|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2014||referred to higher education|
delivered to assembly
|May 28, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 21, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 20, 2014||1st report cal.833|
|Feb 11, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 12, 2013||referred to higher education|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 11, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1229|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1978
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1978 - Details
S1978 - Summary
Includes active duty military and certain veterans going to college under the new GI bill in the definition of resident as it relates to community colleges and state-aided four-year colleges.
S1978 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1978 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to including certain veterans in the definition of resident as it relates to community colleges and state-aided four-year colleges PURPOSE: Allows for any person who is serving or has served in active duty of the United State Military under the provisions of the legis- lation to be considered a resident of the State of New York SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds the following language to read: Provided, further, that any person who is serving or has served in active duty of the United States military, including the United States navy, marines, army or air force, during a war in which the United States engaged and who has been released from such service by any means other than by dishonorable discharge, or who has been furloughed to the reserve and who is attending any community college or state-aided four year college under the federal post-9/I1 veterans educational assistance act of 2008, public law 110-252, supplemental appropriations act, 2008, shall be considered a resident for the purpose of this article. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, after serving in active duty, our soldiers who choose to come to New York State to study at State Univer- sity of New York (SUNY) colleges are charged out-of-state tuition. This often results in significant tuition bills, as the federal GI bill does not fully cover the cost of out-of-state SUNY tuition.
S1978 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1978 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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 including certain veterans in the definition of resident as it relates to community colleges and state-aided four-year colleges THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 6301 of the education law, as amended by chapter 327 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: 5. "Resident." A person who has resided in the state for a period of at least one year and in the county, city, town, intermediate school district, school district or community college region, as the case may be, for a period of at least six months, both immediately preceding the date of such person's registration in a community college or, for the purposes of section sixty-three hundred five of this article, his or her application for a certificate of residence; provided, however, that this term shall include any student who is not a resident of New York state, other than a non-immigrant alien within the meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of section 1101 of title 8 of the United States Code, if such student: (i) attended an approved New York high school for two or more years, graduated from an approved New York high school and applied for attend- ance at an institution or educational unit of the state university with- in five years of receiving a New York state high school diploma; or (ii) attended an approved New York state program for general equiv- alency diploma exam preparation, received a general equivalency diploma issued within New York state and applied for attendance at an institu- tion or educational unit of the state university within five years of receiving a general equivalency diploma issued within New York state; or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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