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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S3399
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S3399 - Details
S3399 - Summary
Authorizes and directs the commissioner of education to develop a program for veterans who served on or after January 1, 1973 to receive high school diplomas.
S3399 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3399 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing and directing the commissioner of education to develop a program for certain veterans to receive high school diplomas PURPOSE: This legislation would extend the program Operation Recognition to provide the opportunity to receive high school diplomas for certain veterans not currently covered under current law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 305 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 29-c which directs the commissioner of education to develop a program whereby any veteran who joined the armed forces after January 1st of 1973 prior to graduation from high school would be eligi- ble to receive a high school diploma based on their military service. The legislation would require a veteran to produce a form DD-214 or other proof of honorable discharge. EXISTING LAW: Under Section 305 of the education law there is a provision known as Operation Recognition, which recognizes the dedi- cation and sacrifice of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans who joined military service prior to graduation from high school by awarding them a high school diploma. The applicant must be a resident of New York State and must have received an honorable discharge. JUSTIFICATION: Very often, individuals enlist in the armed forces prior
S3399 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3399 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing and directing the commissioner of education to develop a program for certain veterans to receive high school diplomas THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 29-c to read as follows: 29-C. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP A PROGRAM WHEREBY ANY VETERAN OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO SERVED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE AND WHO WAS UNABLE, FOR ANY REASON, TO COMPLETE A SECOND- ARY EDUCATION, MAY BE AWARDED A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA BASED ON KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE GAINED WHILE IN SERVICE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00025-01-3
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