senate Bill S2977

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain questions regarding veterans on intake forms for admission and residency

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 11, 2021 approval memo.39
signed chap.609
Nov 10, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.336
substituted for a6100a
Jun 01, 2021 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 2977a
Apr 21, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 19, 2021 1st report cal.682
Jan 26, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Apr 19, 2021 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2977
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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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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Apr 19, 2021

aye wr (1)

S2977 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7042

S2977 - Summary

Relates to certain questions regarding veterans on intake forms for admission and residency.

S2977 - Sponsor Memo

S2977 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2977
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
   ty and Military Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law,  in  relation  to  certain  questions
   regarding veterans on intake forms for admission and residency

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  368-a
 to read as follows:
   § 368-A. INTAKE FORMS FOR ADMISSION AND RESIDENCY. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING
 ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  THE  DIVISION,  IN COOPERATION WITH THE
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE,
 THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND  ANY  OTHER  STATE  DEPARTMENT,  OFFICE,
 DIVISION  OR AGENCY THE DIVISION DEEMS NECESSARY, SHALL REQUIRE THAT ALL
 INTAKE FORMS FOR ADMISSION OR RESIDENCY TO ANY HOSPITAL,  NURSING  HOME,
 ASSISTED  LIVING  FACILITY  OR HOMELESS SHELTER THAT REQUIRE INFORMATION
 REGARDING AN APPLICANT'S MILITARY STATUS STATE THE  QUESTION  TO  OBTAIN
 SUCH  INFORMATION  IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: "HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE
 MILITARY?".  IN ADDITION, THE DIVISION, IN COOPERATION WITH SUCH DEPART-
 MENTS, OFFICES, DIVISIONS OR AGENCIES, SHALL NO LONGER USE THE FOLLOWING
 LANGUAGE, OR ANY LANGUAGE SIMILAR THERETO: "ARE YOU A VETERAN?".
   2. THE STATE DIRECTOR IS AUTHORIZED  TO  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGU-
 LATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
 completed on or before such date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01922-01-1

S2977A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §368-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7042

S2977A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to certain questions regarding veterans on intake forms for admission and residency.

S2977A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2977A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2977--A
     Cal. No. 682
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
   ty and Military Affairs -- 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 and the public health law, in relation
   to  certain questions regarding veterans on intake forms for admission
   and residency
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 368-a
 to read as follows:
   § 368-A. INTAKE FORMS FOR ADMISSION AND RESIDENCY. 1. THE DIVISION, IN
 COOPERATION WITH THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE,  THE
 OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ANY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, DIVISION
 OR  AGENCY  THE  DIVISION DEEMS NECESSARY, SHALL REQUIRE THAT ALL INTAKE
 FORMS FOR ADMISSION OR RESIDENCY TO ANY HOMELESS SHELTER  SHALL  ASK  AN
 APPLICANT  ON  THEIR  INTAKE FORMS:   "HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILI-
 TARY?".  SUCH HOMELESS SHELTER SHALL IN WRITING ADVISE  ALL  INDIVIDUALS
 IDENTIFYING  THEMSELVES  AS  HAVING SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY
 THAT THE DIVISION OF VETERANS'  SERVICES  AND  LOCAL  VETERANS'  SERVICE
 AGENCIES  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN OF
 THIS ARTICLE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS REGARDING BENEFITS AVAILABLE
 UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW. SUCH WRITTEN INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE  THE
 NAME,  ADDRESS  AND  TELEPHONE  NUMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF
 VETERANS' SERVICES, THE NEAREST DIVISION OF VETERANS'  SERVICES  OFFICE,
 THE  NEAREST  COUNTY  OR  CITY  VETERANS' SERVICE AGENCY AND THE NEAREST
 ACCREDITED VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER. EVERY HOMELESS SHELTER,  WITH  THE
 PERMISSION OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S IDENTIFYING THEMSELF AS A VETERAN, SHALL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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