assembly Bill A7972

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Awards high school diplomas to veterans; repealer

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jun 04, 2021 referred to education

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A7972 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3202
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9597, S6292
2015-2016: A813, S3408
2017-2018: A7695, S397
2019-2020: A3709, S454

A7972 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in service.

A7972 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7972
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               June 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to awarding  high  school
   diplomas  to  veterans;  and  repealing certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the education
 law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
 of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
   29. The commissioner shall develop a program whereby any  veteran  [of
 the  armed  forces who served in world war II and] WHO HAS SERVED IN THE
 ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHO  HAS  BEEN
 DISCHARGED FROM SUCH SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS, who was unable,
 for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high
 school  diploma  based  on  knowledge  and  experience  gained  while in
 service.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02698-01-1