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File #: Int 0828-2015    Version: Name: Creation of a veterans resource guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a veterans resource guide
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Corey D. Johnson, Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Paul A. Vallone, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to maintain and periodically update a resource guide for veterans. This guide would be available on the DVS website and in written format, if requested. The guide would contain information about eligibility and the process of applying for federal, state, and city veterans’ benefits, special rights accorded to veterans under the law, health programs and services, legal and housing services, small business support, educational and employment opportunities, and other available resources for veterans.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 828-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 828, 3. Int. No. 828, 4. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/30/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/30/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/30/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 828-A - 7/25/17
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017AEric A. Ulrich City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2016*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2016*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2016*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 828-A

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Eugene, Gentile, Johnson, King, Koo, Mendez, Richards, Vallone and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a veterans resource guide

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-106 to read as follows:

§ 31-106 Veterans Resource Guide. a. The department shall maintain and periodically update a resource guide for veterans. Such guide shall be available on the department’s website and shall be available in printed form upon request.

b. The guide maintained pursuant to this section shall include, but not be limited to, information about:

(1)  federal, state, and city benefits available to veterans based upon their military service, which shall include the criteria for eligibility to receive and information on how to apply for each such benefit;

(2) provisions of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affording special rights and privileges to members of the armed forces and veterans and their families, including, but not limited to, protections under the uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act;

(3) physical and mental health programs and resources;

(4) educational and reeducational opportunities;

(5) available sources of low or no-cost legal assistance;

(6) social services, including but not limited to, housing and food security supports, offered by public agencies and charitable and private organizations;

(7) programs and services administered by public agencies to support veteran owned businesses;

(8) employment resources;

(9) any other information deemed relevant by the department.     

 

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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