senate Bill S365

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides tuition awards to children of veterans who served in armed conflict

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S365 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3559
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1374, S6974
2009-2010: A5127, S5646

S365 - Summary

Provides tuition awards to children of veterans who served in armed conflict; amends the current law which provides regents awards to children of certain veterans of wars and disabled veterans in order to provide a free college education to children of any veteran who served in armed conflict regardless of disability status; defines amount of the tuition award, duration, and applicability.

S365 - Sponsor Memo

S365 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   365

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  providing  tuition
  awards to children of veterans who served in armed conflict

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

  Section 1. Section 668 of the education law, as added by  chapter  942
of the laws of 1974, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 580 of the laws
of  1992,  paragraphs (a) and (d) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter
261 of the laws of 1995, paragraph (b) of subdivision 1  as  amended  by
chapter 616 of the laws of 1995, paragraphs (f) and (g) of subdivision 1
as added by chapter 435 of the laws of 2006, subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter  333 of the laws of 1993, the opening paragraph of subdivision 2
as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 2004, and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(c)  of  subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 390 of the laws of 1995, is
amended to read as follows:
  S 668. Regents awards for children of deceased and disabled  veterans;
TUITION  AWARDS  FOR  CHILDREN OF VETERANS WHO SERVED IN ARMED CONFLICT.
IN ADDITION TO THE REGENTS AWARDS PROVIDED TO CHILDREN OF  DECEASED  AND
DISABLED VETERANS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPO-
RATION  SHALL  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE CHILDREN OF A LIVING OR DECEASED
VETERAN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO COMPLETED A  PERIOD
OF  MILITARY  SERVICE  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, A
TUITION AWARD THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO ANY COLLEGE OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SYSTEM, ANY UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE  OF
NEW YORK, OR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  1.  Period  of  military  service.  For  a student to be eligible, the
parent, or step-parent where the student is the dependent of  the  step-
parent, (i) must have been a recipient of the armed forces expeditionary
medal,  the  navy  expeditionary medal or the marine corps expeditionary
medal for participation in operations in Lebanon from June first,  nine-
teen  hundred  eighty-three  to December first, nineteen hundred eighty-
seven, in Grenada from October twenty-third,  nineteen  hundred  eighty-

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