senate Bill S5044

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for in-state tuition at colleges and universities of state university, the city university of New York and community colleges for honorably discharged veterans attending under the federal GI bills

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
May 21, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 07, 2013 referred to higher education

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May 21, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

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S5044 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7686
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355, 6206 & 6301, Ed L

S5044 - Bill Texts

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Provides for in-state tuition at colleges and universities of the state university, the city university of New York and community colleges for honorably discharge veterans attending, within 12 months of their honorable discharge, under the federal GI bills.

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BILL NUMBER:S5044

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
in-state tuition at colleges and universities of the state university
of New York and the city university of New York

PURPOSE:

Provides for in-state tuition at colleges and universities of state
university, the city university of New York and community colleges for
honorably discharged veterans attending under the federal GI bills.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections 355, 6206, and 6301 of the education law are amended to
provide that the payment of tuition and fees by any student who is not
a resident of New York state, shall be paid at a rate or charge no
greater than that imposed for students who are residents of the state
if such student was honorably discharged from the armed forces of the
United States and is enrolled within twelve months of such discharge
in a SUNY or CUNY school in accordance with the federal GI bills.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many veterans serve overseas for extended periods and pursue a college
education upon their return to the United States. Veterans are
entitled to receive up to $17,500 a year from the federal government
if they attend a private school. In. New York State, veterans often
lose their status as a New York State resident because of their
overseas service, and when they seek to attend a state institution
they are forced to pay as a non-resident. This financially penalizes
veterans for relocating for their job and steers veterans to attend
private schools rather than a SUNY or CUNY institution.

Residency requirements exist to help New York state residents receive
a quality education at an affordable price. It would be fair to extend
this option to veterans who have returned to or chose to reside in New
York State immediately following their service.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5044

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  in-state  tuition  at
  colleges  and universities of the state university of New York and the
  city university of New York

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

  Section  1.  Clause (iii) of subparagraph 8 of paragraph h of subdivi-
sion 2 of section 355 of the education law, as added by chapter  327  of
the  laws  of 2002, is amended and a new clause (iv) is added to read as
follows:
  (iii) was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of the  state
university  in the fall semester or quarter of the two thousand one--two
thousand two academic year and was authorized  by  such  institution  or
educational  unit  to  pay  tuition  at  the  rate or charge imposed for
students who are residents of the state[.]; OR
  (IV) WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE  UNITED
STATES  AND  IS  ENROLLED, WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF SUCH DISCHARGE, IN AN
INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY, AND IS  ATTEND-
ING  SUCH INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL
GI BILLS.
  S 2. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a-1) of subdivision 7 of section
6206 of the education law, as amended by chapter  260  of  the  laws  of
2011,  is  amended  and  a  new  subparagraph  (iv)  is added to read as
follows:
  (iii) was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of  the  city
university  in the fall semester or quarter of the two thousand one--two
thousand two academic year and was authorized  by  such  institution  or
educational  unit  to  pay  tuition  at  the  rate or charge imposed for
students who are residents of the state[.]; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-02-3

S. 5044                             2

  (IV) WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED FORCES OF THE  UNITED
STATES  AND  IS  ENROLLED, WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF SUCH DISCHARGE, IN AN
INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY, AND IS ATTENDING
SUCH INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  FEDERAL  GI
BILLS.
  S  3.  Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section
6206 of the education law, as amended by chapter  327  of  the  laws  of
2002,  is  amended  and  a  new  subparagraph  (iv)  is added to read as
follows:
  (iii) was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of  the  city
university  in the fall semester or quarter of the two thousand one--two
thousand two academic year and was authorized  by  such  institution  or
educational  unit  to  pay  tuition  at  the  rate or charge imposed for
students who are residents of the state[.]; OR
  (IV) WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED FORCES OF THE  UNITED
STATES  AND  IS  ENROLLED, WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF SUCH DISCHARGE, IN AN
INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY, AND IS ATTENDING
SUCH INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  FEDERAL  GI
BILLS.
  S 4. Paragraph (iii) of subdivision 5 of section 6301 of the education
law, as amended by chapter 327 of the laws of 2002, is amended and a new
paragraph (iv) is added to read a follows:
  (iii)  was enrolled in an institution or educational unit of the state
university in the fall semester or quarter of the two thousand  one--two
thousand  two  academic  year  and was authorized by such institution or
educational unit to pay tuition  at  the  rate  or  charge  imposed  for
students who are residents of the state[.]; OR
  (IV)  WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED
STATES AND IS ENROLLED, WRITTEN TWELVE MONTHS OF SUCH  DISCHARGE,  IN  A
COMMUNITY  COLLEGE  UNDER  THE  PROGRAM  OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY, AND IS
ATTENDING SUCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  FEDERAL  GI
BILLS.
  S  5.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to paragraph (a-1) of subdivision 7 of  section  6206  of
the  education law, made by section two of this act, shall be subject to
the expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to section 16 of
chapter 260 of the laws of 2011, when upon such date the  provisions  of
section three of this act shall take effect.

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