|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2020||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 13, 2019||referred to veterans' affairs|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1360
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 30, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|May 20, 2019||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S6159
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6159 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§350, 357, 358, 364, 366, 369-b & 369-h, Exec L
S6159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6159 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to redefining the term "veteran" PURPOSE: To update the definition of "veteran" to comport with the definition of "veteran" in federal law, and to bring New York State's existing deliv- ery of programs and services for Veterans and their family members into conformity with federal law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Exec. Law § 350(3) to update the definition of veteran. Section 2 renumbers various subdivisions of Exec. Law § 350.
S6159 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6159 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 20, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- (at request of the Division of Veterans Affairs) -- 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 redefining the term "veteran" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 350 of the executive law is amended to read as follows: 3. The term "veteran" means a person[, male or female, 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 otherwise than by dishonorable discharge, or who has been furloughed to the reserve] WHO HAS SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR SERVICE IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, AIR NATIONAL GUARD, COMMISSIONED OFFICER IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION OR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SERVICES ADMIN- ISTRATION, CADET AT A UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES SERVICE ACADEMY OR PROVISIONS UNDER 38 U.S.C. § 106, AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS. § 2. Subdivisions 4, 5, 6 and 7 of section 350 of the executive law are renumbered subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9. § 3. Section 350 of the executive law is amended by adding three new subdivisions 4, 5 and 10 to read as follows: 4. THE TERM "COMBAT VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON WHO HAS SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY TITLE 10 U.S.C. SERVICE, "OTHER THAN ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING," DURING A PERIOD OF WAR AS DEFINED BY 38 C.F.R. § 3.2 AND IS IN RECEIPT OF A COMBAT IDENTIFICATION BADGE, OR A MEDAL OR RIBBON IDENTIFYING PARTICIPATION IN COMBAT OPERATIONS, OR QUALIFYING SERVICE IN LEBANON, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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