senate Bill S2668

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 28, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S2668 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7186
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §247, Mil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8334
2015-2016: S1382, A3123
2017-2018: S199, A8531

S2668 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2668

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JORDAN -- 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 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-d to read as follows:
  1-D.  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.

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