senate Bill S5825

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires directors of county veterans service agencies to be accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.198
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

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S5825 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6221C
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง357, 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

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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