Bill S3581-2011

Increases the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies

Increases the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies for the cost of maintenance and operation of such agencies.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • May 24, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 25, 2011: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - May 24, 2011
Ayes (14): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (14): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3581

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to increasing the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies for the cost and maintenance of such agencies

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation seeks to provide appropriate State financial support to veterans' service agencies.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 359 of the executive law as amended by chapter 196 of the laws of 2009, to increase the amount of state moneys available to each county veterans service agency to an amount equal to 75% of its expenditures for maintenance and operation approved by the State director.

Section 2: Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION: As more veterans are returning home from the War on Terror, the services provided by county veterans service agencies is in increasing demand. Therefore, it is appropriate to increase the amount of State support available to local veterans service agencies that are providing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5515 of 2007: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on April 1, 2013.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3581 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 25, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 increasing the amount of reimbursement the division of veterans' affairs shall pay to local veterans' service agencies for the cost and maintenance of such agen- cies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 359 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 196 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. A local director shall designate the location of the local and branch offices of the local veterans' service agency within his juris- diction, which offices shall be open during convenient hours. The cost of maintenance and operation of a county veterans' service agency shall be a county charge and the cost of maintenance and operation of a city veterans' service agency shall be a city charge, excepting that the state director with the approval of the veterans' affairs commission shall allot and pay, from state moneys made available to him for such purposes, to each county veterans' service agency and each city veter- ans' service agency, an amount equal to [fifty] SEVENTY-FIVE per centum of its expenditures for maintenance and operation approved by the state director, provided that in no event shall the amount allotted and paid for such approved expenditures incurred in any given year exceed (1) in the case of any county veterans' service agency in a county having a population of not more than one hundred thousand or in the case of any city veterans' service agency in a city having a population of not more than one hundred thousand, the sum of [ten] THIRTY-FIVE thousand dollars, nor (2) in the case of any county veterans' service agency in a county having a population in excess of one hundred thousand excluding
the population of any city therein which has a city veterans' service agency, the sum of [ten] THIRTY-FIVE thousand dollars, and, in addition thereto, the sum of [five] SEVEN thousand dollars for each one hundred thousand, or major portion thereof, of the population of the county in excess of one hundred thousand excluding the population of any city therein which has a city veterans' service agency, nor (3) in the case of any city veterans' service agency in a city having a population in excess of one hundred thousand, the sum of [ten] THIRTY-FIVE thousand dollars, and, in addition thereto, the sum of [five] SEVEN thousand dollars for each one hundred thousand, or major portion thereof, of the population of the city in excess of one hundred thousand. Such popu- lation shall be certified in the same manner as provided by section fifty-four of the state finance law. S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2013.

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