senate Bill S2741A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows the granting of academic credit at city or state operated institutions to veterans

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.471
Apr 22, 2019 print number 2741a
Apr 22, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 29, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Apr 30, 2019 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2741A
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Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

Co-Sponsors

S2741 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7999
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355 & 6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3950
2013-2014: S3403
2015-2016: S4233
2017-2018: S3674

S2741 - Summary

Allows the granting of academic credit at state or city operated institutions to veterans.

S2741 - Sponsor Memo

S2741 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2741

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  granting  academic
  credit  at  state operated institutions of the state university of New
  York and the senior colleges of the city university  of  New  York  to
  veterans

  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  669-i
to read as follows:
  §  669-I. COURSE CREDIT FOR VETERANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE
ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WHO HAS  BEEN
RELEASED  FROM  SUCH  SERVICE BY MEANS OF AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE, OR WHO
HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE, OR HAS RESUMED SERVICE BACK  IN  THE
NEW  YORK STATE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, OR NEW
YORK NAVAL MILITIA.
  2. EVERY VETERAN WHO IS ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS AS AN UNDERGRAD-
UATE STUDENT IN GOOD  STANDING,  AT  AN  INSTITUTION  WITHIN  THE  STATE
UNIVERSITY  SYSTEM OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, SHALL UPON APPLICATION
BE GRANTED ACADEMIC CREDITS WITHOUT LIMITATION TOWARDS HIS OR HER DEGREE
FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES THAT WERE  PART  OF  SUCH  VETERAN'S  MILITARY
TRAINING  OR  SERVICE IF THE COMPLETED COURSES MEET THE STANDARDS OF THE
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION OR ITS  EQUIVALENT  FOR  THE  AWARDING  OF
ACADEMIC  CREDITS.  NO  FEE,  TUITION  OR OTHER CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED
AGAINST A VETERAN  WHO  QUALIFIES  FOR  SUCH  CREDIT  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SECTION.
  3. THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY UNIVER-
SITY  OF  NEW YORK SHALL ADOPT SUCH PROCEDURES AS ARE NECESSARY TO FULLY
IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S2741A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7999
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355 & 6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3950
2013-2014: S3403
2015-2016: S4233
2017-2018: S3674

S2741A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows the granting of academic credit at state or city operated institutions to veterans.

S2741A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2741A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2741--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
  land  Security  and  Military  Affairs  --  committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to granting academic
  credit at state operated institutions of the state university  of  New
  York and the city university of New York to veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. (A) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "VETERAN"  MEANS  A
RESIDENT  OF  THIS STATE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL
SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES,  AND  WHO  HAS  BEEN  RELEASED  FROM  SUCH
SERVICE  UNDER  HONORABLE  CONDITIONS, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE
RESERVE, OR HAS RESUMED SERVICE BACK IN THE NEW YORK STATE ARMY NATIONAL
GUARD, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, OR NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA.
  (B) EVERY VETERAN WHO IS ENROLLED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS  AS  AN  UNDER-
GRADUATE  STUDENT  IN  GOOD STANDING, AT AN INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, SHALL UPON APPLICATION BE  GRANTED  ACADEMIC  CREDITS
WITHOUT  LIMITATION  TOWARDS HIS OR HER DEGREE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES
THAT WERE PART OF SUCH VETERAN'S MILITARY TRAINING  OR  SERVICE  IF  THE
COMPLETED  COURSES  MEET THE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCA-
TION OR ITS EQUIVALENT FOR THE AWARDING OF  ACADEMIC  CREDITS.  NO  FEE,
TUITION  OR  OTHER CHARGE SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST A VETERAN WHO QUALI-
FIES FOR SUCH CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (C) THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT SUCH PROCEDURES AS ARE NECESSARY
TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  § 2. Section 6206 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:

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

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