Albany, NY - After the Veterans Equality Act was delivered to Governor Cuomo's desk today, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking Governor Cuomo to sign it into law. Earlier today Lalor had issued a press release calling on Senate Majority Leader Flanagan to send the bill to Cuomo's desk before the end of the legislative session to allow for enough time for a possible veto override vote. Cuomo has to sign or veto the bill before May 31 or it automatically becomes law.
"This was a decisive move by Senator Flanagan to stand with veterans," said Lalor. "Now, it's time for Governor Cuomo to sign the bill. He promised veterans he would include the Veterans Equality Act in his budget this year. But, he didn't follow through. It's time to make things right and finally sign this legislation into law. All veterans deserve equal respect. Right now the system rewards some and denies benefits to others for no reason. It isn't fair and this bill would fix it. I'm calling on the governor to join us in supporting our vets and put them all on equal footing."