assembly Bill A4298A

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 print number 4298a
Jun 13, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to veterans' affairs
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans' affairs
Feb 02, 2017 referred to veterans' affairs

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A4298 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3477
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: A1017, S2145

A4298 - 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.

A4298 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4298

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMOTAS, MONTESANO, COLTON, M. G. MILLER, HOOPER,
  JAFFEE,  PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans'
  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

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A4298A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3477
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: A1017, S2145

A4298A (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.

A4298A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4298--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMOTAS, MONTESANO, COLTON, M. G. MILLER, HOOPER,
  JAFFEE,  PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans'
  Affairs -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD04139-03-7