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A01920 Summary:

BILL NOA01920
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00866
 
SPONSORBarrett
 
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:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1920
 
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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