senate Bill S5799B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides additional health services and employment benefits for veterans

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2010 print number 5799b
Apr 29, 2010 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 20, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2010 print number 5799a
Jan 14, 2010 amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 06, 2010 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 05, 2009 referred to rules

Votes

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Apr 20, 2010 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S5799A
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0
committee
10
Aye
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Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S5799 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8730
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S5799 - 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.

S5799 - Sponsor Memo

S5799 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5799

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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

S5799A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8730
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S5799A - 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.

S5799A - Sponsor Memo

S5799A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5799--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10659-04-0

S5799B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8730
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S5799B (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.

S5799B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5799B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5799--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- reported favorably from said committee  and  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10659-11-0

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