Bill Text: NY A05660 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the performance of a study regarding homeless persons who are veterans in the state of New York.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 44-9)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - reported [A05660 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05660-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5660
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, ABBATE, BARRETT, BICHOTTE, BLAKE, CAHILL,
          COLTON, COOK,  CUSICK,  DILAN,  DiPIETRO,  FAHY,  FITZPATRICK,  GALEF,
          GUNTHER,  HEVESI,  HUNTER, HYNDMAN, JAFFEE, JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, McDO-
          NOUGH, M. G. MILLER, MONTESANO, MOSLEY,  OTIS,  PERRY,  PICHARDO,  RA,
          RAIA,  RYAN,  SANTABARBARA,  SIMON,  STECK, STIRPE, WALKER, ZEBROWSKI,
          PEOPLES-STOKES, D'URSO, PHEFFER AMATO, WALLACE, STERN  --  Multi-Spon-
          sored  by  -- M. of A. ARROYO, BRAUNSTEIN, CROUCH, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK,
          GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, PALMESANO, SOLAGES -- read once  and  referred  to
          the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
        AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to the performance of a
          study regarding homeless persons who are veterans in the state of  New
          York
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
     3    6-a. To conduct a study, in consultation with the office of  temporary
     4  and  disability  assistance, department of labor, and office of children
     5  and family services to determine the number of homeless persons  in  New
     6  York  state  that  are  veterans.  Such  study shall include, but not be
     7  limited to: (a) an analysis of  veterans  in  New  York  state  who  are
     8  currently  homeless,  or  have  been homeless within five years of being
     9  released from active duty including an analysis of gender as it  relates
    10  to homelessness of veterans; (b) data on the number of children of home-
    11  less  veterans,  including  the  current placement of such children; (c)
    12  cases of military sexual trauma experienced by homeless  veterans  while
    13  on active duty or during military training, including a breakdown of the
    14  collected  data  based  upon the gender of the victim; and (d) the unem-
    15  ployment rate for New York state veterans. The term "children  of  home-
    16  less veterans" shall mean a person who is unmarried and who is under the
    17  age of eighteen years, and is the biological or legally adopted child of
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01008-01-9

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     1  a  veteran.  A  written  report  of such study shall be delivered to the
     2  governor, the speaker of the assembly and the temporary president of the
     3  senate by June thirtieth,  two  thousand  twenty  and  such  information
     4  required  pursuant to this subdivision shall be updated every two years.
     5  Such report shall be publicly available and posted on  the  division  of
     6  veterans affairs website.
     7    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     8  have become a law.
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