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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S2658
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2658 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §369, Exec L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S2658 - Summary
Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery program.
S2658 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2658 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the New York state veterans cemetery act PURPOSE: This legislation will allow the State of New York to authorize the division of veteran's affairs to establish, maintain and care for a state veteran's cemetery. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One - amends section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 20 to establish and operate a state veterans' cemetery and submit an application to the federal government. Section One - makes the funds needed available for such application process and allows the division to enter into agreements with any political subdivisions of the state for assistance in the operation of the cemetery. The political subdivisions or agencies will meet any applicable federal standards and requirements for the perpetual operation and maintenance of the veterans cemetery. That being said, the division and the state will have sole responsibility for the perpetual maintenance and care of the state veterans cemetery. The
S2658 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2658 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 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 executive law, in relation to the establishment of the New York state veterans cemetery act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York state veterans cemetery act". S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to read as follows: S 369. VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM. THE DIVISION IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY ON THE ISSUE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE A BENEFICIAL AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF SUCH STUDY, THE DIVISION SHALL SUBMIT TO THE FEDERAL VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CEMETERY GRANTS PROGRAM A PRE-APPLICATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ONE OR MORE VETERANS CEME- TERIES. SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY SHALL BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE COMPLETION OF SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, THE DIVISION WHICH WILL BE A BENEFICIAL AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE SHALL COMPLETE AND DELIVER, TO THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS A REPORT ON SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE ESTAB- LISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM. SUCH RECOMMENDA- TIONS SHALL INCLUDE WHAT MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN BY THIS STATE TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, WHAT LAWS SHOULD BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO ESTAB- LISH SUCH A PROGRAM, AND WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES WOULD NEED TO BE APPRO- PRIATED AND EXPENDED, IF ANY, TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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