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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1331
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1331 - Details
S1331 - Summary
Relates to prohibiting colleges from denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based solely on their incarceration.
S1331 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1331 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting colleges from denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based solely on their incarceration PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent college admittance of an applicant to any institution of higher education based solely on previous incarceration. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - The Education law is amended by adding a new section 6438 which would prohibit any college from denying admittance to any applicant based solely on their previous incarceration. JUSTIFICATION: New York State should strive for economic self-sufficiency for those released from prison in order to reduce crime and subsequent government expense. Job oriented education training are the foundation of any solution to this problem. In order to be employed in today's work environment, people require secondary, post-secondary or vocation education training. This legislation would give previously incarcerated people a chance to be admitted into an institution of higher education based on their merits. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S1331 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1331 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- 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 prohibiting colleges from denying formerly incarcerated individuals admittance to college based solely on their incarceration 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 6438 to read as follows: S 6438. COLLEGE ADMITTANCE FOR PEOPLE PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO PERSON WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN INCARCERATED, SHALL BE DENIED ADMITTANCE TO ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, BASED SOLELY ON SUCH INCARCERATION. 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. LBD02000-01-3
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