senate Bill S610

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the division of veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
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S610 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2140
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2515, A4904
2009-2010: A8667

S610 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the division of veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S610

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the division of
veterans' affairs to provide for the interment of the unclaimed remains
of veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA:
Authorizes the Division of Veterans' Affairs to provide for the
interment of the unclaimed remains of veterans.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12-a, that would provide, in cooperation of veterans
service organizations, for the interment of the unclaimed remains of
veterans and direct the state director to consult with veterans
service organizations to analyze the scope of the issue of unclaimed
remains for veterans.

JUSTIFICATION:
Too often, when a veteran dies and is subsequently cremated, their
remains, whether due to neglect by loved ones or lack thereof, go
unclaimed and are left to sit on the shelf of mortuaries. This
practice is most inappropriate considering their heroic service to
our country. This legislation would ensure that the unclaimed remains
of our service men and women will be rightfully interred with the
dignity they deserve.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: Senate Bill 2515 (Gianaris) - Died in Senate Veterans,
Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee
2012: Assembly Bill 4904 (Simotas) -
Died in Assembly Veterans' Affairs Committee
2010: Assembly Bill 8667 (Gianaris) -
Died in Assembly Veterans' Affairs Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become law.

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

                                   610

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 authorizing the  divi-
  sion  of  veterans'  affairs  to  provide  for  the  interment  of the
  unclaimed remains of veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12-b to read as follows:
  12-B.  TO PROVIDE, IN COOPERATION WITH VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS,
FOR THE INTERMENT OF THE UNCLAIMED  REMAINS  OF  VETERANS.    THE  STATE
DIRECTOR  SHALL  CONSULT  WITH VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO ANALYZE
THE SCOPE OF THE  ISSUE  OF  UNCLAIMED  REMAINS  OF  VETERANS.  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "UNCLAIMED REMAINS OF A VETERAN" SHALL
MEAN THE REMAINS OF A VETERAN THAT ARE CONSIDERED  UNCLAIMED  UNDER  THE
LAWS OF THIS STATE AND/OR ANY OTHER STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01539-01-3

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