senate Bill S981

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Eliminates the licensure requirement of citizenship or permanent residence in those professions where such requirement presently exists

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S981 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1160
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5441, A183
2009-2010: S1925A, A1015A

S981 - Summary

Eliminates the licensure requirement of citizenship or permanent residence where such requirement presently exists in the professions of certified shorthand reporting, chiropractic, dental hygiene and dentistry, landscape architecture, land surveying, massage, medicine, midwifery, pharmacy, professional engineering, veterinary medicine and veterinary technology.

S981 - Sponsor Memo

S981 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   981

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 the abolition of citi-
  zenship requirements for licensure in certain professions

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

  Section 1. Section 6501 of the education law, as amended by chapter 81
of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  S  6501.  Admission to a profession (licensing). 1. Admission to prac-
tice of a profession in this state is accomplished by  a  license  being
issued to a qualified applicant by the [education] department.  To qual-
ify for a license an applicant shall meet the requirements prescribed in
the  article  for  the particular profession and shall meet the require-
ments prescribed in section 3-503 of the general obligations law.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, NO OTHERWISE  QUALIFIED
APPLICANT  SHALL  BE  DENIED  A  LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, LIMITED PERMIT OR
REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE BY REASON OF  HIS  OR  HER  LACK  OF
CITIZENSHIP  OR  IMMIGRATION STATUS, UNLESS SUCH APPLICANT IS INELIGIBLE
FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE UNDER FEDERAL LAW OR IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN
THE UNITED STATES.
  S 2. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 6 of section 6506 of  the  education
law,  as  amended by chapter 133 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read
as follows:
  (f) Citizenship [or immigration status: be a United States citizen  or
an  alien  lawfully  admitted  for  permanent  residence  in  the United
States]: MEET NO REQUIREMENT AS TO UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP;
  S 3. Subdivision 6 of section 6524 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 379 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (6) Citizenship [or immigration status: be a United States citizen  or
an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;

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

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