senate Bill S6137

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to academic credit for veterans

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S6137 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6355, Ed L

S6137 - Summary

Relates to academic credit for veterans with regard to credit for SUNY and CUNY college credits for courses that were part of the student veterans' military training.

S6137 - Sponsor Memo

S6137 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6137

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  academic  credit  for
  veterans

  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  "veterans'
education through SUNY credits act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6355 to read
as follows:
  S 6355. EXPANDING VETERANS' EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ACT.  1. FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE,
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 OTHERWISE THAN BY DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE,  OR
WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2.  THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT A
POLICY REQUIRING EACH STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND  CITY  UNIVERSITY
OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING COLLEGES AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TO AWARD ACADEM-
IC CREDIT TO A STUDENT, WHO IS ALSO A VETERAN, ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSI-
TY,  FOR  COURSES  THAT  WERE PART OF THE STUDENT'S MILITARY TRAINING OR
SERVICE AND THAT MEET THE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
OR EQUIVALENT STANDARDS FOR AWARDING THE ACADEMIC CREDIT, IF  THE  AWARD
OF  ACADEMIC  CREDIT IS BASED UPON THE UNIVERSITY'S ADMISSION STANDARDS.
EACH UNIVERSITY SHALL ADOPT THE NECESSARY RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCE-
DURES TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  3. NO FEE, TUITION OR OTHER CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST A VETERAN
WHO QUALIFIES FOR SUCH CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11664-04-4

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