|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Feb 04, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S3459
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3459 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§3421 & 3429, Pub Health L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3459 - Summary
Relates to licensing and registration for funeral directors; permits persons lawfully admitted to the US to take the licensing exam; provides that accredited schools do not have to get prior approval for continuing education courses.
S3459 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3459 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to licensing and registration for funeral directors PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to allow foreign mortuary students who are lawfully resident in the United States, but who have not vet been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, to use their results on the funeral director licensure examination for the purpose of becoming a licensed funeral director in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 3421(2)(a) of the Public Health Law to provide that an applicant for a license as a funeral director shall only need to have lawful entry in the United States, and that he or she need not have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Section 2 amends section 3429(1) of the Public Health Law by adding a new paragraph (f), defining "accredited school." Section 3 amends section 3429(4)(b) of the Public Health Law to exempt accredited schools for funeral directors, as approved under section 3425 of the Public Health Law, from the requirement to obtain prior approval of courses offered.
S3459 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3459 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 4, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to licensing and registration for funeral directors THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 3421 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 534 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: (a) is a citizen of the United States or [an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence] HAS LAWFUL ENTRY in the United States; S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3429 of the public health law is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows: (F) "ACCREDITED SCHOOL" MEANS A POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY OR STATE APPROVAL AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AS A "RELIABLE AUTHORITY AS TO THE QUALITY OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION" WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED (HEA). S 3. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 3429 of the public health law, as added by chapter 529 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: (b) A registered provider which is required to obtain prior approval of courses shall submit to the department a written description of each course for which approval is requested, at least sixty days prior to the first date the course is to be offered. If the department does not disapprove the proposed course within ninety days of its receipt of the written description and request for approval, the course shall be considered approved provisionally for six months. Following the six months of provisional approval, the department may make a final determi- nation disapproving the course. Notwithstanding such determination, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08046-01-3
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.