|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 21, 2014||tabled|
|Nov 10, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1083
substituted for s6685
|Jun 18, 2014||substituted by a2189a|
|Jun 09, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 02, 2014||1st report cal.1083|
|May 06, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 27, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S6685Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2189 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S6685 - Details
S6685 - Summary
Provides additional benefits for veterans; provides for services and counseling related to post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries; requires reports to the legislature concerning the number of veterans who are incarcerated.
S6685 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6685 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to providing certain benefits to veterans; and to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring certain reports relating to veterans PURPOSE: To include information about mental and physical health issues, including post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other brain related injuries within the veterans health care information program and to establish the collection and maintenance of data pertaining to an inmate's military background by the department of corrections. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 3803(1) of the public health law, as it relates to the Veterans Health Care Information Program, to provide information for veterans, their families and health care providers on health issues associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and other brain related injuries. This information will be provided in addition to the information already provided by the program, including health issues associated with Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, toxic materials or harmful physical agents such as depleted uranium and hepatitis C.
S6685 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6685 I N S E N A T E February 27, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ZELDIN, GRISANTI, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing certain benefits to veterans; and to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring certain reports relating to veterans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3803 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 743 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 1. There is hereby created within the department the veterans health care information program (referred to in this section as the "program"), which shall provide information on health issues associated with mili- tary duty, including but not limited to Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndromes, toxic materials or harmful physical agents such as, depleted uranium, and hepatitis C, AND SPECIFIC MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ISSUES INCLUDING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER BRAIN-RELATED INJURIES, for veterans, their surviving spouses and health care providers. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 29 of the correction law, as amended by section 12 of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows: 1. The department shall continue to collect, maintain, and analyze statistical and other information and data with respect to persons subject to the jurisdiction of the department, including but not limited to: (a) the number of such persons: placed in the custody of the depart- ment, assigned to a specific department program, accorded community supervision and declared delinquent, recommitted to a state correctional institution upon revocation of community supervision, or discharged upon maximum expiration of sentence; (b) the criminal history of such persons; (c) the social, educational, and vocational circumstances of any such persons; [and,] (d) the institutional and community supervision programs and the behavior of such persons; AND, (E) THE MILITARY BACK- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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