assembly Bill A4831

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state dream act, providing certain higher education eligibility benefits to undocumented immigrants that satisfy certain criteria; repealer

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A4831 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §661 sub 3, sub 4 ¶b-1 sub¶ (i), sub 5 ¶¶a & b, amd §§661, 355, 6206, 6305, 6451, 6452, 6455 & 695-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6829
2013-2014: A22

A4831 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York state dream act; provides certain higher education eligibility benefits to undocumented immigrants that satisfy certain criteria.

A4831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4831

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MOYA -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  the  New  York  state
  dream act; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating ther-
  eto

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York state dream act".
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 661 of the education law is REPEALED and
a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows:
  3. QUALIFICATIONS. A. QUALIFIED STUDENT FOR AN AWARD AT THE UNDERGRAD-
UATE LEVEL OF STUDY. A QUALIFIED STUDENT FOR AN AWARD AT THE UNDERGRADU-
ATE LEVEL OF STUDY SHALL MEAN:
  (I) AN INDIVIDUAL, OTHER THAN ONE DEEMED TO BE NOT LAWFULLY PRESENT IN
THE UNITED STATES AS USED IN 8 U.S.C. S 1623, WHO HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF
THE  STATE  FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE BEGINNING OF
THE SEMESTER, QUARTER OR TERM OF ATTENDANCE FOR  WHICH  APPLICATION  FOR
ASSISTANCE IS MADE; OR
  (II)  AN  INDIVIDUAL, OTHER THAN ONE DEEMED TO BE NOT LAWFULLY PRESENT
IN THE UNITED STATES AS USED IN 8 U.S.C. S 1623, WHO IS  A  RESIDENT  OF
THE  STATE  AND  WAS  A RESIDENT OF THE STATE DURING HIS OR HER LAST TWO
SEMESTERS OF HIGH SCHOOL EITHER PRIOR TO GRADUATION, OR PRIOR TO  ADMIS-
SION TO COLLEGE; OR
  (III) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO:
  (1)  ATTENDED  AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO OR MORE YEARS,
GRADUATED FROM AN APPROVED NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL, AND APPLIED FOR ATTEND-
ANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OR EDUCATIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY WITH-
IN FIVE YEARS OF RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; OR
  (2) ATTENDED AN APPROVED NEW YORK STATE PROGRAM FOR GENERAL EQUIVALEN-
CY DIPLOMA EXAM PREPARATION,  RECEIVED  A  GENERAL  EQUIVALENCY  DIPLOMA

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06677-01-5