assembly Bill A6788

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to removing citizenship and immigration status requirements for applicants for licensure for certain professions

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Mar 17, 2017 referred to higher education

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A6788 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8259
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6042

A6788 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to removing citizenship and immigration status requirements for applicants for licensure for certain professions.

A6788 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6788

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  removing  citizenship
  and  immigration  status requirements for applicants for licensure for
  certain professions

  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 6501-a
to read as follows:
  § 6501-A. CITIZENSHIP STATUS; IDENTIFICATION. 1. A. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
IN PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION SIXTY-FIVE HUNDRED SIX OF
THIS ARTICLE, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT DENY LICENSURE TO AN APPLICANT TO
PRACTICE  ANY  PROFESSION  SET  FORTH IN THIS TITLE ON THE BASIS OF SUCH
APPLICANT'S CITIZENSHIP STATUS OR IMMIGRATION STATUS.
  B. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS
NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  2. ANY APPLICATION REQUIRED BY THIS TITLE TO BE FILED WITH THE DEPART-
MENT  BY  AN  INDIVIDUAL  APPLICANT  SHALL INCLUDE EITHER THE INDIVIDUAL
TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR THE  SOCIAL  SECURITY  NUMBER  OF  THE
APPLICANT.
  § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 6524 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 379 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (6)  Citizenship or immigration status: [be a United States citizen or
an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
provided, however that the board of regents may grant a three year waiv-
er for an alien physician to practice in an area which has  been  desig-
nated  by the department as medically underserved, except that the board
of regents may grant an additional extension not to exceed six years  to
an  alien physician to enable him or her to secure citizenship or perma-
nent resident status, provided such status is  being  actively  pursued;
and  provided  further that the board of regents may grant an additional

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

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