senate Bill S7476

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides additional health services and employment benefits for veterans

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2102 - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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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
passed senate
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

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S7476 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2102A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; amd §3803, Pub Health L; amd §29, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8730B

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

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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