senate Bill S2660

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the "atomic veterans medal" for members of the armed forces or organized militia exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of atomic weapons tests

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 23, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S2660 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง247, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3097
2009-2010: A8716

S2660 - Summary

Establishes the "atomic veterans medal" for members of the armed forces or organized militia exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of atomic weapons tests conducted by the United State between 1945 and 1963.

S2660 - Sponsor Memo

S2660 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2660

                       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 military law,  in  relation  to  providing  for  the
  "atomic  veterans  medal" to be granted to certain veterans exposed to
  ionizing radiation as a result of atomic weapons tests

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 1-a and 4 of section 247 of the military law,
subdivision 1-a as added and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 184  of
the laws of 1998, are amended and a new subdivision 1-b is added to read
as follows:
  1-a.  The  governor is hereby authorized to present in the name of the
legislature of the state of New York, a military decoration, to be known
as the "conspicuous  service  star",  bearing  a  suitable  inscription,
device,  and  ribbon,  all  of which shall be of suitable design, 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, and who, while serving in  the  United  States  Armed
Forces,  defined as army, air force, navy, marine corps, or coast guard,
has, or shall have received a United States unit level decoration denot-
ing combat participation and foreign unit awards, issued from a company,
regimental, brigade, or division commander, or equivalent naval unit, or
issued by the President of the United States, the Congress of the United
States, the United States Defense Department  or  the  joint  chiefs  of
staff,  such  as,  but not limited to, a presidential unit citation or a
joint meritorious unit award. Not more than one conspicuous service star
shall be issued to any one person; nor shall any citation 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 star shall
not have been honorable. For each succeeding star  as  provided  herein,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07152-01-3

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