|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 28, 2021||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S6433
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6433 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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:
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
BILL NUMBER: S6433 SPONSOR: RITCHIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to creating a veterans' clearinghouse for purposes of identifying veterans eligible for benefits PURPOSE: To create a veterans' clearinghouse for the purpose of identifying veterans who are eligible for benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the executive law to direct the division of veterans affairs to create and maintain a centralized database or clearinghouse to collect information relating to the identification of veterans resid- ing within the state, and the state or federal benefits received or available to them.
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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