senate Bill S5187

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Apr 12, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S5187 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §668-e, Ed L

S5187 (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; directs the commissioner of education to establish and promulgate any necessary rules and regulations to define "official duties".

S5187 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5187 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5187

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BROOKS, ORTT, ADDABBO, COMRIE, FELDER, FUNKE, GALLI-
  VAN,  HARCKHAM,  HELMING,  JACOBS,  JORDAN, KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KENNEDY,
  LANZA, MARTINEZ, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Veterans,
  Homeland Security and Military Affairs

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.

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