Bill Text: NY A08096 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Adds the process of submitting an application for a discharge upgrade to the discharge upgrade advisory board to the powers and duties of local veterans' service agencies.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A08096 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08096-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 31, 2019

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Veterans' Affairs

        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and  duties
          of local veterans' service agencies

          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  358  of  the  executive  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  106  of  the  laws  of 2003, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1. A local veterans' service agency shall have power under the  direc-
     5  tion  of the state veterans' service agency, and it shall be its duty to
     6  inform military and naval authorities of the United  States  and  assist
     7  members  of  the  armed  forces  and veterans, who are residents of this
     8  state, and their families, in relation  to  (1)  matters  pertaining  to
     9  educational training and retraining services and facilities, (2) health,
    10  medical  and  rehabilitation  services and facilities, (3) provisions of
    11  federal, state and local laws and regulations affording  special  rights
    12  and privileges to members of the armed forces and war veterans and their
    13  families, (4) employment and re-employment services, [and] (5) the proc-
    14  ess  of  submitting  an  application  for  a  discharge  upgrade  to the
    15  discharge upgrade advisory board, and  (6)  other  matters  of  similar,
    16  related  or  appropriate  nature. The local veterans' service agency may
    17  also assist families of members of the reserve components of  the  armed
    18  forces and the organized militia ordered into active duty to ensure that
    19  they  are made aware of and are receiving all appropriate support avail-
    20  able to them and are placed in contact with the agencies responsible for
    21  such support, including, but not limited to, the  division  of  military
    22  and  naval  affairs  and  other state agencies responsible for providing
    23  such support. The local veterans' service agency also shall perform such
    24  other duties as may be assigned by the state director.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    26  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.