assembly Bill A8334

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans' affairs
Dec 18, 2013 referred to veterans' affairs

A8334 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6161
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง247, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A3123
2017-2018: A8531
2019-2020: A7186

A8334 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A8334 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8334

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Veterans' 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13157-01-3