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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S981
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S981 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S981 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the abolition of citizenship requirements for licensure in certain professions PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To eliminate the licensure requirement of citizenship or permanent residence in those professions in which such requirement exists. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision 6 of section 6524, 6554, 6604, 6609, 6704, 6711, 6805, 6955, 7206, 7206-a, 7324, 7504 and subdivision 5 of section 7804 of the Education Law to eliminate citizenship or permanent residence immigration status presently required in the following professions: Certified Shorthand Reporting Massage Chiropractic Medicine Dental Hygiene Midwifery Dentistry Pharmacy Landscape Architecture Professional Engineering Land Surveying Veterinary Medicine JUSTIFICATION: Under the present provisions of the Education Law, candidates for
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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