Relates to the dates of hostilities participated in by the military forces of the United States in Lebanon.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to military service credit
PURPOSE: To make New York's dates for authorized action in Lebanon match the federal government's start date for purposes of pension credit.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends § 1000 of the Retirement and Social Security Law to make August 20, 1982, the state-recognized beginning date for authorized actions in Lebanon. Section two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: New York State Retirement and Social Security Law recognizes June 1, 1983, as the beginning of the military conflict in Lebanon. However, the Secretary of the Navy, in the Navy and Marine Corps A wards Manual, advises that authorized operations for which personnel can receive the Navy Expeditionary Medal began August 20, 1982, nearly a year before New York will give our veterans credit for. This legislation is necessary to correct this error.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010-2011: A.4058 2009-2010: A.352 2007-2008: A.11362
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6012 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to military service credit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 1000 of the retirement and social security law, as added by chapter 548 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: (a) hostilities participated in by the military forces of the United States in Lebanon, from the
[first]TWENTIETH day of [June]AUGUST, nineteen hundred [eighty-three]EIGHTY-TWO to the first day of December, nineteen hundred eighty-seven, as established by receipt of the armed forces expeditionary medal, the navy expeditionary medal, or the marine corps expeditionary medal; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03165-01-1