assembly Bill A8531

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans' affairs
Jun 19, 2017 referred to veterans' affairs

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A8531 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S199
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §247, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8334
2015-2016: A3123, S1382
2019-2020: A7186, S2668

A8531 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the issuance of a New York State Vietnam War Service Medal.

A8531 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8531

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Veterans' Affairs

AN  ACT  to amend the military law, in relation to the issuance of a New
  York State Vietnam War Service Medal

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

  Section  1. Section 247 of the military law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-c to read as follows:
  1-C. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PRESENT IN THE  NAME
OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A MEDAL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE
"NEW   YORK  STATE  VIETNAM  WAR  SERVICE  MEDAL",  BEARING  A  SUITABLE
INSCRIPTION, TO ANY PERSON: (I) WHO IS A CITIZEN OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK;  OR  (II) WHO WAS A CITIZEN OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHILE SERVING
IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES; (III) WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED
STATES ARMED FORCES, DEFINED AS ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, MARINE CORPS,  OR
COAST GUARD, OR THE ORGANIZED MILITIA ON ACTIVE DUTY ABROAD IN THE VIET-
NAM  WAR DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM NOVEMBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE THROUGH APRIL THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE;  AND
(IV)  WHO  WAS  HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE CIRCUM-
STANCES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. NOT MORE THAN ONE NEW YORK STATE VIETNAM
WAR SERVICE MEDAL SHALL BE AWARDED OR PRESENTED, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, TO ANY PERSON WHOSE ENTIRE SERVICE SUBSEQUENT  TO  THE
TIME  OF  THE  RECEIPT OF SUCH MEDAL SHALL NOT HAVE BEEN HONORABLE.  FOR
EACH SUCCEEDING STAR AS PROVIDED HEREIN, SUCH PERSON SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
TO  WEAR,  AS THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE STATE MAY DIRECT, A RIBBON WHOSE
COLOR AND DESIGN SHALL BE SELECTED BY THE DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL
AFFAIRS. IN THE EVENT OF THE DEATH OF ANY PERSON DURING OR SUBSEQUENT TO
THE RECEIPT OF SUCH CERTIFICATE IT SHALL BE PRESENTED TO SUCH  REPRESEN-
TATIVE  OF  THE  DECEASED AS MAY BE DESIGNATED. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE  DIVISION  OF  VETERANS'  AFFAIRS,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04383-01-7