Report of Regents Professional Practice/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
The Joint Professional Practice/Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 13, 2023. All members were present except Vice Chancellor Josephine Victoria Finn who was excused. Regent Wade S. Norwood participated by video conference. Chancellor Lester W. Young and Regent Roger Tilles also attended the meeting but did not vote on any action.
Proposed Addition of Section 29.21 to the Rules of the Board of Regents and Section 59.16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and Amendment of Section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Temporary Practice by Certain U.S. Servicemembers and Servicemembers’ Spouses Licensed or Certified in Another State [PPC/HE (A) 1] - Department staff presented proposed amendments to the Regents Rules and the Commissioner’s regulations for emergency adoption to implement federal Public Law 117-333 (effective January 25, 2023) which permits the portability of professional licenses of servicemembers and their spouses who are relocated to New York State by a military order for military service. The proposed amendment provides for a temporary practice certificate for out-of-state licensed professionals and a permit for out-of-state licensed or certified educators.
The Committee recommends that section 29.21 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and section 59.16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, and section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective June 13, 2023, as an emergency action, upon a finding that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and the general welfare in order to timely implement the provisions of federal law Public Law 117-333, effective January 5, 2023, which will increase the number of licensed professionals and practicing educators in New York State.
The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
The Joint Professional Practice/Higher Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon the recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on June 13, 2023, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.