Bill S148A-2011

Changes the eligibility dates for a military service recognition scholarship to include certain conflicts

Changes the eligibility dates for a military service recognition scholarship to include certain conflicts beginning on and after June 1, 1982.

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Actions

  • Jun 5, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 2, 2011: referred to higher education
  • Jun 2, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 2, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 18, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 17, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 16, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.649
  • Mar 1, 2011: PRINT NUMBER 148A
  • Mar 1, 2011: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Feb 8, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (18): LaValle, Alesi, Flanagan, Griffo, Grisanti, Maziarz, Ritchie, Robach, Seward, Zeldin, Stavisky, Kennedy, Krueger, Oppenheimer, Parker, Rivera, Serrano, Carlucci

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S148A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to changing the eligibility dates for a military service recognition scholarship to include the conflicts that occurred after June 1, 1982

PURPOSE: To change the eligibility dates for a military enhanced recognition, incentive and tribute scholarship to include all the military conflicts that occurred on or after June 1, 1982

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would act as an amendment to section 1, paragraph a of subdivision 1 of the section 668-e of the education law, as added by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003 to alter the eligibility dates for those applying for academic scholarships regarding tribute to those whom were wounded in military combat within specified years. The bill would allow those children, spouses and financial dependents of a member of the armed forces of the us or state organized militia who served on or after June 1, 1982 to qualify. These members must qualify according to section 8 and 9 of section 1 of the military law which states that the member must have resided legally in New York state, died, became severely and permanently disabled or was classified as missing in action in a combat theater or zone of operations, or died as a result of injury or illness suffered or incurred during such military service; or, 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 operations in preparation for duty in a combat theater or zone of operations.

JUSTIFICATION: The enactment of this bill would allow familial members or financial dependents of New York State residents who were wounded or killed while serving the United States military from June 1, 1982 onward to qualify for academic scholarships such as the NYS Regents Award for Children of Veterans and the Military Service Recognition Scholarship. This bill would also grant well deserved recognition and tribute to those whom bravely fought and were injured or died protecting their country and the State of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.1417A of 2009/2010; Passed Senate S.6772 of 2007/2008; Referred to Higher Education

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 148--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to changing the eligibil- ity dates for a military service recognition scholarship to include the conflicts that occurred after June 1, 1982 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 668-e of the educa- tion law, as added by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: a. Notwithstanding subdivisions three and five of section six hundred sixty-one of this title, children, spouses and financial dependents of a member of the armed forces of the United States or state organized mili- tia who at any time on or after the [second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety] FIRST OF JUNE, NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO, while in service in the armed forces of the United States, as defined by subdivi- sion 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; 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 train- ing operations in preparation for duty in a combat theater or combat zone of operations. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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