Assembly Bill A959

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to a program for veteran speakers in classrooms to supplement instructional and educational aspects of American military history

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-A959 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง353-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1532, S2825
2013-2014: A1601

2011-A959 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the director of the division of veterans affairs to develop a program relating to veteran educational speakers; requires distribution of informational pamphlet to schools describing program and containing names of area veterans willing to speak to students regarding their military service experience.

2011-A959 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 5, 2011

  LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SCARBOROUGH, SWEENEY, TOWNS,
  WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Veterans'

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to a veteran speaker
  education program within the division of veterans' affairs


  Section  1.    Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby
finds that the defining moments of our nation's history came in wartime,
especially during the great conflicts  of  the  twentieth  century.  The
legislature further maintains that it is imperative that all of society,
and  particularly  young  people, be aware of the contributions of those
who participated in these conflicts as members of the armed forces.
  These men and women established a remarkable  record  of  service  and
sacrifice. They were ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things
to  preserve  and  protect  our nation and its cherished freedoms. Their
personal accounts, which constitute a valuable historical record, are in
danger of being lost forever as these individuals pass away. The  legis-
lature,  therefore,  has determined that it is necessary and appropriate
to take steps to help encourage greater knowledge  and  appreciation  of
veterans, particularly in our schools.
  In this regard, many states have already enacted school-based programs
honoring  those  who  served in the military.  The legislature now finds
and declares that New York should make available to  students,  teachers
and  administrators  in  public  and private schools a new resource that
will encourage greater understanding and appreciation  of  the  contrib-
ution of veterans.
  S  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 353-a to
read as follows:

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


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