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 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 18, 2011 referred to higher education

S2149 - Details

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

S2149 - Summary

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.

S2149 - Sponsor Memo

S2149 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

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