Bill S4568-2011

Amends the requirement for the service of the commander of the Air National Guard

Amends the requirement for the service of the commander of the Air National Guard.

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Actions

  • Jun 19, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A10511
  • Jun 19, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1353
  • Jun 19, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.866
  • Apr 12, 2011: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - May 24, 2011
Ayes (13): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Carlucci, Klein, Savino
Ayes W/R (1): Stewart-Cousins
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:S4568

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the military law, in relation to the appointment of the commander of the New York air national guard

PURPOSE OF BILL:

This bill would broaden the eligibility for appointment as commander of the New York Air National Guard.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Military Law § 40(3) by deleting the words "as a pilot of service types of aircraft."

Section 2 of the bill would make it effective immediately.

EXISTING LAW:

Military Law § 40(3) provides that the New York Air National Guard shall be commanded by a general officer who shall be federally recognized or qualified for federal recognition in a grade not below that of brigadier general and who has received an aeronautical rating as a pilot of service types of aircraft.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

On May 25, 2009, this proposal passed the Assembly (A.10792) by a vote of 140-3, and was delivered to the Senate where it was referred to the Senate Committee on Investigations and Governmental Operations but not reported out of that Senate Committee before the end of the 2010 Legislative Session.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT:

This bill would delete the requirement that the commander of the New York Air National Guard be a pilot of service types of aircraft (e.g., fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters) flown by the Air National Guard. It would broaden eligibility for appointment as commander to include any officer who is federally recognized or qualified for federal recognition in a grade not below that of brigadier general and who is authorized to wear a U.S. Air Force (USAF) aeronautical badge ("wings") for any aeronautical rating (e.g., pilot, navigator or air battle manager) awarded after successful completion of a USAF military aeronautical training program. Enactment of this legislation would give the Governor more flexibility in making an appointment, and a larger pool of qualified, aeronautically rated officers from which to select.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This bill would take effect immediately upon enactment.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4568 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 12, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- (at request of the Division of Military & Naval Affairs) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Mili- tary Affairs AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to the appointment of the commander of the New York air national guard THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 40 of the military law, as amended by chapter 731 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows: 3. The New York air national guard shall be commanded by a general officer who shall be federally recognized or qualified for federal recognition in a grade not below that of brigadier general, and who has received an aeronautical rating [as a pilot of service types of aircraft]. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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