senate Bill S2424

Amended

Establishes the New York state veterans cemetery act

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 20 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.141
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • AMENDED (T) 2424A
  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery program.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2424
S2424A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง369, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S2424

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the New
York State veterans cemetery act

PURPOSE:

This bill seeks to establish a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill would provide that this law shall be known and
may be cited as the New York State Veterans Cemetery Act.

Section 2 of this bill would amend the executive law to add a new
section 367 to establish a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program.
Pursuant to such section, the New York State Division of Veterans
Affairs would be directed to conduct an investigation and study on
the issue of the establishment of a New York State Veterans Cemetery
Program. Such investigation and study would be required to be
completed on or before December 31, 2012. Within 90 days of the
completion of such investigation and study, such Division must also
complete and deliver, to the chair of the Senate Standing Committee
on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs and the chair of
the Assembly Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, a report on such
investigation and study, containing recommendations to the
legislature on the establishment of a New York State Veterans
Cemetery Program. Such recommendations shall include what measures
need to be taken by New York State to establish such a program, what
laws should be amended or added to establish such a program, and what
fiscal resources would need to be appropriated and expended, if any,
to establish such program.

Section 3 of this bill would provide for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York State presently exists in a dangerous and uncertain world.
Like in generations before, our veterans have answered the call and
have placed themselves as the defenders of our freedoms and liberties.

This bill seeks to provide the mechanism for the establishment of a
New York State Veterans Cemetery Program. Such a program is a
necessary and prudent step toward recognizing the commitment and
sacrifice our state's veterans have made Such a program, by terms of
this bill, would be developed in partnership with the New York State
Division of Veterans Affairs, after thoughtful study and investigation.

The report and recommendations required under this bill would provide
the framework for the establishment of the Program, upon which a
successful establishment and implementation could be based. This bill
seeks to direct New York State's Veteran recognition and services in
a responsible, thoughtful manner, using experience and intelligence


to seek the best possible outcome for those who have given so much of
themselves for all the people of our State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None noted, for although some staff time at the New York State
Division of Veterans Affairs would be required to accomplish the
investigation, study and report required under this bill, its actions
could easily be performed with current resources.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill would take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2424

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the  establishment  of
  the New York State veterans cemetery act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
State veterans cemetery act".
  S  2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to read
as follows:
  S 369. VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.   THE NEW  YORK  STATE  DIVISION  OF
VETERANS  AFFAIRS  IS  HEREBY  DIRECTED  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND
STUDY ON THE ISSUE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A  NEW  YORK  STATE  VETERANS
CEMETERY  PROGRAM. SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY SHALL BE COMPLETED ON OR
BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE.   WITHIN NINETY  DAYS
OF  THE  COMPLETION  OF SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, THE NEW YORK STATE
DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SHALL COMPLETE AND DELIVER, TO THE CHAIR OF
THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS A REPORT ON
SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLA-
TURE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.
SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL INCLUDE WHAT MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN BY NEW
YORK STATE TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, WHAT LAWS SHOULD BE  AMENDED  OR
ADDED  TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, AND WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES WOULD NEED
TO BE APPROPRIATED AND EXPENDED, IF ANY, TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08544-01-1

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