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|Apr 24, 2018||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S8259
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
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S8259 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8259 SPONSOR: PERALTA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to removing citizenship and immigration status requirements for applicants for licensure for certain professions PURPOSE: To reduce barriers for immigrants to obtain professional licenses to aide in filling state labor shortages and retaining skilled immigrants to capitalize on underutilized talent and to increase the economic bene- fits of immigrant income, spending, and tax revenues from better-paying jobs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: The education law is amended by adding a new section 6501-a. Citizenship status, except as provided in paragraph (f) of subdivision
S8259 (ACTIVE) - 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: § 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 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.
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