S05570 Summary:

BILL NO    S05570 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    FUNKE

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S369, Exec L; amd S4201, Pub Health L

Authorizes a veteran's close friend or family who is reasonable familiar with
such veteran's wishes to request that such veteran be buried in a state
veterans' cemetery.
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S05570 Actions:

BILL NO    S05570 

05/14/2015 REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
05/28/2015 1ST REPORT CAL.1029
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S05570 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S05570 Memo:

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S05570 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         5570

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                     May 14, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
         ty and Military Affairs

       AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
         to authorizing a veteran's  close  friend  or  family  member  who  is
         reasonably  familiar  with  such veteran's wishes to request that such
         veteran be buried in a veterans' cemetery

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to
    2  read as follows:
    3    S 369. BURIAL RIGHTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
    4  SECTION,  "AGENT  IN  CONTROL  OF  THE DISPOSITION OF REMAINS" MEANS THE
    5  PERSON RESPONSIBLE  OR  DESIGNATED  TO  CONTROL  THE  DISPOSITION  OF  A
    6  DECEASED  VETERAN'S REMAINS AS DEFINED AND OUTLINED IN SECTION FORTY-TWO
    7  HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE  OF  A  VETERAN'S
    8  DESIRE  TO BE BURIED IN A VETERANS' CEMETERY AND CAN PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF
    9  THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE DECEDENT WHICH SHALL  BE  FURNISHED  IN  THE
   10  MANNER AND FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE DIRECTOR.
   11    2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF LOCAL LAW, LAW, RULE OR
   12  REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ANY AGENT IN CONTROL OF THE  DISPOSITION  OF
   13  REMAINS  MAY  REQUEST  THAT  A DECEASED VETERAN BE BURIED IN A VETERANS'
   14  CEMETERY.
   15    S 2. Subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  2  of  section
   16  4201  of the public health law, as amended by chapter 401 of the laws of
   17  2007, is amended to read as follows:
   18    (ix) a close friend or relative who is reasonably  familiar  with  the
   19  decedent's  wishes, including the decedent's religious or moral beliefs,
   20  when no one higher on this list is  reasonably  available,  willing,  or
   21  competent  to  act[,  provided  that  such person has executed a written
   22  statement pursuant to subdivision seven of this section]; or
   23    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11180-01-5
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