senate Bill S2941A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state veterans cemetery act

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1541
Jun 07, 2016 reported and committed to rules
May 03, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 04, 2015 print number 2941a
Jun 04, 2015 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 30, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jun 8, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S2941A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S2941A
36
0
committee
36
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 3, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2941A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 3, 2016

Co-Sponsors

S2941 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8189
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2424
2013-2014: S2658
2017-2018: S3906, A3364
2019-2020: S3780
2021-2022: S4735

S2941 - Summary

Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery funding program.

S2941 - Sponsor Memo

S2941 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2941

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 the  establishment  of
  the New York state veterans cemetery act

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "New York state veterans cemetery act".
  S  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 368-a to
read as follows:
  S 368-A. VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM.  THE DIVISION IS  HEREBY  DIRECTED
TO  CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY ON THE ISSUE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE A BENEFICIAL
AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE.  AS  SOON
AS  POSSIBLE  AFTER  THE  COMMENCEMENT OF SUCH STUDY, THE DIVISION SHALL
SUBMIT TO THE FEDERAL VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CEMETERY GRANTS PROGRAM  A
PRE-APPLICATION  FOR  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  ONE OR MORE VETERANS CEME-
TERIES.  SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY SHALL BE COMPLETED  ON  OR  BEFORE
DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.  WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE
COMPLETION OF SUCH INVESTIGATION AND STUDY, THE DIVISION WHICH WILL BE A
BENEFICIAL AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVING THE VETERANS OF THE STATE
SHALL COMPLETE AND DELIVER, TO THE CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE  COMMITTEE  ON
VETERANS,  HOMELAND  SECURITY  AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND THE CHAIR OF THE
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS A REPORT ON  SUCH  INVESTIGATION
AND  STUDY,  CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE ESTAB-
LISHMENT OF A NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROGRAM. SUCH RECOMMENDA-
TIONS SHALL INCLUDE WHAT MEASURES NEED TO BE  TAKEN  BY  THIS  STATE  TO
ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM, WHAT LAWS SHOULD BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO ESTAB-
LISH  SUCH  A PROGRAM, AND WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES WOULD NEED TO BE APPRO-
PRIATED AND EXPENDED, IF ANY, TO ESTABLISH SUCH A PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Co-Sponsors

S2941A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8189
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2424
2013-2014: S2658
2017-2018: S3906, A3364
2019-2020: S3780
2021-2022: S4735

S2941A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "New York state veterans cemetery act"; directs the division to conduct an investigation and study on the issue of the establishment of a New York state veterans cemetery funding program.

S2941A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2941A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2941--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, CROCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland
  Security and Military Affairs -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of
  the New York state veterans cemetery act

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York state veterans cemetery act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  368-a  to
read as follows:
  S  368-A. VETERANS CEMETERY FUNDING PROMOTION PROGRAM. THE DIVISION IS
HEREBY DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH, PRODUCE  AND  CONDUCT  A  NEW  YORK  STATE
VETERANS CEMETERY FUNDING PROMOTION PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW YORK
STATE VETERANS CEMETERY FUNDING PROGRAM WOULD BE TO ENCOURAGE THE GIVING
OF  FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, BY INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND CORPORATIONS, TO
THE VETERANS REMEMBRANCE AND CEMETERY MAINTENANCE  AND  OPERATION  FUND,
CREATED  PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-MMMM OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW,
WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR VETERANS CEMETERIES  PURSU-
ANT  TO  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  VETERANS  CEMETERY PROGRAM CREATED UNDER
SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER.  IN  ESTABLISHING  THE
NEW YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY FUNDING PROMOTION PROGRAM, THE DIVISION
SHALL  ESTABLISH,  PRODUCE AND CONDUCT PROGRAMS, PROJECTS, AND MATERIALS
DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE THE GIVING OF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, BY INDIVID-
UALS, GROUPS AND CORPORATIONS, TO THE VETERANS REMEMBRANCE AND  CEMETERY
MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION FUND. THE DIVISION SHALL FURTHER SEEK, AND MAY
APPLY  ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS,
FROM GOVERNMENTS AND/OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING SOURCES, FOR DEPOSIT
IN, AND USE BY, THE VETERANS REMEMBRANCE AND  CEMETERY  MAINTENANCE  AND
OPERATION FUND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING, OPERATING AND FINANCING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03585-02-5

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