senate Bill S5570A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes a veteran's close friend or family member who is reasonably familiar with such veteran's wishes to request that such veteran be buried in a state veterans' cemetery

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2016 1st report cal.625
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 08, 2015 amended on third reading 5570a
Jun 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 01, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2015 1st report cal.1029
May 14, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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May 3, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S5570A
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committee
12
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 3, 2016

aye wr (1)

May 28, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S5570
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5570 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7932
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L; amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S829, A3083
2019-2020: S1167, A9808
2021-2022: S4344, A6302

S5570 - Summary

Authorizes a veteran's close friend or family who is reasonably familiar with such veteran's wishes to request that such veteran be buried in a state veterans' cemetery.

S5570 - Sponsor Memo

S5570 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5570

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 authorizing a veteran's  close  friend  or  family  member  who  is
  reasonably  familiar  with  such veteran's wishes to request that such
  veteran be buried in a veterans' cemetery

  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. BURIAL RIGHTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION,  "AGENT  IN  CONTROL  OF  THE DISPOSITION OF REMAINS" MEANS THE
PERSON RESPONSIBLE  OR  DESIGNATED  TO  CONTROL  THE  DISPOSITION  OF  A
DECEASED  VETERAN'S REMAINS AS DEFINED AND OUTLINED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO
HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE  OF  A  VETERAN'S
DESIRE  TO BE BURIED IN A VETERANS' CEMETERY AND CAN PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF
THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE DECEDENT WHICH SHALL  BE  FURNISHED  IN  THE
MANNER AND FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE DIRECTOR.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF LOCAL LAW, LAW, RULE OR
REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ANY AGENT IN CONTROL OF THE  DISPOSITION  OF
REMAINS  MAY  REQUEST  THAT  A DECEASED VETERAN BE BURIED IN A VETERANS'
CEMETERY.
  S 2. Subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  2  of  section
4201  of the public health law, as amended by chapter 401 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (ix) a close friend or relative who is reasonably  familiar  with  the
decedent's  wishes, including the decedent's religious or moral beliefs,
when no one higher on this list is  reasonably  available,  willing,  or
competent  to  act[,  provided  that  such person has executed a written
statement pursuant to subdivision seven of this section]; or
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

S5570A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7932
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L; amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S829, A3083
2019-2020: S1167, A9808
2021-2022: S4344, A6302

S5570A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes a veteran's close friend or family who is reasonably familiar with such veteran's wishes to request that such veteran be buried in a state veterans' cemetery.

S5570A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5570A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5570--A
    Cal. No. 1029

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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,
  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  authorizing  a  veteran's  close  friend  or  family member who is
  reasonably familiar with such veteran's wishes to  request  that  such
  veteran be buried in a veterans' cemetery

  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  368-a
to read as follows:
  S  368-A.  BURIAL  RIGHTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, "AGENT IN CONTROL OF THE DISPOSITION OF REMAINS" MEANS THE
PERSON RESPONSIBLE  OR  DESIGNATED  TO  CONTROL  THE  DISPOSITION  OF  A
DECEASED  VETERAN'S REMAINS AS DEFINED AND OUTLINED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO
HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE  OF  A  VETERAN'S
DESIRE  TO BE BURIED IN A VETERANS' CEMETERY AND CAN PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF
THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE DECEDENT WHICH SHALL  BE  FURNISHED  IN  THE
MANNER AND FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE DIRECTOR.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF LOCAL LAW, LAW, RULE OR
REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ANY AGENT IN CONTROL OF THE  DISPOSITION  OF
REMAINS  MAY  REQUEST  THAT  A DECEASED VETERAN BE BURIED IN A VETERANS'
CEMETERY.
  S 2. Subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  2  of  section
4201  of the public health law, as amended by chapter 401 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (ix) a close friend or relative who is reasonably  familiar  with  the
decedent's  wishes, including the decedent's religious or moral beliefs,

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

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