Bill Text: NY A06259 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Ensures that individuals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program are eligible to participate in the New York state excelsior scholarship program; prohibits questions regarding immigration status during the application process; requires DACA enrollee eligibility to begin in 2019.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - referred to higher education [A06259 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06259-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6259
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. SIMON, CRESPO, DICKENS, JAFFEE, BARRON, BLAKE,
          GOTTFRIED, RAMOS, VANEL, RICHARDSON,  COLTON,  RIVERA,  NIOU,  MOSLEY,
          QUART,  CAHILL, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, DAVI-
          LA, DE LA ROSA, DILAN, ORTIZ, PICHARDO, ROZIC, SOLAGES, THIELE -- read
          once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  eligibility  for  the
          New York state excelsior scholarship for those enrolled in the federal
          deferred action for childhood arrivals program
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 669-h  of  the  education  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
     3    (g)  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of law to the contrary, an
     4  applicant who is enrolled in the federal deferred action  for  childhood
     5  arrivals  program shall be eligible to receive an award pursuant to this
     6  section provided that no application for such award shall  inquire  into
     7  the applicant's immigration status.
     8    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to under-
     9  graduate admissions to a public institution of higher  education  for  a
    10  term or semester beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01360-01-9
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