senate Bill S1937

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the veterans tuition awards program to include all veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions who served in the armed forces after 2-28-1961

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 09, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S1937 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง669-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1268
2009-2010: S4054A

S1937 - Summary

Expands the veterans tuition awards program to include all veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions who served in the armed forces after February 28, 1961.

S1937 - Sponsor Memo

S1937 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1937

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  veterans  tuition
  awards program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 1 of section 669-a of the educa-
tion law, as added by section 2 of part N of chapter 57 of the  laws  of
2008, is amended to read as follows:
  d. "Other eligible [combat] veteran" means: an individual who (i) is a
resident  of  this  state, (ii) served in the armed forces of the United
States [in] DURING hostilities  that  occurred  after  February  twenty-
eighth, nineteen hundred sixty-one, [as evidenced by their receipt of an
Armed  Forces  Expeditionary  Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, or Marine
Corps Expeditionary Medal,] and (iii)  was  discharged  under  honorable
conditions,  including but not limited to honorable discharge, discharge
under honorable conditions, or general discharge.
  S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 669-a  of  the  education
law,  as  amended  by  section  3 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of
2008, is amended to read as follows:
  a. Tuition awards are available for all Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Afghan-
istan and other eligible [combat] veterans, as  defined  in  subdivision
one of this section, who are enrolled, pursuant to paragraph a of subdi-
vision  four  of section six hundred sixty-one of this part, in approved
undergraduate or graduate programs at degree  granting  institutions  or
enrolled  in  approved  vocational training programs and who apply for a
tuition assistance program award pursuant to section six hundred  sixty-
seven of this subpart.
  S  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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