Senate Bill S6161

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal

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  • 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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2013-S6161 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8334
Current Committee:
Assembly Veterans
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §247, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A3123
2017-2018: A8531
2019-2020: A7186
2021-2022: A357

2013-S6161 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal.

2013-S6161 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S6161 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6161

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 military law, in relation to the issuance of a New
  York State Vietnam War Service Medal

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

  Section  1. Section 247 of the military law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-c to read as follows:
  1-C. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PRESENT IN THE  NAME
OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A MEDAL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE
"NEW   YORK  STATE  VIETNAM  WAR  SERVICE  MEDAL",  BEARING  A  SUITABLE
INSCRIPTION, TO ANY PERSON: (I) WHO IS A CITIZEN OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK;  OR  (II) WHO WAS A CITIZEN OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHILE SERVING
IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES; (III) WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED
STATES ARMED FORCES, DEFINED AS ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, MARINE CORPS,  OR
COAST GUARD, OR THE ORGANIZED MILITIA ON ACTIVE DUTY ABROAD IN THE VIET-
NAM  WAR DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM NOVEMBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE THROUGH APRIL THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE;  AND
(IV)  WHO  WAS  HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE CIRCUM-
STANCES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. NOT MORE THAN ONE NEW YORK STATE VIETNAM
WAR SERVICE MEDAL SHALL BE AWARDED OR PRESENTED, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, TO ANY PERSON WHOSE ENTIRE SERVICE SUBSEQUENT  TO  THE
TIME  OF  THE  RECEIPT OF SUCH MEDAL SHALL NOT HAVE BEEN HONORABLE.  FOR
EACH SUCCEEDING STAR AS PROVIDED HEREIN, SUCH PERSON SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
TO  WEAR,  AS THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE STATE MAY DIRECT, A RIBBON WHOSE
COLOR AND DESIGN SHALL BE SELECTED BY THE DIVISION OF MILITARY  AFFAIRS.
IN  THE  EVENT  OF  THE  DEATH OF ANY PERSON DURING OR SUBSEQUENT TO THE
RECEIPT OF SUCH CERTIFICATE IT SHALL BE PRESENTED TO SUCH REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE DECEASED AS MAY BE DESIGNATED. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, IN CONSULTA-
TION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, SHALL  MAKE
SUCH  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER
PRESENTATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH MEDALS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
              

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