S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 granting academic
credit at state operated institutions of the state university of New
York and the senior colleges of the city university of New York to
volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 669-e
to read as follows:
S 669-E. COURSE CREDIT FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "VOLUN-
TEER FIREFIGHTER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION
THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
2. EVERY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN WHO IS
ALSO ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN GOOD
STANDING, AT AN INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, SHALL
UPON APPLICATION BE GRANTED SIX ACADEMIC CREDITS PER YEAR AND SIXTY
CREDITS IN THE AGGREGATE TOWARDS HIS OR HER DEGREE. NO FEE, TUITION OR
OTHER CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR EMER-
GENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN WHO QUALIFIES FOR SUCH CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS
3. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY UNIVER-
SITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ADOPT SUCH PROCEDURES AS ARE NECESSARY TO FULLY
IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. 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.