|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 12, 2019||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S5187
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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
BILL NUMBER: S5187 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide college tuition to the dependents of New York State military personnel who in the performance of their duties have made the ultimate sacrifice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends section 668-e of the education law to provide that the dependents of New York State military personnel who die in the perform- ance of their duties are provided with college tuition. Section 2. is the enacting clause.
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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