Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 05, 2023||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7544
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7544 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7544 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7544 SPONSOR: SCARCELLA-SPANTON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the veterans' services law, in relation to requiring all state agencies to appoint veterans' liaisons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This purpose of this bill is to require each state agency to designate at least one employee within such agency as a veterans' liaison. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new Section 29-b to the Veterans' Services Law. Section 2: Amends Subdivision 37 of Section 4 of the Veterans' Service Law Section. 3: Effective date
2023-S7544 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7544 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 5, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SCARCELLA-SPANTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the veterans' services law, in relation to requiring all state agencies to appoint veterans' liaisons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The veterans' services law is amended by adding a new section 29-b to read as follows: § 29-B. VETERANS' LIAISONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE TERM "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COUNCIL OR COMMITTEE WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. 2. EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL DESIGNATE AT LEAST ONE EMPLOYEE TO ACT AS A LIAISON WITH VETERANS WITHIN SUCH AGENCY OR SERVED BY SUCH AGENCY. SUCH LIAISON SHALL BE FUNDED FROM EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS IN EACH AGENCY. UPON DESIGNATING A VETERANS' LIAISON, WHICH SHALL BE DONE WITHIN NINETY DAYS, ALL STATE AGENCIES SHALL INFORM THE DEPARTMENT IN A FORM AND MANNER TO BE PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT. AN EMPLOYEE DESIGNATED TO ACT AS A VETERANS' LIAISON MUST FIRST COMPLETE AN INITIAL TRAINING PROVIDED BY APPROPRIATE STAFF DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE ASSUMING THE DUTIES OF A VETERANS' LIAISON. THEREAFTER ALL VETERANS' LIAISONS SHALL ANNUALLY RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL TRAININGS PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT. A STATE AGENCY MAY ALSO, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT, PRESCRIBE SUCH ADDITIONAL TRAININGS FOR ITS VETERANS' LIAISONS AS IT DEEMS NECES- SARY AND RELEVANT TO ASSISTING VETERANS EMPLOYED OR SERVED BY THE AGEN- CY. 3. EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF ITS CURRENT VETERANS' LIAISONS ON ITS WEBSITE AND A LIST- ING OF ALL STATE AGENCY VETERANS' LIAISONS SHALL BE MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND UPDATED AT LEAST ANNUALLY ON ITS WEBSITE. 4. THE DUTIES OF A VETERANS' LIAISON MAY INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) PROVIDING INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS REGARDING BENE- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10588-03-3
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