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Meeting Name: Committee on Veterans Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/13/2018 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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Int 0391-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich Proposed Int. No. 391-ABenefits counseling services for veterans.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0391-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Benefits counseling services for veterans.IntroductionThis 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0391-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Benefits counseling services for veterans.IntroductionThis 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0391-2018 AEric A. Ulrich  Benefits counseling services for veterans.IntroductionThis 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0394-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich Proposed Int. No. 394-ACreating veterans resource centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to establish at least one Veterans Resource Center in each borough by June 1, 2019. Each center is required to be located in an area easily accessible and in close proximity to public transportation. DVS is also required to provide each borough with a minimum of 20 hours of service per week, including a minimum of 10 hours at each Veterans Resource Center. The Centers would provide veterans with free, current information on the matters described above, as well as housing, public and private social services, and financial assistance and tax exemptions available to veterans. The Centers would also be staffed with a benefits counselor and make available a veterans resource guide. The commissioner of DVS will commence outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about these Centers. Additionally, DVS would be required, beginning January 1, 2020 and every six months thereafter, to submit a report to the Mayor and Council Speaker on the number of veterans utilizing each center, the services offered by each center, those services and/or information most frequently requested by veterans at each center, the number of full and part-time staff working at each center, the amount of funding allocated to each center, and the feedback received by each center with a general description of such feedback.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0394-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Creating veterans resource centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to establish at least one Veterans Resource Center in each borough by June 1, 2019. Each center is required to be located in an area easily accessible and in close proximity to public transportation. DVS is also required to provide each borough with a minimum of 20 hours of service per week, including a minimum of 10 hours at each Veterans Resource Center. The Centers would provide veterans with free, current information on the matters described above, as well as housing, public and private social services, and financial assistance and tax exemptions available to veterans. The Centers would also be staffed with a benefits counselor and make available a veterans resource guide. The commissioner of DVS will commence outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about these Centers. Additionally, DVS would be required, beginning January 1, 2020 and every six months thereafter, to submit a report to the Mayor and Council Speaker on the number of veterans utilizing each center, the services offered by each center, those services and/or information most frequently requested by veterans at each center, the number of full and part-time staff working at each center, the amount of funding allocated to each center, and the feedback received by each center with a general description of such feedback.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0394-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Creating veterans resource centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to establish at least one Veterans Resource Center in each borough by June 1, 2019. Each center is required to be located in an area easily accessible and in close proximity to public transportation. DVS is also required to provide each borough with a minimum of 20 hours of service per week, including a minimum of 10 hours at each Veterans Resource Center. The Centers would provide veterans with free, current information on the matters described above, as well as housing, public and private social services, and financial assistance and tax exemptions available to veterans. The Centers would also be staffed with a benefits counselor and make available a veterans resource guide. The commissioner of DVS will commence outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about these Centers. Additionally, DVS would be required, beginning January 1, 2020 and every six months thereafter, to submit a report to the Mayor and Council Speaker on the number of veterans utilizing each center, the services offered by each center, those services and/or information most frequently requested by veterans at each center, the number of full and part-time staff working at each center, the amount of funding allocated to each center, and the feedback received by each center with a general description of such feedback.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0394-2018 AEric A. Ulrich  Creating veterans resource centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to establish at least one Veterans Resource Center in each borough by June 1, 2019. Each center is required to be located in an area easily accessible and in close proximity to public transportation. DVS is also required to provide each borough with a minimum of 20 hours of service per week, including a minimum of 10 hours at each Veterans Resource Center. The Centers would provide veterans with free, current information on the matters described above, as well as housing, public and private social services, and financial assistance and tax exemptions available to veterans. The Centers would also be staffed with a benefits counselor and make available a veterans resource guide. The commissioner of DVS will commence outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about these Centers. Additionally, DVS would be required, beginning January 1, 2020 and every six months thereafter, to submit a report to the Mayor and Council Speaker on the number of veterans utilizing each center, the services offered by each center, those services and/or information most frequently requested by veterans at each center, the number of full and part-time staff working at each center, the amount of funding allocated to each center, and the feedback received by each center with a general description of such feedback.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0396-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich Proposed Int. No. 396-ACreation of a veterans resource guide.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0396-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Creation of a veterans resource guide.IntroductionThis 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0396-2018 *Eric A. Ulrich  Creation of a veterans resource guide.IntroductionThis 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0396-2018 AEric A. Ulrich  Creation of a veterans resource guide.IntroductionThis 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available