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A05373 Summary:

BILL NOA05373
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORDiPietro
 
COSPNSRLalor, Raia, Giglio, Crouch, Kolb, Montesano, Graf, Curran, Hawley, McDonough, Ra, Brabenec, Pichardo
 
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Garbarino, McLaughlin, Oaks
 
Amd 247, Mil L
 
Provides for the "Campaign Medal for Service" to be awarded to those who have provided military service in Afghanistan.
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A05373 Actions:

BILL NOA05373
 
02/08/2017referred to veterans' affairs
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A05373 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5373
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 8, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DiPIETRO, LALOR, RAIA, GIGLIO, CROUCH, KOLB,
          MONTESANO, GRAF, CURRAN, HAWLEY, McDONOUGH, RA, BRABENEC, PICHARDO  --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, GARBARINO, McLAUGHLIN, OAKS --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  military  law, in relation to providing for the
          "Campaign Medal for Service" to be granted to those who provided mili-
          tary service in Afghanistan
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 247 of the military law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 1-c to read as follows:
     3    1-c. The governor is hereby authorized to present in the name  of  the
     4  legislature of the state of New York, a military decoration, to be known
     5  as  the  "Campaign  Medal  for Service", bearing a suitable inscription,
     6  device, and ribbon, all of which shall be of  suitable  design,  to  any
     7  person  (i)  who is a citizen of the state of New York or (ii) who was a
     8  citizen of the state of New York while serving in the  armed  forces  of
     9  the  United  States,  and  who, while serving in the United States Armed
    10  Forces, defined as army, air force, navy, marine corps, or coast  guard,
    11  served  in  active duty in Afghanistan. Not more than one campaign medal
    12  for service shall be issued to any one person; nor shall any citation be
    13  awarded or presented, under the provisions of this subdivision,  to  any
    14  person  whose  entire  service  subsequent to the time of the receipt of
    15  such medal shall not have been honorable. For each succeeding  medal  as
    16  provided  in this subdivision, such person shall be entitled to wear, as
    17  the chief of staff of the state may direct, a  ribbon  whose  color  and
    18  design  shall  be  selected by the division of military affairs.  In the
    19  event of the death of any person during or subsequent to the receipt  of
    20  such  citation the campaign medal for service shall be presented to such
    21  representative of the deceased as may be designated. The chief of  staff
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05877-01-7

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     1  shall make such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the
     2  proper presentation and distribution of such decorations.
     3    §  2.  Subdivision 1-a of section 247 of the military law, as added by
     4  chapter 184 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
     5    1-a. The governor is hereby authorized to present in the name  of  the
     6  legislature of the state of New York, a military decoration, to be known
     7  as  the  "conspicuous  service  star",  bearing  a suitable inscription,
     8  device, and ribbon, all of which shall be of  suitable  design,  to  any
     9  person  (i)  who is a citizen of the state of New York or (ii) who was a
    10  citizen of the state of New York while serving in the  armed  forces  of
    11  the  United  States,  and  who, while serving in the United States Armed
    12  Forces, defined as army, air force, navy, marine corps, or coast  guard,
    13  has, or shall have received a United States unit level decoration denot-
    14  ing combat participation and foreign unit awards, issued from a company,
    15  regimental, brigade, or division commander, or equivalent naval unit, or
    16  issued by the President of the United States, the Congress of the United
    17  States,  the  United  States  Defense  Department or the joint chiefs of
    18  staff, such as, but not limited to, a presidential unit  citation  or  a
    19  joint meritorious unit award. Not more than one conspicuous service star
    20  shall  be issued to any one person; nor shall any citation be awarded or
    21  presented, under the provisions of this subdivision, to any person whose
    22  entire service subsequent to the time of the receipt of such star  shall
    23  not  have  been  honorable. For each succeeding star as provided herein,
    24  such person shall be entitled to wear, as the  chief  of  staff  of  the
    25  state  may  direct, a ribbon whose color and design shall be selected by
    26  the division of [miliary] military affairs.  In the event of  the  death
    27  of  any  person during or subsequent to the receipt of such citation the
    28  conspicuous service star shall be presented to  such  representative  of
    29  the  deceased  as  may be designated. The chief of staff shall make such
    30  rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the proper  presen-
    31  tation and distribution of such decorations.
    32    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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