senate Bill S6679A

Provides for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6679A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1561
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Summary

Provides for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8953A
Versions:
S6679
S6679A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง367, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6679A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
providing for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star
parents

PURPOSE: To provide for an annual increase in the rate of compensation
for Gold Star Parents.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision I of
section 367 of the executive law to allow for an increase of the
annual annuity payment of Gold Star Parents by the same percentage as
benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act (42
USC 401 et seq.) effective December first, two thousand fourteen.

EXISTING LAW: A Gold Star Parent shall be paid an annual annuity for
the sum of five hundred dollars. There is no provision for a cost of
living increase.

JUSTIFICATION: The Gold Star annuity is a special income-eligible
annuity for parents that have lost a son or daughter in the armed
services during a time of war. It is recognition of the emotional loss
and of the financial implications to parents of the deceased, as there
are many instances in which the deceased contributed to the financial
well-being of his or her parents. Since its implementation in 2008,
the Gold Star Parent Annuity has not been increased. As inflation and
other economic factors cause prices to rise, the support we give to
the parents of those who died serving this country should not fall
behind. Thus, this Legislature has an obligation to allow the Gold
Star Parent Annuity to increase by the same annual cost of living
adjustment that the federal government provides in veterans' benefits.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The fiscal implications will be minimal to the
State of New York.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 6679--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCHIONE, KENNEDY, LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law,  in  relation  to  providing  for  an
  increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 367 of the execu-
tive law, as added by chapter 399 of the laws of  2007,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  A  parent,  identified in 10 USC 1126 as a gold star parent, of a
veteran who heretofore has died or parent of a veteran dying  hereafter,
shall  upon application to the state director, be paid an annual annuity
out of the treasury of the state for the sum of five hundred dollars for
such term as such parent shall be entitled thereto under the  provisions
of  this  article. [In no event shall such annual annuity payment exceed
one thousand dollars per veteran] THE  AMOUNT  OF  ANY  ANNUITY  PAYABLE
UNDER  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE THE SAME AMOUNT AS THE ANNUITY PAYABLE IN
THE PRECEDING YEAR, INCREASED BY THE SAME PERCENTAGE AS  THE  PERCENTAGE
BY  WHICH  BENEFIT AMOUNTS PAYABLE UNDER TITLE II OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY
ACT (42 USC 401 ET SEQ.) ARE INCREASED  EFFECTIVE  DECEMBER  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  FOURTEEN.   The term "parent" for the purposes of this section
includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption
and father through adoption.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14036-03-4

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