senate Bill S7879

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York is home act" to establish New York state citizenship, regardless of immigration status, and providing certain rights and benefits to persons with such citizenship; repealer

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Jun 16, 2014 referred to rules


S7879 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14-A §§275 - 275-f, §§243-a & 223-a, amd §§296, 296-a & 296-b, Exec L; amd §5-102, El L; amd §§3 & 89, Pub Off L; amd §5, Tax L; amd §3-503, Gen Ob L; rpld §661 sub 3, amd Ed L, generally; amd §126, ABC L; amd §10, Gen City L; amd Part I §1 Art X, Chap 882 of 1953; amd §3421, Pub Health L; amd §§41, 72 & 89-h, Gen Bus L; amd §440-a, RP L; amd §460, Judy L; amd §502, rpld sub 1, V & T L; rpld §131-k, amd §122, Soc Serv L; add §71-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S776
2017-2018: S1215
2019-2020: S1021
2021-2022: S4279

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York is home act" to establish New York state citizenship, regardless of immigration status, and providing certain rights and benefits to persons with such citizenship.

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 7879                                                 A. 10129

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 16, 2014

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M.  of
  A.  Camara) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the election law, the public officers
  law, the tax law, the general obligations law, the education law,  the
  alcoholic  beverage  control law, the general city law, chapter 882 of
  the laws of 1953, establishing a compact with the state of New  Jersey
  for  the elimination of criminal and corrupt practices in the handling
  of waterborne freight within the port of New York district, the public
  health law, the general business law, the real property law, the judi-
  ciary law, the vehicle and traffic law, the social  services  law  and
  the correction law, in relation to enacting the "New York is home act"
  to  establish  New York state citizenship, regardless of federal immi-
  gration status, and requiring the provision of certain rights of  such
  citizenship; to repeal subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and
  traffic  law relating to applications for drivers' licenses; to repeal
  section 131-k of the social services law relating to  illegal  aliens;
  and to repeal subdivision 3 of section 661 of the education law relat-
  ing to residency for eligibility for student financial aid


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York is home act".
  S  2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that New York
is home to over 19.5 million individuals, including workers,  consumers,
students,  neighbors and taxpayers. The wellbeing of this state is inex-
tricably linked to the wellbeing of all these  New  Yorkers.  These  New
Yorkers  share  a  common destiny and common dreams: a thriving New York
state replete with healthy families, healthy  communities  and  striving
businesses.  New  York is home to these individuals, regardless of their
federal immigration status.

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


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