|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S51
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S51 (ACTIVE) - Details
S51 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S51 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the "New York State Restoration of Honor Act" PURPOSE : This bill would create a streamlined process for LGBT veterans who had been discharged less than honorably from the United States military due solely to their sexual orientation or gender identity to restore their eligibility for New York State veteran benefits for which they would otherwise be entitled. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill states that the act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State Restoration of Honor Act." Section 2 of the bill creates a new article 17-c of the executive law entitled "New York State Restoration of Honor Act." -New section 369-l of the executive law establishes definitions used throughout the article.
S51 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 51 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, GIANARIS, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SERRANO, SQUADRON -- 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, in relation to enacting the "New York State Restoration of Honor Act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State Restoration of Honor Act". § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 17-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 17-C NEW YORK STATE RESTORATION OF HONOR ACT SECTION 369-L. DEFINITIONS. 369-M. ELIGIBILITY OF DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS FOR STATE BENE- FITS. 369-N. ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS. 369-O. COOPERATION AND FACILITIES OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS. § 369-L. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "DIVISION" MEANS THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 2. "STATE DIRECTOR" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE DIRECTOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 3. "VETERAN" MEANS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE 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. 4. "DISCHARGED LGBT VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A VETERAN WHO WAS DISCHARGED LESS THAN HONORABLY FROM MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, OR STATEMENTS, CONSENSUAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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