senate Bill S4769

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the division of veterans' affairs to establish and distribute a veterans' bill of rights, and to contract with veterans' services outreach programs

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1145
Apr 20, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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

S4769
14
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committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

Jun 7, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S4769
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

S4769 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4220
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง353-a & 361-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8277, A11662

S4769 - Summary

Directs the division of veterans' affairs to establish and distribute a veterans' bill of rights, and to contract with veterans' services outreach programs.

S4769 - Sponsor Memo

S4769 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4769

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- 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 establishing a "veter-
  ans' bill of rights" directing the division of  veterans'  affairs  to
  provide  for the establishment and certification of veterans' services
  outreach programs

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

  Section  1.  The  executive  law is amended by adding two new sections
353-a and 361-c to read as follows:
  S 353-A. VETERANS' BILL OF RIGHTS. 1. THE  DIVISION  SHALL  ESTABLISH,
PRINT,  PUBLISH  AND DISTRIBUTE A VETERANS' BILL OF RIGHTS. SUCH BILL OF
RIGHTS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING OR SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TEXT:
                        "VETERANS' BILL OF RIGHTS
  YOU AS A VETERAN HAVE A RIGHT:
  (A) TO APPLY FOR VETERANS' BENEFITS;
  (B) TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR LOCAL VETERANS' SERVICE AGENCY AND
THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS;
  (C) TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION OF THE SERVICES AND  BENEFITS  AVAILABLE
UNDER FEDERAL AND NEW YORK STATE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS;
  (D)  TO  RECEIVE  WRITTEN NOTICE AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE APPROVAL OR
DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION FOR BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER NEW  YORK  STATE
LAW;
  (E) TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT;
  (F)  TO APPEAL ANY ADVERSE DETERMINATION OR DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION
FOR SERVICES OR BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER NEW YORK STATE LAW;
  (G) TO EXPECT CONFIDENTIALITY;
  (H) TO RECEIVE FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO  SEX,  RACE,
RELIGION, DISABILITY, ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04221-01-1

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