senate Bill S3403

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Feb 01, 2013 referred to higher education

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S3403 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6973
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3950, A1335
2009-2010: A10594A

S3403 - 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.

S3403 - Sponsor Memo

S3403 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3403

                       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 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.
                                                           LBD05866-01-3

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