions of such law relating thereto

PURPOSE: To allow any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded
a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained
while in service.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the education law to
allow for any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high
school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in
service. Current law allows for a Veteran of World War II, Korean
War, and the Vietnam War to be eligible for a high school degree, this
section allows all Veterans to be eligible. Section 2 is the effective
date.

JUSTIFICATION: Operation Recognition currently allows World War II,
Korean, and Vietnam Veterans to receive their high school diploma.
This legislation would expand this program to cover all veterans.

These veterans who served in our military did so to protect our
country and deserve the full support of this State. Operation
Recognition has been very successful and well received, however it
does not cover events that have occurred over the approximate last
forty years. Veterans who served since Vietnam deserve the opportunity
to receive their High School diploma if they so desire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6292

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRISANTI, AVELLA, BONACIC, DILAN, LATIMER, LIBOUS,
  MAZIARZ, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
  land Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to awarding high school
  diplomas to veterans; and repealing certain  provisions  of  such  law
  relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the  education
law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  29.  The  commissioner shall develop a program whereby any veteran [of
the armed forces who served in world war II and] WHO HAS SERVED  IN  THE
ACTIVE  MILITARY  OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHO HAS BEEN
DISCHARGED FROM SUCH SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS, who was unable,
for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high
school diploma  based  on  knowledge  and  experience  gained  while  in
service.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13253-02-4

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