senate Bill S2515

Authorizes the division of veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans

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  • 24 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Authorizes the division of veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4904
Versions:
S2515
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A8667, A8667

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2515

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the division of
veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains
of veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA:
Authorizes the division of veterans' affairs
to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 353 of the
executive law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 12-a, that would provide, in
cooperation of veterans service organizations, for the interment of
the unclaimed remains of veterans and direct the state director to
consult with veterans service organizations to analyze the scope of
the issue of unclaimed remains for veterans.

JUSTIFICATION:
Too often, when a veteran dies and is subsequently
cremated, their remains, whether due to neglect by loved ones or lack
thereof, go unclaimed and are left to sit on the shelf of mortuaries.
This practice is most inappropriate considering their heroic service
to our country. This legislation would ensure that the unclaimed
remains of our service men and women will be rightfully interred with
the dignity they deserve.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

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

                                  2515

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 authorizing the  divi-
  sion  of  veterans'  affairs  to  provide  for  the  interment  of the
  unclaimed remains of veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12-a to read as follows:
  12-A.  TO PROVIDE, IN COOPERATION WITH VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS,
FOR THE INTERMENT OF THE UNCLAIMED  REMAINS  OF  VETERANS.    THE  STATE
DIRECTOR  SHALL  CONSULT  WITH VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO ANALYZE
THE SCOPE OF THE  ISSUE  OF  UNCLAIMED  REMAINS  OF  VETERANS.  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "UNCLAIMED REMAINS OF A VETERAN" SHALL
MEAN THE REMAINS OF A VETERAN THAT ARE CONSIDERED  UNCLAIMED  UNDER  THE
LAWS OF THIS STATE AND/OR ANY OTHER STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05780-01-1

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