Bill Text: NY A04598 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides for preferences under the affordable home ownership development program for service related disabled veterans.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to housing [A04598 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04598-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. HAWLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Housing
        AN  ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to prefer-
          ences under the affordable  home  ownership  development  program  for
          service related disabled veterans
          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  3  of  section  1112  of  the
     2  private  housing  finance  law, as amended by chapter 898 of the laws of
     3  1986, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Serve the lowest income households in the applicable region and is
     5  designed to continue to be affordable to such households for a  substan-
     6  tial  period of time[.] or serve households in which the home buyer is a
     7  service related disabled veteran.
     8    For purposes of this section, "service related disabled veteran" shall
     9  mean a person (i) who served in  the  active  military,  naval,  or  air
    10  service  during a time of war as defined in this paragraph, or who was a
    11  recipient of the armed forces expeditionary  medal,  navy  expeditionary
    12  medal,  marine  corps  expeditionary  medal,  or global war on terrorism
    13  expeditionary medal, and who was discharged or released therefrom  under
    14  honorable conditions, (ii) has been awarded a disability rating of forty
    15  percent  or higher from the federal veteran's administration or from the
    16  United States department of defense, where that disability was  incurred
    17  in  line  of duty in the active military, naval or air service, as docu-
    18  mented according to rules and regulations to be promulgated by the divi-
    19  sion.
    20    For the purposes of this section, "service during time of  war"  shall
    21  mean: (i) The individual in question was a recipient of the armed forces
    22  expeditionary  medal,  the  navy expeditionary medal or the marine corps
    23  expeditionary medal for participation in operations in Lebanon from June
    24  first, nineteen hundred eighty-three to December first, nineteen hundred
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 4598                             2
     1  eighty-seven, in Grenada from  October  twenty-third,  nineteen  hundred
     2  eighty-three to November twenty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-three, or
     3  in Panama from December twentieth, nineteen hundred eighty-nine to Janu-
     4  ary thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety, or;
     5    (ii)  The  individual served on active duty for ninety days or more in
     6  the armed forces of the United States during any one  of  the  following
     7  wars or hostilities:
     8    (1) in the Mexican border campaign from the ninth day of May, nineteen
     9  hundred  sixteen, to the fifth day of April, nineteen hundred seventeen,
    10  inclusive;
    11    (2) in World War I from the  sixth  day  of  April,  nineteen  hundred
    12  seventeen  to  the  eleventh day of November, nineteen hundred eighteen,
    13  inclusive;
    14    (3) in World War II from the seventh day of December, nineteen hundred
    15  forty-one to the thirty-first day of December, nineteen  hundred  forty-
    16  six, inclusive;
    17    (4)  in  the  Korean  hostilities from the twenty-seventh day of June,
    18  nineteen hundred fifty to the  thirty-first  day  of  January,  nineteen
    19  hundred fifty-five, inclusive;
    20    (5)  in  the  Vietnam conflict from the twenty-second day of December,
    21  nineteen hundred sixty-one to the seventh day of May,  nineteen  hundred
    22  seventy-five;
    23    (6)  in the Persian Gulf conflict from the second day of August, nine-
    24  teen hundred ninety to the end of such conflict.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    26  have become a law.