assembly Bill A8730B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides additional health services and employment benefits for veterans

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 20, 2010 print number 8730b
Apr 20, 2010 amend and recommit to veterans' affairs
Jan 20, 2010 print number 8730a
Jan 20, 2010 amend (t) and recommit to veterans' affairs
Jan 06, 2010 referred to veterans' affairs
Jun 04, 2009 referred to veterans' affairs

A8730 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5799
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, add §353-a, Exec L; amd §3803, Pub Health L; amd §95, Soc Serv L; amd §29, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2102
2013-2014: A2189
2015-2016: A2357
2017-2018: A2739
2019-2020: A1804

A8730 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional benefits for veterans; provides for services and counseling related to post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries; requires reports to the legislature concerning the number of veterans and families of active duty members who receive food stamps and the number of veterans who are incarcerated.

A8730 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A8730 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8730

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 4, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Veterans' Affairs

AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, the public health law and the tax
  law, in relation to providing certain benefits  to  veterans;  and  to
  amend  the  social services law and the correction law, in relation to
  requiring certain reports relating to veterans

  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 two
new subdivisions 20 and 21 to read as follows:
  20. TO DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND  ANY
OTHER  PRIVATE  OR  NOT-FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS, A PROGRAM FOR THE IDEN-
TIFICATION, DIAGNOSIS, COUNSELING AND TREATMENT OF VETERANS  WHO  SUFFER
FROM  POST-TRAUMATIC  STRESS  DISORDER AND BRAIN-RELATED INJURIES.  SUCH
PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFYING VETERANS WHO  MAY  NEED
ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION AND OUTREACH TO MAKE VETERANS AWARE OF AVAIL-
ABLE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.
  21.  TO  DEVELOP  AND  PROVIDE  EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH RELATED
BENEFITS AND SERVICES TO VETERANS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES.
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding two new sections 353-a and
353-b to read as follows:
  S 353-A. REPORTING ON SUICIDE RATES OF VETERANS. THE DIVISION, BY  AND
THROUGH  THE  STATE DIRECTOR OR HIS DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE,
SHALL ESTABLISH PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES FOR MONITORING RATES OF  SUICIDE
AMONG  VETERANS.  SUCH  REPORT  SHALL  STUDY  THE    INCIDENCE OF DEATHS
REPORTED  AS  SUICIDES  AMONG  VETERANS  IN  THIS  STATE.  IT  SHALL  BE
COMPLETED  ANNUALLY AND SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS-
LATURE. THE DIRECTOR SHALL DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION  SHALL
BE MADE A PART OF SUCH REPORT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-CLASSI-
FIED  INFORMATION  RELATING  TO  THE  SERVICE OF SUCH VETERANS, PREVIOUS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10659-03-9

A8730A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5799
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, add §353-a, Exec L; amd §3803, Pub Health L; amd §95, Soc Serv L; amd §29, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2102
2013-2014: A2189
2015-2016: A2357
2017-2018: A2739
2019-2020: A1804

A8730A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional benefits for veterans; provides for services and counseling related to post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries; requires reports to the legislature concerning the number of veterans and families of active duty members who receive food stamps and the number of veterans who are incarcerated.

A8730A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A8730A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8730--A
                                                         Cal. No. 47

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 4, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Veterans' Affairs -- amended on the special order of third reading,
  ordered reprinted as amended, retaining its place on the special order
  of third reading

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to  providing  certain  benefits  to veterans; and to amend the social
  services law and the correction law, in relation to requiring  certain
  reports relating to veterans

  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  two
new subdivisions 20 and 21 to read as follows:
  20.  TO DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ANY
OTHER PRIVATE OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS, A PROGRAM  FOR  THE  IDEN-
TIFICATION,  DIAGNOSIS,  COUNSELING AND TREATMENT OF VETERANS WHO SUFFER
FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND BRAIN-RELATED  INJURIES.    SUCH
PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFYING VETERANS WHO MAY NEED
ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION AND OUTREACH TO MAKE VETERANS AWARE OF AVAIL-
ABLE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.
  21. TO DEVELOP AND PROVIDE  EDUCATIONAL,  SOCIAL  AND  HEALTH  RELATED
BENEFITS AND SERVICES TO VETERANS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES.
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding two new sections 353-a and
353-b to read as follows:
  S  353-A. REPORTING ON SUICIDE RATES OF VETERANS. THE DIVISION, BY AND
THROUGH THE STATE DIRECTOR OR HIS DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICER  OR  EMPLOYEE,
SHALL  ESTABLISH PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES FOR MONITORING RATES OF SUICIDE
AMONG VETERANS. SUCH  REPORT  SHALL  STUDY  THE    INCIDENCE  OF  DEATHS
REPORTED  AS  SUICIDES  AMONG  VETERANS  IN  THIS  STATE.  IT  SHALL  BE
COMPLETED ANNUALLY AND SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE  LEGIS-
LATURE.  THE  DIRECTOR SHALL DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHALL
BE MADE A PART OF SUCH REPORT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-CLASSI-

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

A8730B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5799
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, add §353-a, Exec L; amd §3803, Pub Health L; amd §95, Soc Serv L; amd §29, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2102
2013-2014: A2189
2015-2016: A2357
2017-2018: A2739
2019-2020: A1804

A8730B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional benefits for veterans; provides for services and counseling related to post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries; requires reports to the legislature concerning the number of veterans and families of active duty members who receive food stamps and the number of veterans who are incarcerated.

A8730B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A8730B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8730--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 4, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Veterans'  Affairs  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Veterans'
  Affairs in accordance with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to providing certain benefits to veterans; and  to  amend  the  social
  services  law and the correction law, in relation to requiring certain
  reports relating to veterans

  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 20 to read as follows:
  20.  TO DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH,
A PROGRAM FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, DIAGNOSIS, COUNSELING AND TREATMENT OF
VETERANS WHO SUFFER FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMATIC BRAIN
INJURY AND OTHER BRAIN-RELATED INJURIES.   SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE
PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFYING VETERANS WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE AND INFORMA-
TION  AND  OUTREACH  TO  MAKE  VETERANS  AWARE OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMS AND
SERVICES.
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  353-a  to
read as follows:
  S  353-A.  IDENTIFYING  HOMELESSNESS  AMONG  VETERANS. 1. LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICTS AND SHELTERS RUN BY NON-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS  IN
EACH  COUNTY, SHALL COLLECT INFORMATION IDENTIFYING VETERANS AND SPOUSES
OF VETERANS WHO ARE IN A HOMELESS FACILITY. SUCH DATA SHALL BE COLLECTED
QUARTERLY AND SUBMITTED TO THE DIVISION.  THE  DIVISION  SHALL  TRANSMIT
SUCH INFORMATION TO STATE COUNSELORS FOR REVIEW AND POTENTIAL LINKAGE TO
APPLICABLE  BENEFITS. STATE COUNSELORS SHALL WORK WITH COUNTY COUNSELORS
OR ANY ACCREDITED SERVICE OFFICERS OF AN ORGANIZATION CHARTERED  BY  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10659-10-0

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