senate Bill S254

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides free tuition expenses for dependent family members of N.Y. state military personnel

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2018 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2018 1st report cal.1087
Feb 13, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 08, 2017 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.597
Mar 06, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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May 8, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S254
37
0
committee
37
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 12, 2018 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S254
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: Feb 12, 2018

Apr 25, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S254
34
0
committee
34
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 6, 2017 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S254
13
0
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: Mar 6, 2017

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S254 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1737
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §668-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5128, A4005
2011-2012: S2149, A1245
2013-2014: S4131, A326
2015-2016: S3113, A3093
2019-2020: S193, A2991
2021-2022: S2695, A3549

S254 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides free tuition expenses for SUNY or CUNY to surviving dependent family members of NYS military personnel who have died while performing official military duties.

S254 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S254 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   254

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ORTT,  AKSHAR,  CROCI, MARCHIONE, RITCHIE -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing scholarships
  for  surviving  dependent  family  members  of New York state military
  personnel who have died while performing official military duties

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

  Section 1. Section 668-e of the education law, as added by chapter 106
of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  §   668-e.   Military  enhanced  recognition,  incentive  and  tribute
("MERIT") scholarships. 1. Eligible persons. a.  Notwithstanding  subdi-
visions  three and five of section six hundred sixty-one of this [title]
PART, children, spouses and financial dependents  of  a  member  of  the
armed  forces of the United States or state organized militia who at any
time on or after the second day  of  August,  nineteen  hundred  ninety,
while in service in the armed forces of the United States, as defined by
subdivision  eight  of  section one of the military law or in a force of
the state organized militia, as defined in subdivision nine  of  section
one  of  the military law: (i) while a legal resident of New York state,
died, became severely and permanently  disabled  or  was  classified  as
missing  in  action [in a combat theater or combat zone of operations as
part of military operations, or died as a result of  injury  or  illness
suffered or incurred during such military service] IN THE PERFORMANCE OF
HIS  OR  HER OFFICIAL DUTIES; or (ii) while a legal resident of New York
state, died or became severely and permanently disabled as a  result  of
injury  or  illness  suffered or incurred during military training oper-
ations in preparation for duty in a combat theater  or  combat  zone  of
operations.

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

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