senate Bill S2424A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state veterans cemetery act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 14, 2011 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 2424a
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.141
Jan 25, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 20, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Mar 1, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S2424
28
1
committee
28
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 25, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2424
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S2424 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §369, Exec L

S2424 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery program.

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BILL NUMBER:S2424

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the New
York State veterans cemetery act

PURPOSE:

This bill seeks to establish a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill would provide that this law shall be known and
may be cited as the New York State Veterans Cemetery Act.

Section 2 of this bill would amend the executive law to add a new
section 367 to establish a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program.
Pursuant to such section, the New York State Division of Veterans
Affairs would be directed to conduct an investigation and study on
the issue of the establishment of a New York State Veterans Cemetery
Program. Such investigation and study would be required to be
completed on or before December 31, 2012. Within 90 days of the
completion of such investigation and study, such Division must also
complete and deliver, to the chair of the Senate Standing Committee
on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs and the chair of
the Assembly Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, a report on such
investigation and study, containing recommendations to the
legislature on the establishment of a New York State Veterans
Cemetery Program. Such recommendations shall include what measures
need to be taken by New York State to establish such a program, what
laws should be amended or added to establish such a program, and what
fiscal resources would need to be appropriated and expended, if any,
to establish such program.

Section 3 of this bill would provide for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York State presently exists in a dangerous and uncertain world.
Like in generations before, our veterans have answered the call and
have placed themselves as the defenders of our freedoms and liberties.

This bill seeks to provide the mechanism for the establishment of a
New York State Veterans Cemetery Program. Such a program is a
necessary and prudent step toward recognizing the commitment and
sacrifice our state's veterans have made Such a program, by terms of
this bill, would be developed in partnership with the New York State
Division of Veterans Affairs, after thoughtful study and investigation.

The report and recommendations required under this bill would provide
the framework for the establishment of the Program, upon which a
successful establishment and implementation could be based. This bill
seeks to direct New York State's Veteran recognition and services in
a responsible, thoughtful manner, using experience and intelligence


to seek the best possible outcome for those who have given so much of
themselves for all the people of our State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None noted, for although some staff time at the New York State
Division of Veterans Affairs would be required to accomplish the
investigation, study and report required under this bill, its actions
could easily be performed with current resources.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  2424

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  establishment  of
  the New York State veterans cemetery act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
State veterans cemetery act".
  S  2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to read
as follows:
  S 369. VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.   THE NEW  YORK  STATE  DIVISION  OF
VETERANS  AFFAIRS  IS  HEREBY  DIRECTED  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND
STUDY ON THE ISSUE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A  NEW  YORK  STATE  VETERANS
CEMETERY  PROGRAM. SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY SHALL BE COMPLETED ON OR
BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE.   WITHIN NINETY  DAYS
OF  THE  COMPLETION  OF SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, THE NEW YORK STATE
DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SHALL COMPLETE AND DELIVER, TO THE CHAIR OF
THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS A REPORT ON
SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLA-
TURE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.
SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL INCLUDE WHAT MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN BY NEW
YORK STATE TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, WHAT LAWS SHOULD BE  AMENDED  OR
ADDED  TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, AND WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES WOULD NEED
TO BE APPROPRIATED AND EXPENDED, IF ANY, TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08544-01-1

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S2424A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §369, Exec L

S2424A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery program.

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BILL NUMBER:S2424A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the New
York state veterans cemetery act

PURPOSE:
This bill seeks to establish a New York
State Veterans
Cemetery Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill would provide that this law shall be known and
may be cited as the New York State Veterans Cemetery Act. Section 2
of this bill would amend the executive law to add a new section 367
to establish a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program. Pursuant to
such section, the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs would
be directed to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the
establishment of a New York State Veterans Cemetery Program. Such
investigation and study would be required to be completed on or
before December 31, 2011. As soon as possible, the Division shall
submit to the Federal Veterans Administration Veterans Cemetery
Grants Program a pre-application for one or more veterans cemetery.
Within 90 days of the completion of such investigation and study,
such Division must also complete and deliver, to the chair of the
Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
Affairs and the chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Veterans
Affairs, a report on such investigation and study, containing
recommendations to the legislature on the establishment of a New York
State Veterans Cemetery Program. Such recommendations shall include
what measures need to be taken by New
York State to establish such a program, what laws should be amended or
added to establish such a program, and what fiscal resources would
need to be appropriated and expended, if any, to establish such
program. Section 3 of this bill would provide for an immediate
effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State presently exists in a dangerous and
uncertain world. Like in generations before, our veterans have
answered the call and have placed themselves as the defenders of our
freedoms and liberties. This bill seeks to provide the mechanism for
the
establishment of a New York State Veterans cemetery Program· Such a
program is a necessary and prudent step toward recognizing the
commitment and sacrifice our state's veterans have made Such a
program, by terms of this bill, would be developed in partnership
with the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, after
thoughtful study and investigation. The report and recommendations
required under this bill would provide the framework for the
establishment of the Program, upon which a successful establishment
and implementation could be based. This bill seeks to direct New York
State's Veteran recognition and services in a responsible, thoughtful
manner, using experience and intelligence to seek the best possible


outcome for those who have given so much of themselves for all the
people of our State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None noted, for although some staff time at the
New York State Division of Veterans Affairs would be required to
accomplish the investigation, study and report required under this
bill, its actions could easily be performed with current resources.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                 2424--A
    Cal. No. 141

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BALL, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland
  Security  and Military Affairs -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance  --  reported  favorably
  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report, amended on
  second report, ordered to a third reading,  and  to  be  reprinted  as
  amended, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of
  the New York state veterans cemetery act

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
state veterans cemetery act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to  read
as follows:
  S  369. VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.  THE DIVISION IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO
CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY ON THE ISSUE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT  OF
A  NEW  YORK  STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE A BENEFICIAL
AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE.  AS  SOON
AS  POSSIBLE  AFTER  THE  COMMENCEMENT OF SUCH STUDY, THE DIVISION SHALL
SUBMIT TO THE FEDERAL VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CEMETERY GRANTS PROGRAM  A
PRE-APPLICATION  FOR  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  ONE OR MORE VETERANS CEME-
TERIES.  SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY SHALL BE COMPLETED  ON  OR  BEFORE
DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN.  WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE
COMPLETION OF SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, THE DIVISION WHICH WILL BE A
BENEFICIAL AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE
SHALL COMPLETE AND DELIVER, TO THE CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE  COMMITTEE  ON
VETERANS,  HOMELAND  SECURITY  AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND THE CHAIR OF THE
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS A REPORT ON  SUCH  INVESTIGATION
AND  STUDY,  CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE ESTAB-
LISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM. SUCH RECOMMENDA-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08544-02-1

S. 2424--A                          2

TIONS SHALL INCLUDE WHAT MEASURES NEED TO BE  TAKEN  BY  THIS  STATE  TO
ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, WHAT LAWS SHOULD BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO ESTAB-
LISH  SUCH  A PROGRAM, AND WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES WOULD NEED TO BE APPRO-
PRIATED AND EXPENDED, IF ANY, TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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