Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 11, 2023||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S6281
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6281 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6281 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6281 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: Relates to permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Section 6501 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a qualified applicant shall include individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program who meets all additional requirements prescribed for in the article for
2023-S6281 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6281 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, GOUNARDES -- 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 permitting individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program to apply for professional licenses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6501 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A QUALIFIED APPLICANT SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED IN THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM WHO MEETS ALL ADDITIONAL REQUIRE- MENTS PRESCRIBED FOR IN THE ARTICLE FOR SUCH PARTICULAR PROFESSION. § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 6524 of the education law, as amended by chapter 669 of the laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows: (6) Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen, AN INDIVIDUAL ENROLLED IN THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM, or a noncitizen lawfully admitted for permanent resi- dence in the United States; provided, however that the board of regents may grant a three year waiver for a noncitizen physician to practice in an area which has been designated by the department as medically under- served, except that the board of regents may grant an additional exten- sion not to exceed six years to a noncitizen physician to enable him or her to secure citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is being actively pursued; and provided further that the board of regents may grant an additional three year waiver, and at its expira- tion, an extension for a period not to exceed six additional years, for the holder of an H-1b visa, an O-1 visa, or an equivalent or successor visa thereto; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07996-01-3 S. 6281 2
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