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Two Ortt bills supporting veterans signed into law


Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:40 am

Legislation supporting veterans & their families signed by governor

Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt said he is “honored and proud” to share that two of his bills supporting veterans and their families were signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

His team said, “Ortt, a veteran himself, brought forth these bills to better the lives of veterans and their families, both during and after their military service. The new laws will ensure military families receive the resources and financial support they need and deserve, and work to provide employment opportunities for veterans when they come home.”

The two bills signed will:

√ Permit an individual who leaves their employment to accompany their spouse on a military transfer to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits (S.3623); and

√ Establish a task force to study and improve veteran employment opportunities (S.3638).

“As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, I know firsthand the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made in service to our nation,” Ortt said. “It is paramount that we as a state provide the resources necessary to assist military families here at home and ensure that we are supporting veterans with every opportunity to succeed once they exit our armed forces. I am proud to have sponsored two of these vital pieces of legislation and commend New York state for placing emphasis on helping our veterans and their families prosper in their post-military careers.”

Both laws go into effect immediately.

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