Bill Text: NY A01804 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the veterans health care information program to provide information concerning health issues to veteran's children; requires the department of corrections and community supervision to maintain records regarding the military background of certain individuals under its jurisdiction.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - substituted by s2377 [A01804 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01804-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. LAVINE, LUPARDO, JAFFEE, BARRETT, COOK, OTIS,
          PERRY, HUNTER, COLTON, MOSLEY, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
          read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security
          and Military Affairs
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing certain
          benefits to veterans; and to amend the correction law, in relation  to
          requiring certain reports relating to veterans
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 3803 of the public health law, as
     2  amended by chapter 743 of the laws  of  2006,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  There  is hereby created within the department the veterans health
     5  care information program (referred to in this section as the "program"),
     6  which shall provide information on health issues associated  with  mili-
     7  tary duty, including but not limited to Agent Orange, spina bifida, Gulf
     8  War  Syndromes,  toxic  materials  or  harmful  physical agents such as,
     9  depleted uranium, and hepatitis C,  and  specific  mental  and  physical
    10  health  issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain
    11  injury and other brain-related injuries, for veterans,  their  surviving
    12  spouses, children of veterans and health care providers.
    13    §  2. Subdivision 1 of section 29 of the correction law, as amended by
    14  section 12 of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011,  is
    15  amended to read as follows:
    16    1.  The  department  shall  continue to collect, maintain, and analyze
    17  statistical and other information  and  data  with  respect  to  persons
    18  subject to the jurisdiction of the department, including but not limited
    19  to: (a) the number of such persons: placed in the custody of the depart-
    20  ment,  assigned  to  a  specific  department program, accorded community
    21  supervision and declared delinquent, recommitted to a state correctional
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  institution upon revocation of community supervision, or discharged upon
     2  maximum expiration  of  sentence;  (b)  the  criminal  history  of  such
     3  persons;  (c)  the  social, educational, and vocational circumstances of
     4  any such persons; [and,] (d) the institutional and community supervision
     5  programs  and  the behavior of such persons; and, (e) the military back-
     6  ground and circumstances, if such person served  in  the  United  States
     7  armed  forces.  Provided, however, in the event any statistical informa-
     8  tion on the ethnic background of the inmate population of a correctional
     9  facility or facilities is collected by the department, such  statistical
    10  information  shall  contain, but not be limited to, the following ethnic
    11  categories: (i) Caucasian;  (ii)  Asian;  (iii)  American  Indian;  (iv)
    12  Afro-American/Black;  and  (v)  Spanish speaking/Hispanic which category
    13  shall include, but  not  be  limited  to,  the  following  subcategories
    14  consisting  of:  (1)  Puerto Ricans; (2) Cubans; (3) Dominicans; and (4)
    15  other Hispanic nationalities.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately the  addition,  amend-
    18  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    19  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on or
    20  before such date.