senate Bill S2070

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes payment of war bonus provided in chapter 547 of the laws of 1947 to members of the merchant marines

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Jun 02, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Jun 2, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2070
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2011

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S2070 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Veterans
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1, Chap 547 of 1947
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1319

S2070 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends the authorization for payment of the war bonus provided for in chapter 547 of the laws of 1947 to members of the merchant marines who served at sea during World War II, or their next of kin.

S2070 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2070 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2070

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KRUGER -- 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 chapter 547 of the laws of 1947, relating  to  providing
  for  the  payment  of  bonuses  to  members of the armed forces of the
  United States from this state, in relation to payment of such  bonuses
  to members of the merchant marines who served in World War II or their
  next of kin

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

  Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 547 of the laws of 1947,  relating  to
providing  for  the payment of bonuses to members of the armed forces of
the United States from this state, is amended by adding a  new  subdivi-
sion (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, THIS SUBDI-
VISION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL MARCH 31,  2012  AND  NO  BONUS  PAYMENT
SHALL  BE  MADE  ON  APPLICATIONS  FILED  SUBSEQUENT TO SUCH DATE BY ANY
PERSON QUALIFIED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, UNLESS SUCH  PERSON  CAN  PROVE
THAT  EITHER HE OR SHE WAS INCAPABLE OF MAKING SUCH APPLICATION PRIOR TO
SUCH DATE BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INCAPACITY. ANY  MEMBER  OF  THE
MERCHANT  MARINES  WHO  SERVED AT SEA AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD FROM
DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1945, BOTH INCLUSIVE, WHO WAS  A  RESI-
DENT  OF  THIS STATE FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO SUCH SERVICE SHALL
BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A WAR BONUS IN THE AMOUNT OF  TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY
DOLLARS. IN THE EVENT SUCH MEMBER IS DECEASED, SUCH BONUS SHALL BE PAYA-
BLE TO THE NEXT OF KIN OF SUCH MEMBER. THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
IS  AUTHORIZED TO MAKE BONUS PAYMENTS UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION AFTER MARCH
31, 2010 ON APPLICATIONS RECEIVED OR PENDING ON OR BEFORE SUCH DATE. ANY
INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OTHER GENERAL OR  SPECIAL  LAW
NOTWITHSTANDING, PAYMENTS OF WAR BONUS CLAIMS AFTER MARCH 31, 2012 SHALL
BE MADE FROM FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS FOR
THIS PURPOSE FROM THE STATE PURPOSES FUND PORTION OF THE GENERAL FUND OF
THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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