senate Bill S8057

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides additional health services and employment benefits for veterans

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Jun 08, 2016 referred to rules

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S8057 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2357
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3803, Pub Health L; amd §29, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8730
2011-2012: A2102
2013-2014: A2189
2017-2018: S48, A2739
2019-2020: S2377, A1804

S8057 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S8057 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8057 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8057

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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, SPINA BIFIDA, 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, CHILDREN OF VETERANS 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 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-
GROUND AND CIRCUMSTANCES, IF SUCH PERSON SERVED  IN  THE  UNITED  STATES

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

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