senate Bill S6159

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Redefines the term veteran

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.474
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
passed senate
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

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S6159
15
6
committee
15
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 14, 2020 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S6159
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Jun 13, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S6159
12
4
committee
12
Aye
4
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2019 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S6159
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

aye wr (3)

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S6159 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 357, 358, 364, 366, 369-b & 369-h, Exec L

S6159 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Redefines the term "veteran".

S6159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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