Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 16, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8792
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8792 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8792 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8792 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, the military law and the civil rights law, in relation to certificates of honorable separation from or service in the armed forces of the United States PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that local veterans' service agen- cies are notified upon the return home of service men and women in order to facilitate a better connection to services available to veterans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends 353 of the executive law, by addsing a new subdivision 26 which provides that a certificate of release or discharge from active duty which was issued by the United States government and delivered to the division, shall be forwarded to the appropriate local veterans'
2019-S8792 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8792 I N S E N A T E July 16, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, the military law and the civil rights law, in relation to certificates of honorable separation from or service in the armed forces of the United States THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 24 of section 353 of the executive law, as added by chapters 481 and 571 of the laws of 2019, are renumbered subdi- visions 25 and 26 and a new subdivision 27 is added to read as follows: 27. A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY WHICH WAS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND DELIVERED TO THE DIVISION, SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL VETERANS' SERVICE AGENCY, BASED UPON THE MAILING ADDRESS AFTER SEPARATION NOTED ON SUCH CERTIF- ICATE, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF RECEIPT. SUCH TRANSMISSION MAY BE MADE ELEC- TRONICALLY. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH CERTIFICATES SHALL BE PROTECTED AS PERSONAL CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION UNDER ARTICLE SIX-A OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW AGAINST DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL, AND USED ONLY FOR INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE WITH REGARDS TO STATE BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW. § 2. Section 250 of the military law, as amended by chapter 298 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: § 250. Recording certificates of honorable discharge. Any certificate issued after April sixth, nineteen hundred seventeen, of the honorable separation from or service in the armed forces of the United States of any veteran, may be recorded in any one county, in the office of the county clerk, and when so recorded shall constitute notice to all public officials of the facts set forth therein. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to record the certificate upon presentation thereof without the payment of any fee. For any purpose for which the original certif- icate may be required in the state of New York, a certified copy of the record shall be deemed sufficient and shall be accepted in lieu thereof. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, it shall be the duty of the county clerk of each county, to furnish without charge to any EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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