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A05058 Summary:

Rpld §305 subs 29-a & 29-b, amd §305, Ed L
Allows any veteran who has served this nation to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in service.
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A05058 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 2, 2023
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to awarding  high  school
          diplomas  to  veterans;  and  repealing certain provisions of such law
          relating thereto
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivisions 29-a and 29-b of section 305 of the education
     2  law are REPEALED, and subdivision 29, as added by chapter 40 of the laws
     3  of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
     4    29. The commissioner shall develop a program whereby any  veteran  [of
     5  the  armed  forces who served in world war II and] who has served in the
     6  active military or naval service of the United States and who  has  been
     7  discharged from such service under honorable conditions, who was unable,
     8  for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high
     9  school  diploma  based  on  knowledge  and  experience  gained  while in
    10  service.
    11    § 2. 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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