senate Bill S3484

Extends provisions relating to a recruitment incentive and retention program for certain active members of the New York army national guard, air national guard and naval militia

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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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  • 23 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 01 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.146
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Extends provisions of law relating to providing a recruitment incentive and retention program for certain active members of the New York army national guard, New York air national guard, and New York naval militia.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3484
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5, Chap 268 of 1996

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BILL NUMBER:S3484

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
chapter 268 of the laws of 1996, amending the education law and the
state finance law relating to providing a recruitment incentive and
retention program for certain active members of the New York army
national guard, New York air national guard, and New York naval militia,
in relation to extending the effectiveness of such chapter

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA:
This bill would extend from March 31, 2011 until March 31, 2017, the
highly successful program established in 1996, which is designed to
encourage interest in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and
Naval militia, by offering tuition waivers and incentive benefits in
addition to the other current benefits such service personnel may
receive. In so doing, New York seeks to continue to increase its
preparedness and increase the diversity of its rank and file service
members.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill would amend chapter 268 of the laws of 1996, which amended
section 669-b of the Education Law and section 91-d of the State
Finance Law, to continue the highly successful recruitment National
Guard incentive and retention program from 2011 until 2017.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 1996, the state legislature established the recruitment incentive
and retention program for certain active members of the New York Army
National Guard, New York Air National Guard and the New York naval
militia. This incentive, which provides tuition assistance for these
active service personnel, has proven a great benefit in New York's
ability to attract and retain soldiers.

These service personnel provide a huge assistance to the state, in
every aspect from emergency response, to civil defense, to being
activated to serve as front line military, combat personnel during
the Global War on Terror. Units from New York have served with great
distinction in Iraq, Afghanistan as well as at the World Trade Center
Disaster. These brave men and women continually sacrifice to keep New
York and its families safe.

This recruitment incentive, which is scheduled to expire this March,
is of critical importance to assuring that the necessary strength
levels are maintained in these state forces. This bill would extend
this important program for an additional six years.
In so doing, New York can rest assured that these brave men and women
will continue to serve at the extraordinary high quality and force
strengths to which we have become accustomed.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The cost for this program has been included in the Governor's
2011-2012 executive budget.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act would take effect immediately, and will be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on April 1, 2011.

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

                                  3484

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 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 chapter 268 of the laws of 1996, amending the  education
  law  and  the  state  finance  law relating to providing a recruitment
  incentive and retention program for certain active members of the  New
  York  army  national  guard, New York air national guard, and New York
  naval militia, in relation to  extending  the  effectiveness  of  such
  chapter

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

  Section 1.  Section 5 of chapter 268 of the laws of 1996, amending the
education law and the state finance law relating to providing a recruit-
ment incentive and retention program for certain active members  of  the
New  York army national guard, New York air national guard, and New York
naval militia, as amended by section 1 of part B of chapter  56  of  the
laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S  5.  This act shall take effect January 1, 1997 and shall expire and
be deemed repealed March 31, [2011] 2017; provided that any  person  who
has  begun  to  receive the benefits of this act prior to its expiration
and repeal shall be entitled to continue to receive the benefits of this
act after its expiration and repeal until completion of a  baccalaureate
degree  or  cessation  of  status  as an active member, whichever occurs
first.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2011.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09457-01-1

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