senate Bill S2149

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides free tuition expenses for dependent family members of N.Y. state military personnel

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Jan 18, 2011 referred to higher education

S2149 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1245
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5128, A4005

S2149 - Bill Texts

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Provides free tuition expenses for SUNY or CUNY to surviving dependent family members of NYS military personnel who have died while performing official military duties.

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BILL NUMBER:S2149

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to providing scholarships
for surviving dependent family members of New
York state military personnel who have died while performing official
military duties

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Surviving dependent family members of NYS military personnel who die
on state or federal active while performing official duties, shall
receive free tuition, room and board at SUNY or CUNY institution of
higher learning.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Any surviving dependent family members of NYS military that
is a legal resident of the state of New York who dies on state or
federal active duty while performing official duties shall receive
free tuition, room and board at SUNY or CUNY institution of higher
learning with "MERIT" scholarship.
Section 2 - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will take care of the brave soldiers' dependents if
they die while performing official duties. Dependents of the fallen
heroes will receive a "MERIT" scholarship that will provide them free
tuition and room and board at CUNY or SUNY institutions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2149

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- 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 providing scholarships
  for surviving dependent family members  of  New  York  state  military
  personnel who have died while performing official military duties

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

  Section 1. Section 668-e of the education law, as added by chapter 106
of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S  668-e.  Military  enhanced  recognition,  incentive   and   tribute
("MERIT")  scholarships. 1. Eligible persons. a.  Notwithstanding subdi-
visions three and five of section six hundred sixty-one of this  [title]
PART,  children,  spouses  and  financial  dependents of a member of the
armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who at  any
time  on  or  after  the  second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety,
while in service in the armed forces of the United States, as defined by
subdivision eight of section one of the military law or in  a  force  of
the  state  organized militia, as defined in subdivision nine of section
one of the military law: (i) while a legal resident of New  York  state,
died,  became  severely  and  permanently  disabled or was classified as
missing in action [in a combat theater or combat zone of  operations  as
part  of  military  operations, or died as a result of injury or illness
suffered or incurred during such military service] IN THE PERFORMANCE OF
HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES; or (ii) while a legal resident of  New  York
state,  died  or became severely and permanently disabled as a result of
injury or illness suffered or incurred during  military  training  oper-
ations  in  preparation  for  duty in a combat theater or combat zone of
operations.
  b. A member of the armed forces of the United States who:  (i)  became
severely  and  permanently  disabled as a result of service in the armed
forces of the United States, as defined by subdivision eight of  section

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01430-01-1

S. 2149                             2

one  of  the  military law, [in a combat theater or combat zone of oper-
ations] IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER  OFFICIAL  DUTIES  as  part  of
military  operations  at  any time on or after the second day of August,
nineteen hundred ninety; and (ii) was a legal resident of New York state
at the time of military service.
  c.  A  member of the armed forces of the United States who: (i) became
severely and permanently disabled as  a  result  of  injury  or  illness
suffered or incurred during military training operations [in preparation
for  duty  in  a  combat  theater  or  combat zone of operations] IN THE
PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES; and (ii) was a legal resident
of New York state at the time of military service.
  d. A member of the state organized militia who:  (i)  became  severely
and  permanently  disabled  as a result of injury or illness suffered or
incurred during active military service, as defined in  subdivision  six
of  section one of the military law related to duty [in a combat theater
or combat zone of operations] IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER  OFFICIAL
DUTIES;  and  (ii) was a legal resident of New York state at the time of
active military service.
  2. Amount. The president shall grant annual  scholarships  in  amounts
determined  in accordance with subdivisions two and three of section six
hundred sixty-eight-d of this part.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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