assembly Bill A4999

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "New York's Own combat veterans healthcare choice program act" to establish tax free savings accounts to pay the healthcare costs of certain combat veterans until covered by the federal governmen

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to veterans' affairs
Feb 10, 2021 referred to veterans' affairs

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A4999 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4713
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add §216-a, Art 14 §§400 - 405, Mil L; add §82-a, St Fin L; amd §5205, CPLR; amd §§612 & 658, Tax L; amd §190, Exec L

A4999 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "New York's Own combat veterans healthcare choice program act" to establish tax free savings accounts to pay the healthcare costs of combat veterans on active duty during Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom, until covered by the federal government; directs the division of military and naval affairs to establish a registry of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans.

A4999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4999
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ASHBY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Veterans' Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the military law, the state finance law, the civil prac-
   tice law and rules, the tax law and the executive law, in relation  to
   establishing  the  "New  York's  Own combat veterans healthcare choice
   program act"

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "New York's Own combat veterans healthcare choice program act".
   § 2. The military law is amended by adding a new section 216-a to read
 as follows:
   § 216-A. MEDICAL CARE WHEN INJURED OR DISABLED IN COMBAT ZONE.  1. ANY
 NEW YORK RESIDENT MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZED MILITIA  WHO  SHALL,  WHEN  ON
 ACTIVE  DUTY IN A COMBAT ZONE, DESIGNATED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
 STATES DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM OR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, FOR
 THREE HUNDRED SIXTY DAYS OR MORE ON ORDERS ISSUED BY THE  GOVERNOR,  THE
 COMMANDING  GENERAL  OF THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, THE COMMANDING
 OFFICER OF THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD OR THE COMMANDING OFFICER  OF
 THE NAVAL MILITIA, RECEIVE ANY WOUND OR INJURY, OR INCUR OR CONTRACT ANY
 DISABILITY  OR  DISEASE,  BY  REASON  OF SUCH DUTY, OR WHO SHALL WITHOUT
 FAULT OR NEGLECT ON HIS  OR  HER  PART  BE  WOUNDED  OR  DISABLED  WHILE
 PERFORMING  ANY LAWFULLY ORDERED DUTY WHILE IN SUCH A COMBAT ZONE, WHICH
 SHALL INCAPACITATE HIM OR HER, AND WHO IS UNABLE TO  RECEIVE  TIMELY  OR
 ADEQUATE  HEALTHCARE  SERVICES  FROM  THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
 AFFAIRS WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF MAKING APPLICATION FOR SUCH SERVICES SHALL
 RECEIVE THE PAYMENT INTO SUCH SERVICE MEMBER'S NEW YORK COMBAT  VETERANS
 HEALTHCARE  CHOICE  ACCOUNT  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF
 THIS CHAPTER FOR CARE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT  IF  AUTHORITY  THEREFOR  IS
 GRANTED  BY  THE  ADJUTANT  GENERAL, EXPENSES FOR SUCH  CARE AND MEDICAL
 ATTENDANCE AS ARE NECESSARY FOR THE APPROPRIATE TREATMENT OF THE  WOUND,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.