STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 1, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. TAGUE, SCHMITT, BRABENEC, ASHBY, McDONOUGH --
read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to creating a day care
assistance program for members of the organized militia serving feder-
al active duty; and making an appropriation therefor
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new section 224 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 224. Day care assistance program. 1. The division of military and
4 naval affairs, in conjunction with the office of children and family
5 services shall develop and implement a day care assistance program to
6 benefit members of the organized militia of this state who have been
7 called to active military service of the United States.
8 2. The program shall provide financial assistance, within amounts
9 appropriated therefor, for reimbursable day care costs for dependent
10 children of members of the organized militia who have been called to
11 active military service for a period of six to twenty-four months and
12 who are serving in military operations outside the continental United
13 States or who are called up for active military service for a period in
14 excess of twelve months within the continental United States.
15 3. Financial aid may be provided to the parent or legal guardian of a
16 dependent child of an active duty member under this section pursuant to
17 regulations established by the division in conjunction with the office
18 of children and family services.
19 4. The division of military and naval affairs, in conjunction with the
20 office of children and family services, shall create and disseminate
21 informational materials regarding the availability of aid provided under
22 this program to members of the organized militia, which shall include
23 information on where and how to apply for such aid.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 § 2. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), or so much
2 thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the division of
3 military and naval affairs out of any moneys in the state treasury in
4 the general fund to the credit of the state purposes account, not other-
5 wise appropriated, and made immediately available, for the purpose of
6 carrying out the provisions of this act. Such moneys shall be payable on
7 the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certified or
8 approved by the adjutant general in the manner prescribed by law.
9 § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
10 have become a law. Effective immediately, the division of military and
11 naval affairs, in conjunction with the office of children and family
12 services, shall promulgate any rules or regulations necessary for the
13 implementation of this act on or before such effective date.