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A01920 Summary:

COSPNSRButtenschon, Thiele, Stern, Abinanti, Taylor, Gunther, Englebright, Jones, Galef, Nolan, Burdick, Jacobson, Cusick, Morinello, Montesano, Salka, Hawley, Simpson, DeStefano, McDonough, Lemondes, Sayegh
MLTSPNSRAngelino, Blankenbush, Lupardo, Miller B, Smullen
Amd 365, Exec L (as proposed in S.8791 & A.10782)
Relates to New York state veterans' cemeteries; provides further instruction on the selections process and costs associated with the establishment of such cemetery.
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A01920 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Barrett
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to New York state veter- ans' cemeteries   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide technical 345 of.the Laws of 2020 and streamline the process for operated veterans' cemetery. relation to New York amendments to Chapter establishing a State-   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would: *require the Division of Veterans' Services to issue a public request for information to solicit interest. from municipalities that would like to have a state-operated veterans cemetery in their jurisdiction and conduct an investigation and prepare a report; *establish a nine-member selection committee which will evaluate the resulting investigation and study, and upon a majority vote, make a determination as to the location of the first state veterans' cemetery; *direct the director of the Division of Veterans' Services, the commis- sioner of the Office of General Services, and the chair of the Division of Cemeteries to determine the amount of money necessary to fund the non-reimbursable costs of such a cemetery; *require the director of the Division of the Budget and the State Comp- troller to certify that sufficient funds are available for such non- reimbursable costs prior to the submission of an application for federal funding.   JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Division of Veterans Services requested changes to efficiently perform the task of creating the first State veterans' ceme- tery, pursuant to current law and Chapter 345 of the Laws of 2020. This chapter amendment legislation streamlines the siting and approval proc- ess.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is new legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill will not increase or decrease State revenue or costs, as this bill doesn't mandate the creation of cemetery and if created, many of the non-maintenance costs would be reimbursed by the federal government.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as Chapter 345 of the Laws of 2020.
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