senate Bill S454

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to awarding high school diplomas to veterans; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 09, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S454 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3709
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
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
2017-2018: S397, A7695
2021-2022: S3202, A7972

S454 (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.

S454 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S454 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   454

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty 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law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws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.
                                                           LBD01486-01-9

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