senate Bill S3576

Permits veterans to purchase military service credit for service rendered in the Iranian hostage crisis

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  • 06 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Summary

Permits veterans to purchase military service credit for service rendered in the Iranian hostage crisis.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3576
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1000, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S5913

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BILL NUMBER:S3576

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law,
in relation to permitting the purchase of military service rendered in
the Iranian hostage crisis

PURPOSE: To permit the purchase of military service credit during mili-
tary service rendered in the Iranian hostage crisis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: The inclusion of section 'e' within subdivision 2, section
1000 of the Retirement and Social Security law, added by Chapter 548 of
the laws of 2000, allowing for those military forces of the United
States who participated in hostilities during the period November 4,
1979 until January 20, 1981, to be eligible for a maximum of three years
of retirement credit for military service performed during the Iranian
Hostage crisis.

Section 2: Effective date of bill.

EXISTING LAW: Chapter 548 of the laws of 2000 fails to recognize and
give due diligence to the military forces who served in hostilities
during the period November 4, 1979 until January 20, 1981, also known as
the "Iranian Hostage Crisis." periods previously identified in this
chapter include:

*December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 (World War II);

*June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korean War);

*February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War);

*June 1, 1983 - December 1, 1987 (Lebanon);

*October 23, 1983 - November 21, 1983 (Grenada);

*December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 (Panama);

*August 2, 1990 to the end of hostilities in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain, Qatar, the united Arab Emirates, Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the
Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and the airspace above
these location.

JUSTIFICATION: A series of events which rallied countless number of
Iranians against a government that distributed uneven distribution of
wealth and a westernizing influence of the United States led to the
hostage and imprisonment of 66 Americans by Iranian student unions at
both the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran and the Iranian Foreign Ministry
on November 4, 1979. Over the course of 444 days, a total of 52 hostages
were kept captive after the release of several women and African-Ameri-

cans by the Iranian student unions. During this time, the hostages were
paraded in front of television cameras, often blindfolded or hooded, and
a failed military mission coded-named "Operation Eagle Claw" led to the
deaths of eight U.S. Military personnel, fueling further discontent.
With the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1981,
the ordeal cease to exist.

Reflecting back on a tough time for U.S. Military personnel to aid and
bring home our hostages safe and soundly, this class/period in history
should be rightly classified and grouped with other defined periods as
specified within Chapter 548 of the laws of 2000. It was a contentious
time for our military which called for strategic plans to both protect
and ensure the lives of our hostages. For the efforts of the U.S. Mili-
tary, they should be honored and given the privilege to buy back mili-
tary service credit if they so choose.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S. 5913 - Referred to Civil Service and
Pensions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3576

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in  relation  to
  permitting  the  purchase  of military service rendered in the Iranian
  hostage crisis

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

  Section  1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 1000 of
the retirement and social security law, as added by chapter 548  of  the
laws  of  2000,  are amended and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as
follows:
  (c) hostilities participated in by the military forces of  the  United
States  in  Panama, from the twentieth day of December, nineteen hundred
eighty-nine to the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred ninety,
as established by receipt of the armed forces expeditionary  medal,  the
navy expeditionary medal, or the marine corps expeditionary medal; [or]
  (d)  hostilities  participated in by the military forces of the United
States, from the second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety,  to  the
end  of  such hostilities in case of a veteran who served in the theater
of operations including Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar,  the
United  Arab  Emirates,  Oman,  the  Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the
Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and the airspace above these locations[.]; OR
  (E) HOSTILITIES PARTICIPATED IN BY THE MILITARY FORCES OF  THE  UNITED
STATES,  FROM  THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE
TO THE TWENTIETH DAY OF JANUARY, NINETEEN  HUNDRED  EIGHTY-ONE,  IN  THE
CASE OF A VETERAN WHO SERVED IN THE IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08288-01-3

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