senate Bill S2778

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to immigration status of registered students

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 09, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.261
Jan 25, 2021 referred to higher education

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Feb 2, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2778
8
2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S2778 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§355-e & 6206-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4079
2019-2020: S2550

S2778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Mandates that no employee or officer of the university shall determine the specific details of a student's immigration status except when required by federal law, pursuant to a court order or as required in connection with tuition or financial aid eligibility.

S2778 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2778
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. STAVISKY, BIAGGI, KRUEGER, MYRIE, RAMOS, SERRANO --
   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 immigration status of
   registered students

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 355-e
 to read as follows:
   § 355-E. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.   NOTWITHSTAND-
 ING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF THE
 UNIVERSITY SHALL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC DETAILS  OF  A  STUDENT'S  IMMI-
 GRATION  STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A COURT
 ORDER OR AS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH TUITION OR FINANCIAL AID  ELIGI-
 BILITY.
   2.  THE  BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS FOR ALL COLLEGES
 AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE
 ASKED ANY QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION STATUS OTHER THAN ANY REQUIRED DETER-
 MINATION AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION THAT THE STUDENT
 IS AN IMMIGRANT. IN NO CASE SHALL A STUDENT BE REQUIRED TO  PROVIDE  ANY
 INFORMATION  ON A STUDENT'S LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS, STATUS AS A REFU-
 GEE, OR STATUS AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM ANY SPECIFIC NATION.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6206-a  to
 read as follows:
   § 6206-A. IMMIGRATION STATUS OF REGISTERED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
 ING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER OF THE
 UNIVERSITY SHALL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC DETAILS  OF  A  STUDENT'S  IMMI-
 GRATION  STATUS EXCEPT WHEN REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW, PURSUANT TO A COURT
 ORDER OR AS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH TUITION OR FINANCIAL AID  ELIGI-
 BILITY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03296-01-1

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