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A02285 Summary:

BILL NOA02285
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORStirpe
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §36, Veterans' Services L
 
Establishes the hire a vet grant program; provides grants to municipalities where a veteran is hired and employed, for not less than twelve continuous and uninterrupted months in a full-time or part-time position.
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A02285 Actions:

BILL NOA02285
 
01/25/2023referred to veterans' affairs
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A02285 Memo:

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A02285 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2285
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 25, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Veterans' Affairs
 
        AN  ACT to amend the veterans' services law, in relation to establishing
          the hire a vet grant program; and providing for  the  repeal  of  such
          provisions upon expiration thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The veterans' services law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 36 to read as follows:
     3    § 36. Hire a vet grant. 1. Allowance of grant. A municipality shall be
     4  allowed  a grant equivalent to the credit provided to eligible taxpayers
     5  in the "hire a vet credit" as established in subdivision twenty-nine  of
     6  section  two hundred ten-B of the tax law, where such municipality hires
     7  and employs, for not  less  than  twelve  continuous  and  uninterrupted
     8  months (hereinafter referred to as the "twelve-month period") in a full-
     9  time  or  part-time  position, a qualified veteran within the state. The
    10  municipality may claim the grant in the  year  in  which  the  qualified
    11  veteran completes the twelve-month period of employment with the munici-
    12  pality.
    13    2. Qualified veteran. A qualified veteran is an individual:
    14    (a)  who  served  on  active duty in the United States army, navy, air
    15  force, space force, marine corps, coast guard or the  reserves  thereof,
    16  or  who  served  in  active  military  service of the United States as a
    17  member of the army national guard, air national guard, New York guard or
    18  New York naval militia, or who served in the active  uniformed  services
    19  of  the  United  States  as  a  member  of the commissioned corps of the
    20  national oceanic and  atmospheric  administration  or  the  commissioned
    21  corps  of  the United States public health service; who (i) was released
    22  from active duty by general or honorable discharge; or (ii) has a quali-
    23  fying condition, as defined in section one  of  this  chapter,  and  has
    24  received  a  discharge  other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03822-01-3

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     1  service; or (iii) is a discharged LGBT veteran, as  defined  in  section
     2  one of this chapter, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct
     3  or dishonorable from such service;
     4    (b) who commences employment with the municipality on or after January
     5  first,  two thousand twenty-four, and before January first, two thousand
     6  twenty-six; and
     7    (c) who certifies by signed affidavit, under penalty of perjury,  that
     8  he or she has not been employed for thirty-five or more hours during any
     9  week  in  the  one hundred eighty-day period immediately prior to his or
    10  her employment by the municipality.
    11    3. Prohibition. A municipality shall not  discharge  an  employee  and
    12  hire  a qualifying veteran solely for the purpose of qualifying for this
    13  grant. This section shall not be deemed to amend,  modify  or  supersede
    14  any  other  law  which prescribes the qualifications which a person must
    15  have to be appointed to a position subject to the civil service law.
    16    4. Amount of grant. (a) The amount  of  the  grant  shall  be  fifteen
    17  percent  of  the  total  amount  of  wages paid to the qualified veteran
    18  during the veteran's first twelve-month period of employment.  Provided,
    19  however,  that,  if  the  qualified  veteran  is  a disabled veteran, as
    20  defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of  section  eighty-five  of
    21  the  civil  service law, the amount of the grant shall be twenty percent
    22  of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified  veteran  during  the
    23  veteran's first twelve-month period of employment.
    24    (b) The grant allowed pursuant to this subdivision shall not exceed in
    25  any year:
    26    (i)  fifteen  thousand dollars for any qualified veteran, other than a
    27  disabled veteran, employed in a  full-time  position  for  one  thousand
    28  eight hundred twenty or more hours in one twelve-month period;
    29    (ii)  twenty thousand dollars for any qualified veteran who is a disa-
    30  bled veteran employed in a full-time position  for  one  thousand  eight
    31  hundred twenty or more hours in one twelve-month period;
    32    (iii)  seven  thousand five hundred dollars for any qualified veteran,
    33  other than a disabled veteran, employed in a part-time position  for  at
    34  least  one  thousand  forty  hours  but not more than one thousand eight
    35  hundred nineteen hours in one twelve-month period; and
    36    (iv) ten thousand dollars for any qualified veteran who is a  disabled
    37  veteran employed in a part-time position for at least one thousand forty
    38  hours but not more than one thousand eight hundred nineteen hours in one
    39  twelve-month period.
    40    5.  Definition. For purposes of this section, "municipality" means any
    41  county, city, town, village or school district.
    42    § 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
    43  manner  as section 2 of part PP of chapter 56 of the laws of 2022, takes
    44  effect; and shall expire and be deemed repealed January 1, 2027.
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