S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
June 18, 2012
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the division
of veterans' affairs to maintain an employment portal on its website
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 7-b to read as follows:
7-B. TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO
ASSIST VETERANS IN OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT BY MAINTAINING A VETERANS'
EMPLOYMENT PORTAL ON THE DIVISION'S INTERNET WEBSITE. SUCH PORTAL SHALL
PROVIDE VIRTUAL LINKS TO APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS ON THE FEDER-
AL AND STATE LEVEL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. THE
DIVISION MAY CONSULT WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY DEVOTED TO HELPING
VETERANS OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT. THE DIVISION SHALL MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS
INFORMATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS FOUR-A, FOUR-B, AND FOUR-C OF THIS
SECTION AND THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE AS
PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF THIS SECTION. SUCH INFORMATION
REQUIRED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND UPDATED ANNUAL-
LY. THE INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE IN PRINTED FORM.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law, provided that any rules and regulations necessary for
the implementation of this act on its effective date shall be promulgat-
ed on or before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.