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|Jan 05, 2022||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 22, 2021||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S2695
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
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- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2695 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2695 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2695 SPONSOR: ORTT 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 OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Surviving dependent family members of NYS military personnel who die on state or federal active while performing official duties, shall receive free tuition, room and board at an institution of higher learning located within New York. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Any surviving dependent family members of NYS military that is a legal resident of the state of New York who dies on state or feder- al active duty while performing official duties shall receive free tuition, room and board at SUNY or CUNY institution, or a commensurate
S2695 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2695 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty 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. b. A member of the armed forces of the United States who: (i) became severely and permanently disabled as a result of service in the armed EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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