Bill Text: NY A07999 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


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

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-30 - referred to higher education [A07999 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07999-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          7999

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 30, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. JONES -- 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.
    20    §  2.  Section  6206  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
    21  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
    22    20. (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "veteran"  means  a
    23  resident  of  this state, who has served in the active military or naval
    24  service of the United States,  and  who  has  been  released  from  such

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  service  under  honorable  conditions, or who has been furloughed to the
     2  reserve, or has resumed service back in the New York State Army National
     3  Guard, New York Air National Guard, or New York Naval Militia.
     4    (b)  Every  veteran  who is enrolled on a full-time basis as an under-
     5  graduate student in good standing, at an  institution  within  the  city
     6  university  system,  shall  upon application be granted academic credits
     7  without limitation towards his or her degree for completion  of  courses
     8  that  were  part  of  such veteran's military training or service if the
     9  completed courses meet the standards of the American council  on  educa-
    10  tion  or  its  equivalent  for the awarding of academic credits. No fee,
    11  tuition or other charge shall be assessed against a veteran  who  quali-
    12  fies for such credit pursuant to this subdivision.
    13    (c) The board of trustees shall adopt such procedures as are necessary
    14  to fully implement the provisions of this subdivision.
    15    §  3.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
    16  the date on which it shall have become a law.
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