S05570 Summary:

BILL NO    S05570A

SAME AS    SAME AS A07932

SPONSOR    FUNKE

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S368-a, Exec L; amd S4201, Pub Health L

Authorizes a veteran's close friend or family who is reasonably 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    S05570A

05/14/2015 REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
05/28/2015 1ST REPORT CAL.1029
06/01/2015 2ND REPORT CAL.
06/02/2015 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 
06/08/2015 AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5570A
06/25/2015 COMMITTED TO RULES
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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--A
           Cal. No. 1029

                              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 -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
         ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
         amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
         third reading

       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  368-a
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S  368-A.  BURIAL  RIGHTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
    4  THIS 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,

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11180-02-5
       S. 5570--A                          2

    1  when no one higher on this list is  reasonably  available,  willing,  or
    2  competent  to  act[,  provided  that  such person has executed a written
    3  statement pursuant to subdivision seven of this section]; or
    4    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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