NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A887
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to a state veterans'
to ensure that the veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance and
operation fund contains moneys sufficient, adjusted to reflect projected
future inflation, to fund the operation, maintenance and the provision
of perpetual care of a state veterans' cemetery for a period of not less
than fifteen years.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 allows the director of the division of veterans' affairs, the
director of the division of the budget, the director of the department
of state's division of cemeteries, and the office of the state comp-
troller must certify to the governor, the temporary president of the
senate, the speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate finance
committee and the chair of the assembly ways and means committee that
the veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance and operation fund
contains moneys sufficient, to adjust and reflect inflation, for perpet-
ual care of a state veterans' cemetery for a period of not less than
fifteen years, prior to the commencement of the investigation and study
pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 365 of the execu-
Section 2 establishes the effective date.
This legislation ensures that the veterans remembrance and cemetery
maintenance and operation fund contains moneys sufficient, adjusted to
reflect inflation, in order to have proper, timely and necessary funding
for state veterans' cemeteries, by amending the executive law, in the
hopes of not further delaying an already encumbered process.
10/22/18 A.11387 referred to veterans' affairs
This act shall take effect immediately.