senate Bill S908

Amended

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 908A
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 908B
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 908C

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7259
Versions:
S908
S908A
S908B
S908C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง501, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6343, S6343

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BILL NUMBER:S908

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 United States Government Accountability Office, Women
veterans identified as homeless by VA increased more than 140
percent, 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 3,000 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:
2011-12: S.6343 - Died in Veterans and Homeland Security

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   908

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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.
                                                           LBD02829-01-3

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