|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 18, 2011||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S2070
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S2070 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2070 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2070 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE/SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: To provide war bonuses to members of the merchant marine who served at sea during World War II, or their next of kin. Adds subdivision (e) to Section 9701 of the Unconsolidated Laws to provide a $250 bonus to members of the merchant marine who served at sea during World War II. JUSTIFICATION: In 1947, the Legislature enacted Section 9701 of the Unconsolidated Laws providing war bonuses to members of the armed forces who served during world War II, or their next of kin. Members of the armed forces included the Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Marines, Coast guard, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Air Corps, Waves, Spars, Women Marines, Public Health Service and Coast
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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