senate Bill S8259

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Higher Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Apr 24, 2018 referred to higher education

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S8259 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6788
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally

S8259 - Summary

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

S8259 - Sponsor Memo

S8259 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8259

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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:
  S 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.
  S 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
three year waiver, and at its expiration, an extension for a period  not
to  exceed  six additional years, for the holder of an H-1b visa, an O-1

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10309-01-7

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