Hochul signs Braunstein bill easing school enrollment for military families


Last week, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law simplifying school enrollment for military families, just six months after it passed in the state Assembly and Senate.

Proposed by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and officially passed in May 2021, bill A6528A allows military families that relocate to New York state to enroll their children in schools at the same time as their peers prior to physically arriving in the neighborhood.

Hochul officially signed the bill into law on Thursday, Nov. 11, on Veterans Day. It takes effect immediately and is part of a package of legislation that supports and protects veterans and their families.