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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S651
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S651 - Details
S651 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S651 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to awarding an annual annuity to recipients of purple heart medals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: A law to create an annuity for purple heart recipients or spouses of deceased purple heart recipients. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369. This bill would create an annual annuity of $1,000 for purple heart recipients or spouses of deceased purple heart recipients. JUSTIFICATION: The oldest military decoration in the world, The Order of the Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the US who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. Currently, New York State honors veterans who are blind, or spouses of a deceased blind veteran, by providing them with a one thousand dollar annuity. This is provided irrespective as whether it occurred after their service was completed. However, the state does not provide the same
S651 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 651 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 awarding an annual annuity to recipients of purple heart medals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to read as follows: S 369. PAYMENT TO RECIPIENTS OF PURPLE HEART MEDALS. 1. ANNUITY ESTABLISHED. (A) A RECIPIENT OF A PURPLE HEART (AUTHORIZED TO BE AWARDED PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 11016), SHALL UPON APPLICATION TO THE STATE DIRECTOR, BE PAID AN ANNUAL ANNUITY OUT OF THE TREASURY OF THE STATE FOR THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SUCH TERM AS SUCH RECIPI- ENT SHALL BE ENTITLED THERETO UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. (B) THE ENTITLEMENT OF ANY RECIPIENT OF A PURPLE HEART MEDAL TO RECEIVE THE ANNUITY HEREIN PROVIDED SHALL TERMINATE UPON HIS OR HER DEATH OR UPON HIS OR HER CEASING TO CONTINUE TO BE A RESIDENT AND DOMI- CILED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BUT SUCH ENTITLEMENT MAY BE REINSTATED UPON APPLICATION TO THE STATE DIRECTOR, IF SUCH RECIPIENT SHALL THERE- AFTER RESUME HIS OR HER RESIDENCE AND DOMICILE OF THE STATE. (C) THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AN AWARD OF THE ANNUITY TO A RECIPIENT OF A PURPLE HEART MEDAL SHALL BE THE DAY AFTER THE AWARDING OF A PURPLE HEART MEDAL IF THE APPLICATION THEREFOR IS RECEIVED WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF AWARDING THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL. IF THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE FIRST YEAR FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE AWARD- ING OF THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL, THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AN AWARD OF THE ANNUITY TO A RECIPIENT OF A PURPLE HEART MEDAL SHALL BE THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION BY THE STATE DIRECTOR. IF THE APPLICATION IS DENIED BUT IS GRANTED AT A LATER DATE UPON AN APPLICATION FOR RECONSID- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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