senate Bill S3064

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Permits individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1131
Jan 27, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 18, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3064
8
1
committee
8
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

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S3064 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8374
2019-2020: S1704

S3064 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses if they meet all additional requirements.

S3064 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3064 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3064
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SEPULVEDA,  GOUNARDES  --  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 permitting individuals
   enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program
   to apply for professional licenses

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 6501 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A QUALIFIED
 APPLICANT SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED  IN  THE  FEDERAL  DEFERRED
 ACTION  FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM WHO MEETS ALL ADDITIONAL REQUIRE-
 MENTS PRESCRIBED FOR IN THE ARTICLE FOR SUCH PARTICULAR PROFESSION.
   § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 6524 of the education law, as amended by
 chapter 379 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
   (6) Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen , AN
 INDIVIDUAL  ENROLLED  IN  THE  FEDERAL  DEFERRED  ACTION  FOR  CHILDHOOD
 ARRIVALS  PROGRAM, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence
 in the United States; provided, however that the board  of  regents  may
 grant  a three year waiver for an alien physician to practice in an area
 which has been designated by the department  as  medically  underserved,
 except  that  the board of regents may grant an additional extension not
 to exceed six years to an alien physician to enable him or her to secure
 citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is  being
 actively  pursued;  and  provided  further that the board of regents may
 grant an additional three year waiver, and at its expiration, an  exten-
 sion  for a period not to exceed six additional years, for the holder of
 an H-1b visa, an O-1 visa, or an equivalent or successor visa thereto;
   § 3. Subdivision 6 of section 6554 of the education law, as amended by
 chapter 133 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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