senate Bill S51

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York State Restoration of Honor Act

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 04, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S51 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1243
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17-C §§369-l - 369-o, amd §353, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6087, A9293
2019-2020: S45, A54

S51 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York State Restoration of Honor Act".

S51 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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