Bill S3642-2011

Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans

Extends certain educational benefits to eligible veterans.

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Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to higher education
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 18, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 17, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.747
  • Feb 28, 2011: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - May 17, 2011
Ayes (17): LaValle, Alesi, Flanagan, Griffo, Grisanti, Maziarz, Ritchie, Robach, Seward, Zeldin, Stavisky, Kennedy, Oppenheimer, Parker, Rivera, Serrano, Carlucci
Ayes W/R (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3642

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to extending certain benefits to those with military service and an honorable discharge

PURPOSE: To allow those with military service and an honorable discharge to attend classes at the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) on a tuition-free audit basis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Sections 355 and 6206 of the Education Law to include those with military service and an honorable discharge as among those eligible to audit courses at SUNY and CUNY without tuition, examination, grading or credit.

JUSTIFICATION: Those with military service and an honorable discharge should be given every opportunity to avail themselves of the wide variety of educational programs offered at the State and City Universities. Attending courses on a tuition-free, space-available basis could be the beginning of a full program of higher education or could be a way of allowing those with military service and an honorable discharge to learn more about a particular area of interest. Those with military service and an honorable discharge have contributed greatly to our country and should be encouraged to pursue further education in their chosen fields.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.3171 Passed Senate/A.8549 - Higher Ed Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3642 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 28, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, ZELDIN -- 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 extending certain benefits to those with military service and an honorable discharge THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education law, as separately amended by chapters 552 and 616 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general, special or local law, rule or regulation, such regulations may permit persons sixty years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY SERVICE AND AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE to audit courses given therein without tuition, examination, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as determined by the president of each such institution, provided that such audit attendance does not deny course attendance at a state-operated institu- tion by an individual who is otherwise qualified under the regulations promulgated pursuant to this section. S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 6206 of the education law, as added by chapter 344 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general, special or local law, rule or regulation, the board of trustees may permit persons sixty years of age or over OR THOSE WITH MILITARY SERVICE AND AN HONOR- ABLE DISCHARGE to audit courses given therein without tuition, examina- tion, grading or credit therefor upon a space available basis, as deter- mined by the president of each such institution, provided that such audit attendance does not deny course attendance at the city university of New York by an individual who is otherwise qualified under this section. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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