senate Bill S6433

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a veterans' clearinghouse for purposes of identifying veterans eligible for benefits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Apr 28, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S6433 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4846
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §355-a, amd §354-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8877
2013-2014: A5085
2015-2016: A3907
2017-2018: A6430
2019-2020: A4395

S6433 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a veterans' clearinghouse for purposes of identifying veterans eligible for benefits; requires the division of veterans' affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the US department of veterans' affairs that allows sharing of information; requires entities of the state and political subdivisions thereof to report information regarding veterans receiving aid to the clearinghouse; provides that such entities make such reports on a quarterly basis (view more) provides that disclosure of any information held by the clearinghouse comply with article 6-A of the public officers law; provides that collection and maintenance of such information comply with HIPAA; provides that the director of veterans' affairs shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the clearinghouse.

S6433 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6433 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6433
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 creating  a  veterans'
   clearinghouse  for purposes of identifying veterans eligible for bene-
   fits

   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 355-a
 to read as follows:
   §  355-A.  VETERANS' CLEARINGHOUSE. 1. THE DIVISION IS HEREBY DIRECTED
 TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A CENTRALIZED DATABASE, TO BE KNOWN AS THE VETER-
 ANS' CLEARINGHOUSE, WHICH SHALL  COLLECT  INFORMATION  RELATING  TO  THE
 IDENTIFICATION OF VETERANS RESIDING IN THE STATE AND THE STATE OR FEDER-
 AL BENEFITS RECEIVED OR AVAILABLE TO VETERANS SO IDENTIFIED.
   2.  THE  DIVISION  SHALL ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH
 THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS THAT  ALLOWS  FOR  THE
 SHARING OF INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF VETERANS RESID-
 ING  IN  THE  STATE  WHO ARE RECEIVING OR ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL VETERANS'
 BENEFITS.
   3. ALL DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, BUREAUS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND  AGEN-
 CIES  OF  THE  STATE  AND  POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF, WHICH PROVIDE
 ASSISTANCE OR OTHER BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS, WHEN THE PROVISION OF  SUCH
 ASSISTANCE  OR  BENEFITS IS RELATED TO THE RECIPIENT'S VETERAN STATUS OR
 MILITARY EXPERIENCES, SHALL REQUEST THAT SUCH ASSISTED  PERSONS  PROVIDE
 INFORMATION WITH REGARD TO THEIR VETERAN STATUS AND MILITARY EXPERIENCES
 AND  SHALL  REPORT SUCH INFORMATION TO THE DIVISION FOR INCLUSION IN THE
 VETERANS' CLEARINGHOUSE. SUCH  INFORMATION  SHARING  SHALL  BE  FOR  THE
 PURPOSES OF ALLOWING THE DIVISION TO (A) EXAMINE WHETHER ANY SUCH VETER-
 ANS  ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL OR STATE BENEFITS, AND (B) FORMULATE POLI-
 CIES THAT ASSIST SUCH VETERANS IN OBTAINING SUCH  BENEFITS.  INDIVIDUALS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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