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File #: Int 0391-2018    Version: Name: Benefits counseling services for veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 12/15/2018 Law number: 2018/214
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, Chaim M. Deutsch, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos, Andy L. King, Brad S. Lander, Adrienne E. Adams, Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Robert F. Holden, Paul A. Vallone, Mathieu Eugene, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Gjonaj , I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services to provide counseling services, including advice, evaluation, and information 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 trained staff and would be available, at a minimum, in at least one location in each of the five boroughs, including at each veterans resource center.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 391-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 391, 3. Int. No. 391, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 6/19/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/19/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/19/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 391-A - 11/7/18, 9. Committee Report 11/13/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/13/18, 11. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-14-18, 13. Int. No. 391-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Local Law 214, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 14, 2018
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/18/2018AEric A. Ulrich City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2018AEric A. Ulrich Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018AEric A. Ulrich City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018AEric A. Ulrich City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018AEric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2018*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2018*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 391-A

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Deutsch, Brannan, Yeger, Kallos, King, Lander, Adams, Cohen, Constantinides, Holden, Vallone, Eugene, Levin, Gjonaj and Miller

 

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. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-107 to read as follows:

§ 31-107 Benefits counseling. The department shall provide counseling services to veterans seeking assistance regarding benefits offered by the city of New York, the state of New York and the United States department of veterans affairs to which they, their spouses or domestic partners, dependents or any family members may be entitled because of their military service. Counseling services shall include advice, evaluation and information, but shall not include the services identified by section 14.629(b) of title 38 of the code of federal regulations. Counseling services must be provided by trained staff and shall, at a minimum, be available in each of the five boroughs, including at each veterans resource center established pursuant to section 31-106.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York relating to creating veterans resource centers, as proposed in introduction number 394-A for the year 2018, takes effect.

 

 

 

 

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