senate Bill S3950

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows the granting of academic credit at state operated institutions to veterans

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Mar 10, 2011 referred to higher education

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S3950 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1335
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10594A

S3950 - Summary

Allows the granting of 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 veterans.

S3950 - Sponsor Memo

S3950 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3950

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, BALL -- 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
  veterans

  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 VETERANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,
THE  TERM  "VETERAN"  MEANS  A  PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, RESIDENT OF THIS
STATE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR  NAVAL  SERVICE  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES  DURING  A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED AND WHO
HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY ANY MEANS OTHER THAN BY DISHONOR-
ABLE DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2. EVERY VETERAN WHO IS ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRAD-
UATE STUDENT IN GOOD  STANDING,  AT  AN  INSTITUTION  WITHIN  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  SYSTEM, SHALL UPON APPLICATION BE GRANTED UP TO SIX ACADEMIC
CREDITS PER YEAR AND SIXTY CREDITS IN THE AGGREGATE TOWARDS HIS  OR  HER
DEGREE  FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES THAT WERE PART OF SUCH VETERAN'S MILI-
TARY TRAINING OR SERVICE IF THE COMPLETED COURSES MEET THE STANDARDS  OF
THE  AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION OR ITS EQUIVALENT FOR THE AWARDING OF
ACADEMIC CREDITS. NO FEE, TUITION OR  OTHER  CHARGE  SHALL  BE  ASSESSED
AGAINST  A  VETERAN  WHO  QUALIFIES  FOR  SUCH  CREDIT  PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION.
  3. THE BOARDS 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.
                                                           LBD05506-01-1

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