senate Bill S45B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to discharged LGBT veterans

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 45b
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1020
May 20, 2019 print number 45a
May 20, 2019 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 09, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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

S45A
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Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

aye wr (1)

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S45 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8097
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6087
2017-2018: S51

S45 (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.

S45 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S45 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   45

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, GIANARIS, KRUEGER, MAYER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
  Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the "New York
  State Restoration of Honor Act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
State Restoration of Honor Act".
  § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 17-C to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 17-C
                 NEW YORK STATE RESTORATION OF HONOR ACT
SECTION 369-L. DEFINITIONS.
        369-M. ELIGIBILITY  OF  DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS FOR STATE BENE-
               FITS.
        369-N. ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS.
        369-O. COOPERATION AND FACILITIES OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
  § 369-L. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "DIVISION" MEANS THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
  2. "STATE DIRECTOR" MEANS THE NEW YORK  STATE  DIRECTOR  OF  VETERANS'
AFFAIRS.
  3.  "VETERAN"  MEANS  A  RESIDENT  OF THIS STATE WHO HAS SERVED IN THE
ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING  A  WAR  IN
WHICH  THE  UNITED  STATES  ENGAGED  AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH
SERVICE.
  4. "DISCHARGED LGBT VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A VETERAN WHO  WAS  DISCHARGED
LESS  THAN  HONORABLY FROM MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL
ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION,  OR  STATEMENTS,  CONSENSUAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S45A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8097
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6087
2017-2018: S51

S45A (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.

S45A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S45A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  45--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, GIANARIS, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MAYER,
  MONTGOMERY, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Veterans,
  Homeland Security and Military Affairs -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the "New York
  State Restoration of Honor Act"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
State Restoration of Honor Act".
  § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 17-C to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 17-C
                 NEW YORK STATE RESTORATION OF HONOR ACT
SECTION 369-L. DEFINITIONS.
        369-M. ELIGIBILITY OF DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS FOR  STATE  BENE-
               FITS.
        369-N. ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR DISCHARGED LGBT VETERANS.
        369-O. COOPERATION AND FACILITIES OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
  § 369-L. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "DIVISION" MEANS THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' SERVICES.
  2.  "STATE  DIRECTOR"  MEANS  THE NEW YORK STATE DIRECTOR OF VETERANS'
SERVICES.
  3. "VETERAN" MEANS A VETERAN AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY
OF THIS CHAPTER.
  4. "DISCHARGED LGBT VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A VETERAN WHO  WAS  DISCHARGED
LESS  THAN  HONORABLY FROM MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL
ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION,  OR  STATEMENTS,  CONSENSUAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S45B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8097
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6087
2017-2018: S51

S45B (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.

S45B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S45B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  45--B
    Cal. No. 1020

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, GIANARIS, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MAYER,
  MONTGOMERY, RIVERA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
  ans,  Homeland  Security and Military Affairs -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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