senate Bill S2947

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to licensing by military spouses

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2016 signed chap.299
Aug 30, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1165
substituted for s2947a
Jun 02, 2016 substituted by a4394a
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1165
May 04, 2016 print number 2947a
May 04, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to finance
reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 27, 2015 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2015 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2015 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2015 1st report cal.412
Jan 30, 2015 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S2947A
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 4, 2016 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2947
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 4, 2016

excused (1)

Apr 22, 2015 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2947
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 22, 2015

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S2947 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6501, Ed L; add Art 2-A §20, Gen Bus L; amd §2136, Ins L; amd §§442-g & 444-e, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5205

S2947 - Summary

Authorizes licensing of certain military spouses whose spouse is transferred by the military to this state; makes related provisions.

S2947 - Sponsor Memo

S2947 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2947

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the general business law, the  insur-
  ance  law and the real property law, in relation to licensing of mili-
  tary spouses with out-of-state licenses in equivalent occupations

  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).  Admission to practice
of a profession in this state is accomplished by a license being  issued
to  a qualified applicant by the education department.  To qualify for a
license an applicant shall meet the requirements prescribed in the arti-
cle for the  particular  profession  and  shall  meet  the  requirements
prescribed  in  section  3-503  of the general obligations law; PROVIDED
THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,  ANY  APPLI-
CANT  WHO  IS  THE  SPOUSE OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED
STATES, NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVES MAY  SUBMIT  A  SIGNED  AFFIDAVIT  TO
ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE, STATING THAT THE ENTRIES IN THE
APPLICATION  ARE  TRUE  AND  ACCURATE,  AND  THAT DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN
REQUESTED PROVIDING SATISFACTORY  VERIFYING  EVIDENCE  OF  LICENSURE  TO
PRACTICE  AN EQUIVALENT OCCUPATION ISSUED BY ANY OTHER STATE, TERRITORY,
PROTECTORATE  OR  DEPENDENCY  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  IN  LIEU  OF  THE
SUBMISSIONS  REQUIRED  BY THE ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE PARTICULAR
PROFESSION.  THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL ISSUE A  LICENSE  BASED  ON  THE
APPLICATION,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  ENTRIES IN SUCH APPLICATION SHOW THAT
SUCH LICENSE WAS GRANTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS WHICH WERE, IN THE
JUDGEMENT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS, NOT LOWER THAN THOSE OF  THIS  STATE.
IF THE BOARD FINDS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE APPLICANT FALSE-
LY AFFIRMED OR STATED THAT THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED VERIFICATION FROM

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03738-01-5

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S2947A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6501, Ed L; add Art 2-A §20, Gen Bus L; amd §2136, Ins L; amd §§442-g & 444-e, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5205

S2947A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensing of certain military spouses whose spouse is transferred by the military to this state; makes related provisions.

S2947A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2947A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2947--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE,  AMEDORE, CROCI, FUNKE, KENNEDY, LARKIN,
  MURPHY, O'MARA, ORTT, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education 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 expedited licensing by
  certain military spouses

  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 qualify
for a license an applicant shall meet the requirements prescribed in the
article for the particular profession and shall  meet  the  requirements
prescribed in section 3-503 of the general obligations law.
  2. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY APPLI-
CANT  SEEKING TO QUALIFY FOR A LICENSE PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE WHO IS THE
SPOUSE OF AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER  OF  THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE  UNITED
STATES, NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVES AS DEFINED IN 10 U.S.C. SECTIONS 1209
AND  1211,  AND SUCH SPOUSE IS TRANSFERRED BY THE MILITARY TO THIS STATE
SHALL BE AFFORDED AN EXPEDITED REVIEW OF  HIS  OR  HER  APPLICATION  FOR
LICENSURE. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPART-
MENT  AND  SHALL INCLUDE AN ATTESTATION BY THE APPLICANT OF THE MILITARY
STATUS OF HIS OR HER SPOUSE AND ANY OTHER SUCH SUPPORTING  DOCUMENTATION
THAT  THE  DEPARTMENT  MAY REQUIRE. UPON REVIEW OF SUCH APPLICATION, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A LICENSE TO THE APPLICANT IF THE APPLICANT HOLDS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03738-03-6

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