assembly Bill A2739

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides additional health services and employment benefits for veterans

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.217
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 05, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 25, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.500
May 23, 2017 reported
Feb 14, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 23, 2017 referred to veterans' affairs

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A2739 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
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
2015-2016: A2357
2019-2020: A1804

A2739 (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.

A2739 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2739

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE, LUPARDO, JENNE, SIMANOWITZ, JAFFEE, SKAR-
  TADOS, BARRETT, COOK, MOYA, OTIS, PERRY, HUNTER, COLTON -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. CRESPO, CROUCH, CYMBROWITZ, FAHY, KEARNS, MALLIO-
  TAKIS,  McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MONTESANO, RAIA -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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.
  § 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

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

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