Issues: Veterans

Veterans Legislative Package

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: March 25, 2011Contact:  Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Legislative Package forNYS Veterans Passes Senate

Protection of privacy for families from funeral protests among measures

March 25, 2011
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ADDABBO PARTICIPATES IN STATE SENATE HILL DAY TO HONOR VETERANS

Seven Bills Pass Senate to Protect Property, Rights, Services Available to Current/Former Military Members and Senate Passes Bill to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

March 22, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Supports Senator Zeldin’s Act To Limit Protests At Military Funerals

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (3rd Senate District) that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 17, 2011
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State Senator Lee Zeldin Speaks on His Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) spoke at a press conference on Veterans Hill Day in Albany on March 14, 2011.  Senator Zeldin was discussing his legislation to ban protests at Military Funerals (S.3901).  The legislation will be named the “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” in honor of Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 16, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE VOTES TO HONOR VETERANS

Includes Bill To Regulate Protesters Disrupting Military Funerals State Senator Patty Ritchie voted today for a package of bills to honor veterans, including a bill to make it more difficult for protesters to disrupt the funerals of America's fallen heroes.“At a time when our military’s men and women are fighting and sometimes dying in the defense of  our nation, I believe we have a responsibility to insure that their loved ones are able to bury them without harassment from outside protesters,” Senator Ritchie said.  While the U.S.

March 15, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals, Additional Legislation to Support Veterans

The New York State Senate Monday passed legislation (S.3901) that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

 

 

This legislation is part of a package of Veterans bills that was passed by the Senate Monday. 

 

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.

 

March 15, 2011
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Senator Valesky Supports New Programs to Benefit New York's Servicemen and Women

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) voted to pass a package of legislation that extends or creates programs to honor the brave veterans and active military personnel who serve our nation.

March 15, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Support Veterans

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.

March 14, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 14, 2011
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Senator Skelos Meets with Local Veterans from Nassau County

Earlier today, Senator Skelos met with local veterans from Nassau County to discuss issues such as what can be done to help homeless veterans, the Cold War Program, and the Flag Etiquette Program in schools. 

March 14, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces Senate Passage of Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” 

Albany, NY- Just over 48 hours after Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced the introduction of legislation to ban protests at Military Funerals, “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” passed the full Senate.

March 14, 2011
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3/14/2011: Public Hearing on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Agenda: To understand the needs of New York State veterans as well as gauge the quality of services they are currently receiving and how we can better serve them

March 14, 2011
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Newsday: Bonds sought for protests at funerals

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/bonds-sought-for-protests-at-funerals-1.2755269

Bonds sought for protests at funerals

March 12, 2011 by APRIL WARREN. Special to Newsday

Local lawmakers called for state legislation Saturday to bar protesters from military funerals unless they posted a bond to cover extra security costs.

The proposal came in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that upheld a Kansas church's right to demonstrate outside soldiers' funerals.

March 13, 2011
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