senate Bill S5981

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "NY Cares Act"

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Mar 18, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Nov 13, 2013 referred to rules

Votes

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Mar 18, 2014 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Mar 18, 2014

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S5981 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8278
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§669-e, 237-a, 237-b, 669-c, 115 & Art 15-D §730, Ed L

S5981 - Summary

Enacts the "NY Cares Act".

S5981 - Sponsor Memo

S5981 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5981

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "NY Cares
  Act"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "NY Cares
Act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  669-e  to
read as follows:
  S  669-E.  COURSE CREDIT FOR SERVICE MEMBERS.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "SERVICE MEMBER" MEANS A PERSON, MALE OR  FEMALE,  WHO
IS  A  LEGAL RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, AS DEFINED BY 50 U.S.C. SECTION 595
WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY, NAVAL SERVICE, NATIONAL GUARD AND
RESERVE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OR OF THE STATE DURING A WAR, EXPE-
DITION, OCCUPATION OF AN AREA  OR  TERRITORY,  BATTLE,  SKIRMISH,  RAID,
INVASION,  REBELLION,  INSURRECTION,  GUERILLA ACTION, RIOT IN WHICH THE
UNITED STATES WAS ENGAGED WITH A HOSTILE OR BELLIGERENT NATION, FACTION,
FORCE, OR TERRORISTS AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY  ANY
MEANS  OF  AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED
TO THE RESERVE.
  2. EVERY SERVICE MEMBER SHALL UPON APPLICATION  AND  APPROVAL  OF  THE
CHANCELLOR,  OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, BE GRANTED ACADEMIC CREDITS TOWARDS
HIS OR HER DEGREE FOR THE COMPLETION OF COURSES THAT WERE A PART OF SUCH
SERVICE MEMBER'S MILITARY TRAINING, SERVICE AND FOR MILITARY  EXPERIENCE
RECEIVED.  IN DETERMINING THE APPROVAL OF SUCH SERVICE MEMBER'S APPLICA-
TION, THE CHANCELLOR, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, SHALL CONSIDER THE  STAND-
ARDS  OF  THE  AMERICAN  COUNCIL  ON EDUCATION. NO FEE, TUITION OR OTHER
CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST A SERVICE MEMBER WHO QUALIFIES FOR SUCH
CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13064-03-3

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