senate Bill S6343

Relates to the performance of a study regarding homeless women who are veterans in the state of New York

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  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Relates to the performance of a study regarding homeless women who are veterans in the state of New York.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6343
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง501, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S6343

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the performance of a study
regarding homeless women who are veterans in the state of New York

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To address the alarming trend of homeless women who happen to be veteran
and mothers.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends section 501 of the executive law by adding new
subdivision 17 to perform a study and analysis to determine the
amount of homeless women in New York State who are veterans. It will
also determine the number of offspring of the veterans and current
placement. Once the study is completed a written report will be
delivered to the governor and the legislature.

JUSTIFICATION:
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, there are an estimated
6,500 homeless female Veterans in America today, double the number a
decade ago.
Women veterans are also 4 times more likely than their male
counterparts to end up homeless. About 3,000 of these veterans could
not access shelter and one-third had some sort of disability. These
statistics are alarming and become even more distressing when you
take into account that many of these women have children.

The study and analysis will gather information on the number of
homeless female veterans in New York and how many of them
have children. Homeless
female veterans who are single mothers have a tough time finding
adequate
shelter, daycare services, and finding gainful employment. The
outcome from this study should
produce recommendations and solutions to combat this
growing problem among women who have served our country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6343

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HUNTLEY -- 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 performance  of  a
  study  regarding  homeless  women who are veterans in the state of New
  York

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

  Section 1. Section 501 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17.  TO  PERFORM A STUDY AND ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF HOME-
LESS WOMEN IN NEW YORK STATE WHO ARE VETERANS AS DEFINED IN  SUBDIVISION
THREE  OF  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS CHAPTER AND TO DETERMINE
THE NUMBER OF OFFSPRING OF SUCH VETERANS AS WELL AS THE  CURRENT  PLACE-
MENT OF SUCH OFFSPRING. SUCH STUDY AND ANALYSIS SHALL BE COMPLETED AND A
WRITTEN  REPORT DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE LEGISLATURE AND THE DIVI-
SION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF
THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14208-01-2

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