senate Bill S2902

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans shall receive up to four years of undergraduate or three years graduate education at SUNY or CUNY tuition free

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 03, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S2902 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1096
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 ยง100, Mil L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1516, A8089

S2902 - Summary

Provides that Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans shall receive up to four years of undergraduate or three years graduate education at SUNY or CUNY tuition free.

S2902 - Sponsor Memo

S2902 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2902

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  BONACIC,  GRIFFO,  LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
  Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the military law, in relation to providing that Afghan-
  istan and Iraq war veterans receive tuition free education at  schools
  of the state university of New York or the city university of New York

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

  Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new  article  5  to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE V
  TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WARS
SECTION  100. TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND
               IRAQ WARS.
  S 100. TUITION FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS OF THE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ
WARS. 1. "AFGHANISTAN OR IRAQ WAR VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON (I) WHO  IS  A
RESIDENT  OF  THIS STATE, AND (II) WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE
UNITED STATES IN AN AREA DESIGNATED AS A COMBAT ZONE BY THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM OR  OPERATION  IRAQI
FREEDOM,  WHO  WAS  DISCHARGED  THEREFROM  UNDER OTHER THAN DISHONORABLE
CONDITIONS.
  2. AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WAR VETERANS WHO ARE ACCEPTED  FOR  ENROLLMENT
AT  ANY  OF  THE SCHOOLS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR THE CITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL RECEIVE UP TO EIGHT SEMESTERS OF  FULL-TIME
UNDERGRADUATE  STUDY, OR THE EQUIVALENT OF FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, OR UP TO
SIX SEMESTERS, THE EQUIVALENT OF THREE ACADEMIC YEARS OF GRADUATE  STUDY
TUITION FREE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00563-01-1

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