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File #: Int 0426-2014    Version: Name: Benefits counseling services for veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 7/24/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to benefits counseling services for veterans.
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Peter A. Koo, Paul A. Vallone, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Mark Treyger, Chaim M. Deutsch, Andrew Cohen, Deborah L. Rose, Vincent J. Gentile, Karen Koslowitz, Antonio Reynoso
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) to provide counseling services to veterans seeking assistance with federal, state, and city benefits that they may be entitled to based on their military service. Services would be provided by agents or attorneys recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and would be available in at least one location in all five boroughs.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 426-A, 2. Int. No. 426 - 7/24/14, 3. Committee Report 6/16/15, 4. Proposed Int. No. 426-A - 1/3/17

Proposed Int. No. 426-A

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Koo, Vallone, Rodriguez, Treyger, Deutsch, Cohen, Rose, Gentile, Koslowitz and Reynoso

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to benefits counseling services for veterans.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter one of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-134 to read as follows:

§ 3-134 Benefits counseling. The office of veterans' affairs shall provide counseling services to veterans seeking assistance regarding benefits to which they may be entitled because of their military service offered by New York city, New York state, and the United States department of veterans affairs. Counseling services shall be provided by agents or attorneys recognized by the United States department of veterans affairs pursuant to section 5904 of title 38 of the United States. Such services shall be available in at least one location in each of the five boroughs.

§ 2.   This local law shall take effect ninety days after it shall have been enacted into law.

 

 

KET 6/3/15 9:35 AM

LS 1769/2014