assembly Bill A2991

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides free tuition expenses for dependent family members of N.Y. state military personnel

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Apr 09, 2019 held for consideration in higher education
Jan 28, 2019 referred to higher education

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A2991 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S193
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §668-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4005, S5128
2011-2012: A1245, S2149
2013-2014: A326, S4131
2015-2016: A3093, S3113
2017-2018: A1737, S254

A2991 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides free tuition expenses for SUNY or CUNY to surviving dependent family members of NYS military personnel who have died while performing official military duties.

A2991 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2991

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. HAWLEY, KOLB, BARCLAY, CROUCH, PERRY, GUNTHER,
  MONTESANO, DiPIETRO, BRABENEC, FITZPATRICK, ASHBY  --  Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M. of A.   STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing scholarships
  for surviving dependent family members  of  New  York  state  military
  personnel who have died while performing official military duties

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

  Section 1. Section 668-e of the education law, as added by chapter 106
of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  §  668-e.  Military  enhanced  recognition,  incentive   and   tribute
("MERIT")  scholarships. 1. Eligible persons. a.  Notwithstanding subdi-
visions three and five of section six hundred sixty-one of this  [title]
PART,  children,  spouses  and  financial  dependents of a member of the
armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who at  any
time  on  or  after  the  second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety,
while in service in the armed forces of the United States, as defined by
subdivision eight of section one of the military law or in  a  force  of
the  state  organized militia, as defined in subdivision nine of section
one of the military law: (i) while a legal resident of New  York  state,
died,  became  severely  and  permanently  disabled or was classified as
missing in action [in a combat theater or combat zone of  operations  as
part  of  military  operations, or died as a result of injury or illness
suffered or incurred during such military service] IN THE PERFORMANCE OF
HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES; or (ii) while a legal resident of  New  York
state,  died  or became severely and permanently disabled as a result of
injury or illness suffered or incurred during  military  training  oper-
ations  in  preparation  for  duty in a combat theater or combat zone of
operations.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01527-01-9

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