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File #: Int 0396-2018    Version: Name: Creation of a veterans resource guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 12/15/2018 Law number: 2018/216
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, Chaim M. Deutsch, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos, Andy L. King, Brad S. Lander, Adrienne E. Adams, Andrew Cohen, Robert F. Holden, Paul A. Vallone, Mathieu Eugene, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Gjonaj , I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to maintain and regularly 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. 396-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 396, 3. Int. No. 396, 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. 396-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. 396-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Local Law 216, 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. 396-A

 

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

 

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 31-108 to read as follows:

§ 31-108 Veterans resource guide. a. The department shall develop and maintain a resource guide for veterans. The department shall regularly update information provided in such guide as is necessary to maintain accuracy.

b. The guide developed pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall include, but not be limited to, information about:

1.  Federal, state and city benefits available to veterans and to their spouses or domestic partners, dependents and family members, as applicable, based upon the veterans’ military service, which shall include the criteria for eligibility to receive such benefits and information on organizations that employ accredited agents and attorneys to assist veterans with their claims;

2. Provisions of federal, state and local laws and regulations affording special rights and privileges to members of the armed forces and veterans and to their  spouses or domestic partners, dependents and family members, as applicable, including, but not limited to, protections under the uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act;

3. Protections and remedies afforded to veterans under section 8-107;

4. Physical and mental health programs and resources;

5. Educational and training opportunities;

6. Available sources of low- or no-cost legal assistance;

7. Social services, including, but not limited to, housing and food security supports offered by public agencies and charitable and private organizations;

8. Programs and services administered by public agencies to support veteran-owned businesses;

9. Employment resources; and

10. Any other information deemed relevant by the department.     

                     c. The department shall make such guide available on the department’s website and in printed form upon request.                     

                     d. The department shall publish on its website, and in any hard copy of such resource guide distributed, information about how relevant service providers can update the department on any changes in the services they offer to veterans.

§ 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENB/NJC

LS#659

LS #4733/Proposed Int. No. 828-A

11/5/2018 3:23 pm