|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S1268
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S1268 - Details
S1268 - Summary
Expands the veterans tuition awards program to include all veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions who served in the armed forces after February 28, 1961.
S1268 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1268 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the veterans tuition awards program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Extending the free tuition at SUNY and CUNY for all honorably discharged war veterans who are residents of New York State and have served during hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation would amend paragraph D of subdivision 1 of section 669-a of the Education Law, as added by section 2 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, in defining other eligible veterans. Paragraph A of subdivision 2 of section 669-a of the Education Law as amended by section 3 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, shall be amended to allow other eligible veterans to receive tuition awards. JUSTIFICATION: The current law unintentionally demonstrates a great disrespect to all other honorably discharged veterans who are not entitled to exercise Part N of the 2008 State of New York Budget. This enactment shall
S1268 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1268 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, HUNTLEY -- 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 the veterans tuition awards program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 1 of section 669-a of the educa- tion law, as added by section 2 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: d. "Other eligible [combat] veteran" means: an individual who (i) is a resident of this state, (ii) served in the armed forces of the United States [in] DURING hostilities that occurred after February twenty- eighth, nineteen hundred sixty-one, [as evidenced by their receipt of an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, or Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal,] and (iii) was discharged under honorable conditions, including but not limited to honorable discharge, discharge under honorable conditions, or general discharge. S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 669-a of the education law, as amended by section 3 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: a. Tuition awards are available for all Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Afghan- istan and other eligible [combat] veterans, as defined in subdivision one of this section, who are enrolled, pursuant to paragraph a of subdi- vision four of section six hundred sixty-one of this part, in approved undergraduate or graduate programs at degree granting institutions or enrolled in approved vocational training programs and who apply for a tuition assistance program award pursuant to section six hundred sixty- seven of this subpart. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of September 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. LBD01384-01-1
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