senate Bill S3477A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2018 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1711
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 18, 2017 print number 3477a
Jun 18, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 23, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S3477 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4298
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8667
2011-2012: A4904
2013-2014: A2140
2015-2016: A4667
2019-2020: S2145, A1017

S3477 - Summary

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran when such veteran has no next of kin or other person designated to provide for the disposition of his or her remains.

S3477 - Sponsor Memo

S3477 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3477

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
  land Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the divi-
  sion of  veterans'  affairs  to  provide  for  the  interment  of  the
  unclaimed remains of 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 12-a to read as follows:
  12-A. TO PROVIDE, IN COOPERATION WITH VETERANS SERVICE  ORGANIZATIONS,
FOR  THE  INTERMENT  OF  THE  UNCLAIMED REMAINS OF VETERANS.   THE STATE
DIRECTOR SHALL CONSULT WITH VETERANS SERVICE  ORGANIZATIONS  TO  ANALYZE
THE  SCOPE  OF  THE  ISSUE  OF  UNCLAIMED  REMAINS  OF VETERANS. FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "UNCLAIMED REMAINS  OF  A  VETERAN"  SHALL
MEAN  THE  REMAINS  OF A VETERAN THAT ARE CONSIDERED UNCLAIMED UNDER THE
LAWS OF THIS STATE AND/OR ANY OTHER STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04139-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S3477A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4298
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8667
2011-2012: A4904
2013-2014: A2140
2015-2016: A4667
2019-2020: S2145, A1017

S3477A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran when such veteran has no next of kin or other person designated to provide for the disposition of his or her remains.

S3477A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3477A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3477--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
  land  Security  and  Military  Affairs  --  committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general municipal law, in relation to directing
  counties and the city of New York to request a  congressionally  char-
  tered  veterans' organization to arrange for the funeral and burial of
  a deceased veteran who has no next of kin or other person to make such
  arrangements

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 1-a of section 148 of the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 29 of the laws of 2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any other provision of this section, in the case
of a veteran, as defined in  section  forty-two  hundred  three  of  the
public  health law, who died in a county or the city of New York leaving
no funds or insurance sufficient to pay funeral and burial  expenses  of
such  veteran  and  such  veteran has no next of kin or person of record
previously designated to control his or her final  disposition  pursuant
to  section four thousand two hundred one of the public health law, such
county or the city of New York [may]  SHALL  request  a  congressionally
chartered  veterans'  organization  within the county or the city of New
York where the decedent resided at the time  of  death,  to  engage  the
services of a funeral firm to conduct the funeral and burial services.
  §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04139-02-7

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