Bill Text: NY A00914 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Allows the granting of academic credit at state or city operated institutions to veterans.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - referred to higher education [A00914 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00914-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           914

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. JONES, CUSICK, SANTABARBARA, GOTTFRIED, DICKENS,
          ABBATE, GRIFFIN, RAMOS, SAYEGH, HAWLEY, DeSTEFANO,  NORRIS,  BRABENEC,
          MORINELLO,  SMULLEN, BLANKENBUSH, B. MILLER, McDONOUGH, WALCZYK, MIKU-
          LIN, BUTTENSCHON, REYES, COOK, ASHBY, TAGUE, STERN, PICHARDO,  MANKTE-
          LOW  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, DE LA ROSA, HEVESI,
          SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

        AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  granting  academic
          credit  at  state operated institutions of the state university of New
          York and the city university of New York to veterans

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
     3    20.  (a)  For purposes of this subdivision, the term "veteran" means a
     4  resident of this state, who has served in the active military  or  naval
     5  service  of  the  United  States,  and  who  has been released from such
     6  service under honorable conditions, or who has been  furloughed  to  the
     7  reserve, or has resumed service back in the New York State Army National
     8  Guard, New York Air National Guard, or New York Naval Militia.
     9    (b)  Every  veteran  who is enrolled on a full-time basis as an under-
    10  graduate student in good standing, at an institution  within  the  state
    11  university  system,  shall  upon application be granted academic credits
    12  without limitation towards his or her degree for completion  of  courses
    13  that  were  part  of  such veteran's military training or service if the
    14  completed courses meet the standards of the American council  on  educa-
    15  tion  or  its  equivalent  for the awarding of academic credits. No fee,
    16  tuition or other charge shall be assessed against a veteran  who  quali-
    17  fies for such credit pursuant to this subdivision.
    18    (c) The board of trustees shall adopt such procedures as are necessary
    19  to fully implement the provisions of this subdivision.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05081-02-1

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     1    §  2.  Section  6206  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
     3    20.  (a)  For purposes of this subdivision, the term "veteran" means a
     4  resident of this state, who has served in the active military  or  naval
     5  service  of  the  United  States,  and  who  has been released from such
     6  service under honorable conditions, or who has been  furloughed  to  the
     7  reserve, or has resumed service back in the New York State Army National
     8  Guard, New York Air National Guard, or New York Naval Militia.
     9    (b)  Every  veteran  who is enrolled on a full-time basis as an under-
    10  graduate student in good standing, at an  institution  within  the  city
    11  university  system,  shall  upon application be granted academic credits
    12  without limitation towards his or her degree for completion  of  courses
    13  that  were  part  of  such veteran's military training or service if the
    14  completed courses meet the standards of the American council  on  educa-
    15  tion  or  its  equivalent  for the awarding of academic credits. No fee,
    16  tuition or other charge shall be assessed against a veteran  who  quali-
    17  fies for such credit pursuant to this subdivision.
    18    (c) The board of trustees shall adopt such procedures as are necessary
    19  to fully implement the provisions of this subdivision.
    20    §  3.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
    21  the date on which it shall have become a law.
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