senate Bill S3475

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to immigration status of registered students

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2023 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2023 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2023 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2023 1st report cal.679
Jan 31, 2023 referred to higher education

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S3475 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6220
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§355-f & 6206-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4079
2019-2020: S2550
2021-2022: S2778

S3475 (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.

S3475 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3475 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3475
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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-f
 to read as follows:
   §  355-F. 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.
   2. THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS  FOR  ALL  COLLEGES
 AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT SHALL NOT BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08308-01-3

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