assembly Bill A8097

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to discharged LGBT veterans

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 12, 2019 signed chap.490
Nov 08, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.305
substituted for a8097
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by s45b
Jun 14, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.305
rules report cal.305
reported
Jun 12, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 31, 2019 referred to veterans' affairs

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May 30, 2019 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

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A8097 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S45
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6087
2017-2018: S51

A8097 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discharged LGBT veterans; defines "LGBT veteran" and "qualifying condition"; adds veterans who have qualifying conditions or who are discharged as an LGBT veteran to certain provisions that apply to veterans who have been honorably discharged or released from military service.

A8097 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8097

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Veterans' Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil  service  law,  the  county
  law,  the  economic  development  law, the education law, the election
  law, the general construction law,  the  general  municipal  law,  the
  military  law, the correction law, the environmental conservation law,
  the general business law, the highway  law,  the  insurance  law,  the
  judiciary law, the private housing finance law, the public health law,
  the public housing law, the public officers law, the real property tax
  law,  the  social services law, the tax law, the town law, the vehicle
  and traffic law, and the workers' compensation  law,  in  relation  to
  veterans with qualifying conditions and discharged LGBT veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 350 of the executive law is amended by  adding  two
new subdivisions 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  8. THE TERM "QUALIFYING CONDITION" MEANS A DIAGNOSIS OF POST-TRAUMATIC
STRESS  DISORDER  OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY MADE BY, OR AN EXPERIENCE OF
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA, AS DESCRIBED IN 38 USC 1720D,  AS  AMENDED  FROM
TIME  TO  TIME,  DISCLOSED  TO, AN INDIVIDUAL LICENSED TO PROVIDE HEALTH
CARE SERVICES AT A UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS  FACILI-
TY.  THE DIVISION SHALL DEVELOP A STANDARDIZED FORM USED TO CONFIRM THAT
THE VETERAN HAS A QUALIFYING CONDITION UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
  9.  THE  TERM  "DISCHARGED  LGBT  VETERAN"  MEANS  A  VETERAN  WHO WAS
DISCHARGED LESS THAN HONORABLY FROM MILITARY OR  NAVAL  SERVICE  DUE  TO
THEIR  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  OR  GENDER  IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, AS THOSE
TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER,  OR
STATEMENTS,  CONSENSUAL  SEXUAL  CONDUCT, OR CONSENSUAL ACTS RELATING TO
SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, OR THE DISCLOSURE  OF
SUCH  STATEMENTS, CONDUCT, OR ACTS, THAT WERE PROHIBITED BY THE MILITARY
OR NAVAL SERVICE AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE. THE DIVISION SHALL  ESTABLISH

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