senate Bill S8374

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses

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May 03, 2018 referred to higher education

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1704

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses.

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8374

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 permitting individuals
  enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program
  to apply for professional licenses

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

  Section 1. Section 6501 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A QUALIFIED
APPLICANT SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED  IN  THE  FEDERAL  DEFERRED
ACTION  FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM WHO MEETS ALL ADDITIONAL REQUIRE-
MENTS PRESCRIBED FOR IN THE ARTICLE FOR SUCH PARTICULAR PROFESSION.
  § 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 , AN
INDIVIDUAL  ENROLLED  IN  THE  FEDERAL  DEFERRED  ACTION  FOR  CHILDHOOD
ARRIVALS  PROGRAM, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence
in the United States; provided, however that the board  of  regents  may
grant  a three year waiver for an alien physician to practice in an area
which has been designated 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 permanent 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  exten-
sion  for a period not to exceed six additional years, for the holder of
an H-1b visa, an O-1 visa, or an equivalent or successor visa thereto;
  § 3. Subdivision 6 of section 6554 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 133 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
  (6) Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen,  AN
INDIVIDUAL  ENROLLED  IN  THE  FEDERAL  DEFERRED  ACTION  FOR  CHILDHOOD
ARRIVALS PROGRAM, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent  residence
in the United States;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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