senate Bill S1231A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 04, 2022 amended on third reading 1231a
Apr 27, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2022 1st report cal.801
Jan 05, 2022 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 19, 2021 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.880
Jan 08, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Apr 25, 2022 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2022

May 3, 2021 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S1231
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

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S1231 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3477
2019-2020: S2145

S1231 - Summary

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran when such veteran has no next of kin or other person designated to provide for the disposition of his or her remains; provides process.

S1231 - Sponsor Memo

S1231 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1231
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, FELDER, HELMING -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
   ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general municipal law, in relation to directing
   counties and the city of New York to request a  congressionally  char-
   tered  veterans' organization to arrange for the funeral and burial of
   a deceased veteran who has no next of kin or other person to make such
   arrangements
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 1-a of section 148 of the
 general municipal law, as amended by chapter 29 of the laws of 2016,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a)  Notwithstanding  any other provision of this section, in the case
 of a veteran, as defined in  section  forty-two  hundred  three  of  the
 public  health law, who died in a county or the city of New York leaving
 no funds or insurance sufficient to pay funeral and burial  expenses  of
 such  veteran  and  such  veteran has no next of kin or person of record
 previously designated to control his or her final  disposition  pursuant
 to  section four thousand two hundred one of the public health law, such
 county or the city of New York [may]  SHALL  request  a  congressionally
 chartered  veterans'  organization  within the county or the city of New
 York where the decedent resided at the time  of  death,  to  engage  the
 services of a funeral firm to conduct the funeral and burial services.
   §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03124-01-1


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S1231A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §148, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3477
2019-2020: S2145

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs counties and the city of New York to contact a veterans' organization to provide for the disposition of the unclaimed remains of a deceased veteran when such veteran has no next of kin or other person designated to provide for the disposition of his or her remains; provides process.

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1231--A
     Cal. No. 801
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, FELDER, HELMING, JORDAN, WEIK --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee  on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs --
   recommitted to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and  Mili-
   tary  Affairs  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  directing
   counties  and  the city of New York to request a congressionally char-
   tered veterans' organization to arrange for the funeral and burial  of
   a deceased veteran who has no next of kin or other person to make such
   arrangements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1-a  of  section  148  of  the
 general  municipal law, as amended by chapter 29 of the laws of 2016, is
 amended and a new paragraph (f) is added to read as follows:
   (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, in  the  case
 of  a  veteran,  as  defined  in  section forty-two hundred three of the
 public health law, who died in a county or the city of New York  leaving
 no  funds  or insurance sufficient to pay funeral and burial expenses of
 such veteran and such veteran has no next of kin  or  person  of  record
 previously  designated  to control his or her final disposition pursuant
 to section four thousand two hundred one of the public health law,  such
 county  or  the  city  of New York [may] SHALL request a congressionally
 chartered veterans' organization within the county or the  city  of  New
 York  where  the  decedent  resided  at the time of death, to engage the
 services of a funeral firm to conduct the funeral and burial services.
   (F) (I) SUCH VETERANS' ORGANIZATION AND/OR THE FUNERAL FIRM ENGAGED TO
 PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES MAY MAKE APPLICATION TO THE DIVISION OF  VETERANS'
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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