senate Bill S3642

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.747
Feb 28, 2011 referred to higher education

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S3642 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6713
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355 & 6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3171, A8549

S3642 - Bill Texts

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Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S3642

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to extending certain benefits to
those with military service and an honorable discharge

PURPOSE:
To allow those with military service and an honorable discharge to
attend classes at the State University of New York (SUNY) and the
City University of New York (CUNY) on a tuition-free audit basis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends Sections 355 and 6206 of the Education Law to include
those with military service and an honorable discharge as among those
eligible to audit courses at SUNY and CUNY without tuition,
examination, grading or credit.

JUSTIFICATION:
Those with military service and an honorable discharge should be given
every opportunity to avail themselves of the wide variety of
educational programs offered at the State and City Universities.
Attending courses on a tuition-free, space-available basis could be
the beginning of a full program of higher education or could be a way
of allowing those with military service and an honorable discharge to
learn more about a particular area of interest. Those with military
service and an honorable discharge have contributed greatly to our
country and should be encouraged to pursue further education in their
chosen fields.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3171 Passed Senate/A.8549 - Higher Ed Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3642

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, LARKIN,
  ZELDIN -- 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 extending certain
  benefits to those with military service and an honorable discharge

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section
355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and  616
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Notwithstanding  the  provisions of any other general, special or
local law, rule or regulation, such regulations may permit persons sixty
years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY  SERVICE  AND  AN  HONORABLE
DISCHARGE  to  audit courses given therein without tuition, examination,
grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis,  as  determined
by  the  president  of  each  such institution, provided that such audit
attendance does not deny course attendance at a state-operated  institu-
tion  by  an individual who is otherwise qualified under the regulations
promulgated pursuant to this section.
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 6206 of  the  education
law,  as added by chapter 344 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
follows:
  (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other  general,  special  or
local  law, rule or regulation, the board of trustees may permit persons
sixty years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY SERVICE AND AN  HONOR-
ABLE  DISCHARGE to audit courses given therein without tuition, examina-
tion, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as deter-
mined by the president of each  such  institution,  provided  that  such
audit  attendance does not deny course attendance at the city university
of New York by an individual  who  is  otherwise  qualified  under  this
section.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect on the first of July 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.
                                                           LBD05975-01-1

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