Bill Text: NY S01660 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes and directs the commissioner of education to develop a program for veterans who served on or after January 1, 1973 to receive high school diplomas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-25 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01660 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01660-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing  and
          directing  the  commissioner  of  education  to  develop a program for
          certain veterans to receive high school diplomas
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 29-c to read as follows:
     3    29-c.  The commissioner shall develop a program whereby any veteran of
     4  the armed forces who served on or after January first, nineteen  hundred
     5  seventy-three  and who was unable, for any reason, to complete a second-
     6  ary education, may be awarded a high school diploma based  on  knowledge
     7  and experience gained while in service.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.