senate Bill S2550A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to immigration status of registered students

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 print number 2550a
Mar 13, 2020 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 04, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1157
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 28, 2019 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

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S2550 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5273
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§355-d & 6206-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4079, A6588

S2550 - Summary

Mandates that no employee or officer of the university shall determine the specific details of a student's immigration status except when required by federal law, pursuant to a court order or as required in connection with tuition or financial aid eligibility.

S2550 - Sponsor Memo

S2550 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2550

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 immigration status  of
  registered students

  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  224-b
to read as follows:
  §  224-B. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF  THE
UNIVERSITY  SHALL  DETERMINE  THE  SPECIFIC DETAILS OF A STUDENT'S IMMI-
GRATION STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A  COURT
ORDER  OR AS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH TUITION OR FINANCIAL AID ELIGI-
BILITY.
  2. THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS  FOR  ALL  COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE
ASKED ANY QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION STATUS OTHER THAN ANY REQUIRED DETER-
MINATION AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION THAT THE STUDENT
IS  AN  IMMIGRANT. IN NO CASE SHALL A STUDENT BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ANY
INFORMATION ON A STUDENT'S LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS, STATUS AS A  REFU-
GEE, OR STATUS AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM ANY SPECIFIC NATION.
  §  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 6204-b to
read as follows:
  § 6204-B. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF  THE
UNIVERSITY  SHALL  DETERMINE  THE  SPECIFIC DETAILS OF A STUDENT'S IMMI-
GRATION STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A  COURT
ORDER  OR AS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH TUITION OR FINANCIAL AID ELIGI-
BILITY.
  2. THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS  FOR  ALL  COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2550A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5273
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§355-d & 6206-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4079, A6588

S2550A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Mandates that no employee or officer of the university shall determine the specific details of a student's immigration status except when required by federal law, pursuant to a court order or as required in connection with tuition or financial aid eligibility.

S2550A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2550A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2550--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STAVISKY, BIAGGI, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, RAMOS,
  SERRANO  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to immigration status  of
  registered students

  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  355-d
to read as follows:
  §  355-D. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF  THE
UNIVERSITY  SHALL  DETERMINE  THE  SPECIFIC DETAILS OF A STUDENT'S IMMI-
GRATION STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A  COURT
ORDER  OR AS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH TUITION OR FINANCIAL AID ELIGI-
BILITY.
  2. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS FOR  ALL  COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE
ASKED ANY QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION STATUS OTHER THAN ANY REQUIRED DETER-
MINATION AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION THAT THE STUDENT
IS  AN  IMMIGRANT. IN NO CASE SHALL A STUDENT BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ANY
INFORMATION ON A STUDENT'S LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS, STATUS AS A  REFU-
GEE, OR STATUS AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM ANY SPECIFIC NATION.
  §  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 6206-a to
read as follows:
  § 6206-A. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF  THE
UNIVERSITY  SHALL  DETERMINE  THE  SPECIFIC DETAILS OF A STUDENT'S IMMI-
GRATION STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A  COURT

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

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