senate Bill S7420

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

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  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 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:
S7420
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S7420

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: Require the Division of Veterans'
Affairs to conduct a study, in consultation with the office of temporary
and disability services, department of labor, and office of children and
family services to determine the number of homeless women in New York
State that are veterans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Would increase the maximum fine for a repeat
offense of illegally parking in spots reserved for use by the disabled
from the current $100 to $200.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the United States Government Accountability
Office, women veterans identified as homeless by the Department of
Veterans Affairs has increased more than 140%, from 1,350 in fiscal year
2006 to 3,328 in fiscal year 2010.Women veterans are also 4 times more
likely than their male counterparts to end up homeless. About 3,400 of
these veterans could not access shelter and 1/3 had some sort of disa-
bility. These statistics are alarming and become even more distressing
when taking into account that many of these women have children and
families. Homeless women veterans who are single mothers have a tough
time finding adequate shelter, daycare services, and finding gainful
employment.

The study and analysis would gather information on the number of home-
less women in New York and how many of them have children. The outcome
of this study would produce recommendations and solutions to combat this
growing problem among women who have served our country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A7259: Rozic/S908 Parker: Referred to Veter-
ans' Affairs Committee/Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security and Mili-
tary Affairs

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be Determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it
shall have become a law.

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

                                  7420

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  TO CONDUCT A STUDY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY
AND DISABILITY SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AND OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND
FAMILY  SERVICES  TO  DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS WOMEN IN NEW YORK
STATE THAT ARE VETERANS. SUCH STUDY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED
TO:  (A)  AN  ANALYSIS  OF  FEMALE  VETERANS  IN  NEW YORK STATE WHO ARE
CURRENTLY HOMELESS, OR HAVE BEEN HOMELESS WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  OF  BEING
RELEASED  FROM  ACTIVE DUTY; (B) DATA ON THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN OF HOME-
LESS WOMEN VETERANS, INCLUDING THE CURRENT PLACEMENT OF  SUCH  CHILDREN;
(C) CASES OF MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA EXPERIENCED BY HOMELESS WOMEN VETER-
ANS  WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY OR DURING MILITARY TRAINING; AND (D) THE UNEM-
PLOYMENT RATE FOR NEW YORK STATE FEMALE VETERANS. THE TERM "CHILDREN  OF
HOMELESS VETERANS" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO IS UNMARRIED AND WHO IS UNDER
THE  AGE  OF  EIGHTEEN  YEARS,  AND IS THE BIOLOGICAL OR LEGALLY ADOPTED
CHILD OF A FEMALE VETERAN. A WRITTEN  REPORT  OF  SUCH  STUDY  SHALL  BE
DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE BY JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND SUCH
INFORMATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE UPDATED EVERY
TWO  YEARS.    SUCH REPORT SHALL BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND POSTED ON THE
DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WEBSITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02829-09-4

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