senate Bill S3137C

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 signed chap.64
May 27, 2016 delivered to governor
May 24, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.360
substituted for s3137c
May 24, 2016 substituted by a7967b
May 16, 2016 amended on third reading 3137c
May 16, 2016 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 23, 2016 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 14, 2016 1st report cal.360
Jan 08, 2016 print number 3137b
Jan 08, 2016 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2015 referred to veterans' affairs
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 09, 2015 amended on third reading 3137a
Jun 09, 2015 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Apr 23, 2015 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 23, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2015 1st report cal.270
Feb 02, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Mar 14, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S3137B
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2016

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Mar 18, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S3137
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3137 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7967
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2805-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5735, A9988

S3137 - Summary

Relates to veterans' health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

S3137 - Sponsor Memo

S3137 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3137

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- 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 and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for 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 22 to read as follows:
  22.  TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING (A)
CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS
LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE AND (B) CURRENT  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  THE
UNITED  STATES  VETERANS  HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. THE FACT SHEET SHALL BE
ENTITLED, "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS."
  S 2. The  public health law is amended by adding a new section  2803-u
to read as follows:
  S  2803-U.  DISCLOSURE  OF  INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING  HEALTH  CARE  OPTIONS"  SHALL
MEAN  THE  FACT  SHEET  MAINTAINED  BY THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY-TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED  FIFTY-THREE
OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  B.  "VETERAN"  SHALL  MEAN A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, WHO HAS SERVED IN
THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING  A  WAR
IN  WHICH  THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH
SERVICE OTHERWISE THAN  BY  DISHONORABLE  DISCHARGE,  OR  WHO  HAS  BEEN
FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2.  UPON  ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL, EACH PATIENT SHALL BE ASKED IF THEY
ARE A VETERAN. IF THE PATIENT RESPONDS IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE  HOSPITAL
MUST  PROVIDE  THE  PATIENT WITH A COPY OF THE "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02433-01-5

S3137A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7967
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2805-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5735, A9988

S3137A - Summary

Relates to veterans' health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

S3137A - Sponsor Memo

S3137A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--A
    Cal. No. 270

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for 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 22 to read as follows:
  22. TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING  (A)
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS LOCATED
WITHIN  THE  STATE  AND  (B)  CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE UNITED
STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. THE FACT SHEET SHALL BE ENTITLED,
"INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" AND  SHALL  BE
UPDATED ANNUALLY.
  S  2. The  public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-u
to read as follows:
  S 2803-U. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS  CONCERNING  HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" SHALL MEAN
THE FACT SHEET MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS  PURSUANT
TO  SUBDIVISION  TWENTY-TWO  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW.
  2. UPON ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL, EACH PATIENT SHALL BE ASKED  IF  THEY
HAVE  SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.  IF THE PATIENT RESPONDS
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE HOSPITAL MUST PROVIDE THE PATIENT WITH A COPY OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02433-03-5

S3137B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7967
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2805-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5735, A9988

S3137B - Summary

Relates to veterans' health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

S3137B - Sponsor Memo

S3137B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its  place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs in  accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for 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 23 to read as follows:
  23.  TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING (A)
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS LOCATED
WITHIN THE STATE AND (B) CURRENT  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  THE  UNITED
STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. THE FACT SHEET SHALL BE ENTITLED,
"INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" AND SHALL BE
UPDATED ANNUALLY.
  S 2. The  public health law is amended by adding a new section  2803-u
to read as follows:
  S  2803-U.  DISCLOSURE  OF  INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS"  SHALL  MEAN
THE  FACT SHEET MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS PURSUANT
TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY-THREE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE OF  THE
EXECUTIVE LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02433-04-6

Co-Sponsors

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7967
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2805-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5735, A9988

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to veterans' health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--C
    Cal. No. 360

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its  place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs in  accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for 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 23 to read as follows:
  23. TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING  (A)
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS LOCATED
WITHIN  THE  STATE  AND  (B)  CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE UNITED
STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION INCLUDING VA MEDICAL  CENTERS  AND
CLINICS.  THE  FACT  SHEET  SHALL BE ENTITLED, "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS
CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" AND SHALL BE UPDATED ANNUALLY.
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 2805-b of  the  public  health  law,  as
added by chapter 694 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  The  staff of a general hospital shall: (A) inquire whether or not
the person admitted [is a veteran, as defined in section eighty-five  of

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

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