senate Bill S397B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to awarding high school diplomas to veterans; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 29, 2018 1st report cal.295
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 26, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 25, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 24, 2017 1st report cal.559
Mar 20, 2017 print number 397b
Mar 20, 2017 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 21, 2017 print number 397a
Feb 21, 2017 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 04, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jan 29, 2018 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S397B
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committee
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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 29, 2018

Apr 24, 2017 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S397B
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: Apr 24, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S397 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7695
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6292, A9597
2015-2016: S3408, A813
2019-2020: S454, A3709
2021-2022: S3202, A7972

S397 - Summary

Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in service.

S397 - Sponsor Memo

S397 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   397

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ORTT,  AKSHAR,  AVELLA, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SEWARD -- 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 awarding  high  school
  diplomas  to  veterans;  and  repealing certain provisions of such law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the education
law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  29. The commissioner shall develop a program whereby any  veteran  [of
the  armed  forces who served in world war II and] WHO HAS SERVED IN THE
ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHO  HAS  BEEN
DISCHARGED FROM SUCH SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS, who was unable,
for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high
school  diploma  based  on  knowledge  and  experience  gained  while in
service.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02593-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S397A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7695
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6292, A9597
2015-2016: S3408, A813
2019-2020: S454, A3709
2021-2022: S3202, A7972

S397A - Summary

Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in service.

S397A - Sponsor Memo

S397A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 397--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ORTT,  AKSHAR,  AVELLA, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed,  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 commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to awarding  high  school
  diplomas  to  veterans;  and  repealing certain provisions of such law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the education
law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  29. The commissioner shall develop a program whereby any  veteran  [of
the  armed  forces who served in world war II and] WHO HAS SERVED IN THE
ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED  STATES,  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  ONE  OF THE MILITARY LAW, AND WHO HAS BEEN DISCHARGED FROM SUCH
SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS, who was unable, for any  reason,  to
complete  a  secondary  education,  may be awarded a high school diploma
based on knowledge and experience gained while in service.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02593-02-7

Co-Sponsors

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S397B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7695
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6292, A9597
2015-2016: S3408, A813
2019-2020: S454, A3709
2021-2022: S3202, A7972

S397B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in service.

S397B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S397B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 397--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ORTT,  AKSHAR,  AVELLA, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed,  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 commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to awarding high school
  diplomas to veterans; and repealing certain  provisions  of  such  law
  relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the  education
law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  29.  The  commissioner shall develop a program whereby any veteran [of
the armed forces who served in world war II and] WHO HAS SERVED  IN  THE
ACTIVE  MILITARY  OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHO HAS BEEN
DISCHARGED FROM SUCH SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS, who was unable,
for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high
school diploma  based  on  knowledge  and  experience  gained  while  in
service.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02593-03-7

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