senate Bill S3581

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies

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Jun 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
May 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 25, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Jun 5, 2012 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

May 24, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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S3581 - Bill Details

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Executive Law
Laws Affected:
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S3581 - Bill Texts

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Increases the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies for the cost of maintenance and operation of such agencies.

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BILL NUMBER:S3581

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to increasing the amount of
reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local
veterans' service agencies for the cost and maintenance of such agencies

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation seeks to provide appropriate State financial support
to veterans' service agencies.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 359 of the executive law as
amended by chapter 196 of the laws of 2009, to increase the amount of
state moneys available to each county veterans service agency to an
amount equal to 75% of its expenditures for maintenance and operation
approved by the State director.

Section 2: Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:
As more veterans are returning home from the War on Terror, the
services provided by county veterans service agencies is in
increasing demand. Therefore, it is appropriate to increase the
amount of State support available to local veterans service agencies
that are providing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5515 of 2007: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Ways and Means
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on April 1, 2013.

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

                                  3581

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 increasing the  amount
  of  reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local
  veterans' service agencies for the cost and maintenance of such  agen-
  cies

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  359  of  the  executive  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  196  of  the  laws  of 2009, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. A local director shall designate the  location  of  the  local  and
branch  offices  of the local veterans' service agency within his juris-
diction, which offices shall be open during convenient hours.  The  cost
of  maintenance and operation of a county veterans' service agency shall
be a county charge and the cost of maintenance and operation of  a  city
veterans'  service  agency  shall  be  a city charge, excepting that the
state director with the approval of  the  veterans'  affairs  commission
shall  allot  and  pay, from state moneys made available to him for such
purposes, to each county veterans' service agency and each  city  veter-
ans'  service agency, an amount equal to [fifty] SEVENTY-FIVE per centum
of its expenditures for maintenance and operation approved by the  state
director,  provided  that in no event shall the amount allotted and paid
for such approved expenditures incurred in any given year exceed (1)  in
the  case  of  any  county veterans' service agency in a county having a
population of not more than one hundred thousand or in the case  of  any
city  veterans' service agency in a city having a population of not more
than one  hundred  thousand,  the  sum  of  [ten]  THIRTY-FIVE  thousand
dollars, nor (2) in the case of any county veterans' service agency in a
county  having  a population in excess of one hundred thousand excluding

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09462-01-1

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the population of any city therein which has a  city  veterans'  service
agency,  the sum of [ten] THIRTY-FIVE thousand dollars, and, in addition
thereto, the sum of [five] SEVEN thousand dollars for each  one  hundred
thousand,  or  major portion thereof, of the population of the county in
excess of one hundred thousand excluding  the  population  of  any  city
therein  which  has a city veterans' service agency, nor (3) in the case
of any city veterans' service agency in a city having  a  population  in
excess  of  one  hundred thousand, the sum of [ten] THIRTY-FIVE thousand
dollars, and, in addition thereto, the  sum  of  [five]  SEVEN  thousand
dollars  for each one hundred thousand, or major portion thereof, of the
population of the city in excess of one  hundred  thousand.  Such  popu-
lation  shall  be  certified  in  the same manner as provided by section
fifty-four of the state finance law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2013.

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