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|Feb 08, 2012||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Apr 27, 2011||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 14, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S45
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S45 - Details
S45 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S45 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 18 of article 7 of the constitution, in relation to providing for payment of bonuses to members of the armed forces from this state for service during the period of the Korean war PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the creation of state debts to fund the payment of, and to pay, bonuses to members of the armed forces for Korea service. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The legislature would authorize the creation of a debt or debts to provide payment of a bonus to each member of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955). JUSTIFICATION: With the exception of a bonus for World War II Merchant Marine's enacted into law in 2007, the last time the State of New York offered a bonus was for veterans who served during World War II. It was granted by the Legislature in 1947 and approved by the voters the same year. As Thomas E. Dewey stated in his approval message: "We owe a real debt of gratitude of our veterans."
S45 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 45 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 18 of article 7 of the constitution, in relation to providing for payment of bonuses to members of the armed forces from this state for service during the period of the Korean war Section 1. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 18 of arti- cle 7 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 18. (A) The legislature may authorize by law the creation of a debt or debts of the state to provide for the payment of a bonus to each male and female member of the armed forces of the United States, still in the armed forces, or separated or discharged under honorable conditions, for service while on active duty with the armed forces at any time during the period from December seventh, nineteen hundred forty-one to and including September second, nineteen hundred forty-five, who was a resi- dent of this state for a period of at least six months immediately prior to his or her enlistment, induction or call to active duty. The law authorizing the creation of the debt shall provide for payment of such bonus to the next of kin of each male and female member of the armed forces who, having been a resident of this state for a period of six months immediately prior to his or her enlistment, induction or call to active duty, died while on active duty at any time during the period from December seventh, nineteen hundred forty-one to and including September second, nineteen hundred forty-five; or who died while on active duty subsequent to September second, nineteen hundred forty-five, or after his or her separation or discharge under honorable conditions, prior to receiving payment of such bonus. An apportionment of the moneys on the basis of the periods and places of service of such members of the armed forces shall be provided by general laws. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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