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A08367 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      June 12, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. WALLACE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Higher Education -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Higher
          Education  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to expanding  eligibility
          under the veterans tuition awards program
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 669-a  of  the  education  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph d-1 to read as follows:
     3    d-1.  "Veteran"  means  a  person who: (i) is a resident of the state;
     4  (ii)  served in the armed forces of the United States; (iii) was a resi-
     5  dent of the state immediately prior to his or her entry into such  armed
     6  forces;  and (iv) received an honorable discharge from the branch of the
     7  armed forces of the United States in which he or she served.
     8    § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 669-a  of  the  education
     9  law,  as  amended  by  section  3 of part N of chapter 57 of the laws of
    10  2008, is amended to read as follows:
    11    a. Tuition awards are available for all Vietnam veterans, Persian Gulf
    12  veterans, Afghanistan [and] veterans, other  eligible  combat  veterans,
    13  [as  defined  in  subdivision one of this section] and veterans, who are
    14  enrolled, pursuant to paragraph a of subdivision  four  of  section  six
    15  hundred  sixty-one  of  this part, in approved undergraduate or graduate
    16  programs at degree granting institutions or enrolled in  approved  voca-
    17  tional  training programs and who apply for a tuition assistance program
    18  award pursuant to section six hundred sixty-seven of this subpart.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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