senate Bill S2946A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires colleges, vocational institutions and other approved programs to provide credits or exemptions for comparable military training

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2016 print number 2946b
Feb 04, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 25, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
May 14, 2015 print number 2946a
May 14, 2015 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 30, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jan 25, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2946A
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2016

May 28, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2946A
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 28, 2015

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S2946 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7232
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§669-h & 6505-d, amd §6505-c, Ed L; add Art 2-A §§20-a & 20-b, Gen Bus L; amd §§304-a & 398-d, V & T L; amd §3002, Pub Health L; amd §236-a, County L; amd §45, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4914
2017-2018: S1253, A3365

S2946 - Summary

Requires colleges, vocational institutions and other approved programs to provide credits or exemptions for comparable military training; provides for expedited application for admission to the practice of a profession by a veteran or a veteran's spouse; relates to motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic qualifications, certification of responder or emergency medical technicians, licensure of master electricians and plumber certification.

S2946 - Sponsor Memo

S2946 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2946

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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  course  credit  for
  veterans,  articulation  between  military  and  civilian professional
  careers and application for admission to practice of a profession by a
  veteran or a veteran's spouse; to amend the general business  law,  in
  relation to licensing, certification and registration for veterans and
  veteran's  spouses; to amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
  to providing motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic quali-
  fications; to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  certif-
  ication  of  responder  or emergency medical technicians; to amend the
  county law, in relation to licensure of master  electricians;  and  to
  amend the general city law, in relation to plumber certification

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  669-f
to read as follows:
  S  669-F. COURSE CREDIT FOR VETERANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON, MALE  OR  FEMALE,  RESIDENT  OF  THIS
STATE,  WHO  HAS  SERVED  IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE
UNITED STATES DURING A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES  WAS  ENGAGED  AND
WHO  HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY ANY MEANS OF AN HONORABLE OR
GENERAL DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2. EVERY VETERAN WHO IS ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRAD-
UATE STUDENT IN GOOD  STANDING,  AT  AN  INSTITUTION  WITHIN  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  SYSTEM,  SHALL UPON APPLICATION AND APPROVAL OF THE CHANCEL-
LOR, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, BE GRANTED UP TO SIX ACADEMIC  CREDITS  PER
SEMESTER  TOWARDS  HIS OR HER DEGREE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES THAT WERE
PART OF SUCH VETERAN'S MILITARY TRAINING OR SERVICE.  IN DETERMINING THE
APPROVAL OF SUCH VETERAN'S APPLICATION, THE CHANCELLOR, OR  HIS  OR  HER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06693-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2946A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7232
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§669-h & 6505-d, amd §6505-c, Ed L; add Art 2-A §§20-a & 20-b, Gen Bus L; amd §§304-a & 398-d, V & T L; amd §3002, Pub Health L; amd §236-a, County L; amd §45, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4914
2017-2018: S1253, A3365

S2946A - Summary

Requires colleges, vocational institutions and other approved programs to provide credits or exemptions for comparable military training; provides for expedited application for admission to the practice of a profession by a veteran or a veteran's spouse; relates to motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic qualifications, certification of responder or emergency medical technicians, licensure of master electricians and plumber certification.

S2946A - Sponsor Memo

S2946A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2946--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUNKE, AVELLA, NOZZOLIO, RITCHIE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Veterans,   Homeland   Security  and  Military  Affairs  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  course  credit  for
  veterans,  articulation  between  military  and  civilian professional
  careers and application for admission to practice of a profession by a
  veteran or a veteran's spouse; to amend the general business  law,  in
  relation to licensing, certification and registration for veterans and
  veteran's  spouses; to amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
  to providing motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic quali-
  fications; to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  certif-
  ication  of  responder  or emergency medical technicians; to amend the
  county law, in relation to licensure of master  electricians;  and  to
  amend the general city law, in relation to plumber certification

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  669-h
to read as follows:
  S  669-H. COURSE CREDIT FOR VETERANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON, MALE  OR  FEMALE,  RESIDENT  OF  THIS
STATE,  WHO  HAS  SERVED  IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE
UNITED STATES DURING A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES  WAS  ENGAGED  AND
WHO  HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY ANY MEANS OF AN HONORABLE OR
GENERAL DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2. EVERY VETERAN WHO IS ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRAD-
UATE STUDENT IN GOOD  STANDING,  AT  AN  INSTITUTION  WITHIN  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  SYSTEM,  SHALL UPON APPLICATION AND APPROVAL OF THE CHANCEL-
LOR, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, BE GRANTED UP TO SIX ACADEMIC  CREDITS  PER
SEMESTER  TOWARDS  HIS OR HER DEGREE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES THAT WERE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06693-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2946B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7232
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§669-h & 6505-d, amd §6505-c, Ed L; add Art 2-A §§20-a & 20-b, Gen Bus L; amd §§304-a & 398-d, V & T L; amd §3002, Pub Health L; amd §236-a, County L; amd §45, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4914
2017-2018: S1253, A3365

S2946B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires colleges, vocational institutions and other approved programs to provide credits or exemptions for comparable military training; provides for expedited application for admission to the practice of a profession by a veteran or a veteran's spouse; relates to motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic qualifications, certification of responder or emergency medical technicians, licensure of master electricians and plumber certification.

S2946B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2946B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2946--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FUNKE, AVELLA, LARKIN, MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO, RITCHIE
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military  Affairs  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and Military Affairs in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to course credit for
  veterans, articulation  between  military  and  civilian  professional
  careers and application for admission to practice of a profession by a
  veteran  or  a veteran's spouse; to amend the general business law, in
  relation to licensing, certification and registration for veterans and
  veteran's spouses; to amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation
  to providing motor vehicle inspector certification and mechanic quali-
  fications;  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to certif-
  ication of responder or emergency medical technicians;  to  amend  the
  county  law,  in  relation to licensure of master electricians; and to
  amend the general city law, in relation to plumber certification

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 669-h
to read as follows:
  S 669-H. COURSE CREDIT FOR VETERANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,
THE  TERM  "VETERAN"  MEANS  A  PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, RESIDENT OF THIS
STATE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR  NAVAL  SERVICE  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES  DURING  A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES WAS ENGAGED AND
WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY ANY MEANS OF AN HONORABLE  OR
GENERAL DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06693-04-6

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