|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 02, 2012||tabled|
|Aug 01, 2012||vetoed memo.131|
|Jul 20, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 12, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1197
substituted for s7476
|Jun 12, 2012||substituted by a2102a|
ordered to third reading cal.1197
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 23, 2012||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S7476Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2102 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S7476 - Details
S7476 - 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 who are incarcerated.
S7476 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7476 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation to providing certain benefits to veterans; and to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring certain reports relating to veterans PURPOSE: To create a study on various important aspects of the lives of this State's veterans. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: COUNSELING: Section 1 amends the executive law to require the division of veterans' affairs to develop with the department of mental health a program to identify and treat veterans suffering from psychological/psychiatric/physical injuries. HEALTHCARE: Section 2 amends the Veterans Health Care Information Program in the New York State Department of Health to provide information for veterans, their families and health care providers on health issues. associated with military duty such as post-traumatic stress disorder and brain-re- lated injuries (in addition to already included features such as Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, toxic materials or harmful physical agents
S7476 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7476 I N S E N A T E May 23, 2012 ___________ 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 and the public health law, in relation to providing certain benefits to veterans; and to amend 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 21 to read as follows: 21. 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. Subdivision 1 of section 3803 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 743 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 1. There is hereby created within the department the veterans health care information program (referred to in this section as the "program"), which shall provide information on health issues associated with mili- tary duty, including but not limited to Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndromes, toxic materials or harmful physical agents such as, depleted uranium, and hepatitis C, AND SPECIFIC MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ISSUES INCLUDING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER BRAIN-RELATED INJURIES, for veterans, their surviving spouses and health care providers. S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 29 of the correction law, as amended by section 12 of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows: 1. The department shall continue to collect, maintain, and analyze statistical and other information and data with respect to persons EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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