|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 13, 2013||
|Nov 01, 2013||
delivered to governor
|Jun 12, 2013||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1241
substituted for s2574
|Jun 12, 2013||
substituted by a5890
|Jun 11, 2013||
ordered to third reading cal.1241
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 07, 2013||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 22, 2013||
referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
senate Bill S2574Signed By Governor
Provides to the issuance of a Cold War Certificate to resident veterans who served honorably in the armed forces between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5890 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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Jun 12, 2013 - floor VoteA5890610floor61Aye0Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 12, 2013aye (61)
Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS2574240committee24Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
May 7, 2013 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee VoteS2574120committee12Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S2574 - Bill Details
S2574 - Bill Texts
Provides for the issuance of a Cold War Certificate to resident veterans who served honorably in the armed forces between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the military law, in relation to the issuance of a Cold War
This bill would allow for the recognition of the contributions of our
service men and women who served honorably during the Cold War by
authorizing and awarding a State Cold War Certificate to these
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 247 of the military law by adding a new subdivision
1-b, which would authorize the governor to present in the name of the
Legislature of the state of New York, a military decoration, to be
known as the "Cold War Certificate."
The certificate would be awarded to any person who is a citizen of the
state of New York or was a citizen of the state of New York while
serving in the Armed forces of the United States, who served in the
United States Armed Forces during the period of time from September
second, nineteen hundred forty-five through December twenty-sixth,
nineteen hundred ninety-one, commonly known as the Cold War Era and
who was honorably discharged or released under honorable
circumstances during the Cold War Era.
Amends Subdivision 4 of Section 247 of the Military Law to include
that the section shall not construed to require a recipient of the
Cold War service medal to have been a resident of the state of New
York at the time of his or her entry into the United States army, air
force, navy, marine corps, or nurses corps.
In 1988 the United States Government recognized the contribution of
its armed forces and their sacrifices during the Cold War with a
Certificate of Recognition that had to be requested from the
Department of Defense. No federal campaign medal exists to recognize
the dedicated participation
of those service members who "stood watch" in the cause of
promoting world peace and stability, and who also participated in
hundred of military exercises and operations that occurred between the
state of the Cold War on September 2, 1945 and the end of the Cold
War on December 26, 1991.
The United States Government has not authorized or recognized a Cold
War Certificate dedicated to the service of these veterans who
sacrificed so much, many of whom performed actions and duties till
shrouded in secrecy so that they receive and maintain no identity as
Cold War Veterans.
These thousands of New York State Cold War Veterans prevented
communist world domination and nuclear war. Therefore, it is fitting
that these service members who served honorable during this era
receive proper state recognition for their efforts in the form of a
State Cold War certification.
2006: A.10966 Ortiz Passed Assembly
2007/08: A.5156 - Passed both houses, Vetoed
2009/10: A.6465A - Passed Assembly, Died in Senate
6/16/11 Referred to Rules
3/13/12 Reported and Committed to Finance
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
This act shall take effect on the on the one hundred twentieth day
after it shall have become a law; provided that the division of
military and naval affairs is authorized to promulgate any and all
rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to
implement this act on its effective date on or after such date.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2574 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 Cold War certificate 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-b to read as follows: 1-B. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PRESENT IN THE NAME OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A CERTIFICATE, TO BE KNOWN AS THE "COLD WAR CERTIFICATE", 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 DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM SEPTEMBER SECOND, NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE THROUGH DECEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-ONE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE COLD WAR ERA; AND (IV) WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES DURING THE COLD WAR ERA. NOT MORE THAN ONE COLD WAR CERTIFICATE 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. 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 ADJU- TANT GENERAL, IN CONSULTATION 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 THE CERTIFICATE. S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 247 of the military law, as amended by chapter 184 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07292-01-3 S. 2574 2 4. This section shall not be construed to require that a recipient of the conspicuous service cross [or], the conspicuous service star OR THE COLD WAR CERTIFICATE has been a resident of the state of New York at the time of his or her entry into the United States army, air force, navy, marine corps, or nurses corps. S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. The division of military and naval affairs is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date on or before such date.
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