|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 31, 2013||signed chap.198|
|Jul 19, 2013||delivered to governor|
|Jun 20, 2013||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1515
substituted for s5825
|Jun 20, 2013||substituted by a6221c|
ordered to third reading cal.1515
|Jun 17, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5825Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6221 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S5825 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §357, Exec L
S5825 - Summary
Requires directors of county veterans service agencies to be accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
S5825 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5825 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring directors of county veterans service agencies to be accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs PURPOSE: This legislation will require directors of county veterans service agencies to become accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the executive law to: 1. Require current directors of a county or city veterans' service agency within three years from the effective date of this measure to take all necessary steps to be accredited as a veterans' service organization (VSO) representative. Accreditation shall mean the authority granted by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their family members in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for benefits. Once the director is notified of his or her accreditation, a copy of the certificate shall be filed with the director of the Division of Veterans' Affairs. The accreditation shall be maintained during the duration of his or her status as a director. 2. Any county or city director hired after the effective date of this statute shall take all necessary steps to be accredited as a veterans'
S5825 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5825 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 17, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring directors of county veterans service agencies to be accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 357 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. ACCREDITATION. (A) CURRENT COUNTY OR CITY DIRECTORS WITHIN THREE YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO BE ACCREDITED AS A VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION (VSO) REPRESENTATIVE. ACCREDITATION SHALL MEAN THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO ASSIST VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE PREPARATION, PRESENTATION, AND PROSECUTION OF CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS PURSUANT TO SECTION 5902 OF TITLE 38 U.S.C. AND SECTION 14.628 OF TITLE 38 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS. ONCE AN APPLI- CATION FOR ACCREDITATION IS APPROVED BY THE GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND THE APPLICANT IS NOTI- FIED OF THIS ACTION, THE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNTY OR CITY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY SHALL FILE A COPY OF THE ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE APPROPRIATE VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVI- SION. SUCH ACCREDITATION SHALL BE MAINTAINED DURING THE DURATION OF HIS OR HER STATUS AS A DIRECTOR OF SUCH COUNTY OR CITY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY. THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION MAY DETERMINE THAT SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A COURSE OR INSTRUCTION ON VETERANS' BENEFITS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CONDUCTED BY THE DIVISION MAY FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (B) ANY COUNTY OR CITY DIRECTOR HIRED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS STATUTE SHALL TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO BE ACCREDITED AS A VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION (VSO) REPRESENTATIVE WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09551-12-3
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