senate Bill S1268

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the veterans tuition awards program to include all veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions who served in the armed forces after 2-28-1961

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 06, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S1268 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1761
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง669-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4054A, A8411A

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

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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