assembly Bill A8255

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to granting academic credit at city or state operated institutions to veterans

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Aug 25, 2021 referred to higher education

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A8255 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2680
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
2019-2020: S2741

A8255 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A8255 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8255
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. RAJKUMAR -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Higher Education
 
 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 21 to read as follows:
   21. A. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM  "VETERAN"  MEANS  A
 PERSON  WHO  SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES,
 COAST GUARD, AND/OR RESERVES THEREOF, AND/OR IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD,
 AIR NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK GUARD AND/OR NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA AND WHO
 (1) HAS RECEIVED AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL DISCHARGE FROM SUCH SERVICE, OR
 (2) HAS A QUALIFYING CONDITION, AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED
 FIFTY  OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, AND HAS RECEIVED A DISCHARGE OTHER THAN BAD
 CONDUCT OR DISHONORABLE FROM SUCH SERVICE, OR (3) IS A  DISCHARGED  LGBT
 VETERAN, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,
 AND HAS RECEIVED A DISCHARGE OTHER THAN BAD CONDUCT OR DISHONORABLE FROM
 SUCH SERVICE.
   B. 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, 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 INSTITUTION AWARDING SUCH
 CREDITS. NO FEE, TUITION OR OTHER CHARGE SHALL  BE  ASSESSED  AGAINST  A
 VETERAN WHO QUALIFIES 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05081-04-1