Bill Text: NY A02799 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides for an increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 43-20)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-06-19 - substituted by s1124b [A02799 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A02799-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         2799--A
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. McDONALD, CRESPO, RAIA, STEC, STECK, LAWRENCE,
          GOTTFRIED, PAULIN,  GUNTHER,  CUSICK,  THIELE,  RA,  HAWLEY,  SKOUFIS,
          JENNE, CROUCH, BUTLER, COLTON, DiPIETRO, ORTIZ, GIGLIO, HUNTER, SANTA-
          BARBARA,   ABBATE,   D'URSO,  BLANKENBUSH,  JONES,  MORINELLO,  BLAKE,
          B. MILLER, BARNWELL, ENGLEBRIGHT,  MONTESANO,  SCHIMMINGER,  PICHARDO,
          NORRIS,   MOSLEY,   MURRAY,  DICKENS,  BRAUNSTEIN,  WALSH,  CASTORINA,
          BUCHWALD, COOK, ERRIGO, ARROYO, DenDEKKER, LAVINE, AUBRY,  HYNDMAN  --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BARCLAY, CARROLL, GALEF, HIKIND, HOOP-
          ER,  MAGEE,  McDONOUGH,  RAMOS, SIMON -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Veterans' Affairs --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
          Veterans'  Affairs  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, in relation to providing for an
          increase in the rates of compensation for gold star parents
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 367 of the execu-
     2  tive  law,  as  added  by chapter 399 of the laws of 2007, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    (a) A parent, identified in 10 USC 1126 as a gold star  parent,  of  a
     5  veteran  who heretofore has died or parent of a veteran dying hereafter,
     6  shall upon application to the state director, be paid an annual  annuity
     7  out of the treasury of the state for the sum of five hundred dollars for
     8  such  term as such parent shall be entitled thereto under the provisions
     9  of this article. [In no event shall such annual annuity  payment  exceed
    10  one  thousand  dollars per veteran.] Commencing in the year two thousand
    11  nineteen, the amount of any annuity payable under this section shall  be
    12  the  same  amount  as  the  annuity payable in the preceding year plus a
    13  percentage adjustment equal to the annual percentage increase,  if  any,
    14  for  compensation and pension benefits administered by the United States
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04045-06-8

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     1  department of veterans' affairs in the previous  year.  Such  percentage
     2  increase  shall  be  rounded  up  to  the  next highest one-tenth of one
     3  percent and shall not be less  than  one  percent  nor  more  than  four
     4  percent.  The  director  of  veterans'  affairs, not later than February
     5  first of each  year, shall publish by any  reasonable  means,  including
     6  but  not limited to posting on the division's website, the amount of the
     7  annuity as adjusted payable under this section. The  term  "parent"  for
     8  the  purposes of this section includes mother, father, stepmother, step-
     9  father, mother through adoption and father through adoption.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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