Resolution No. 238

Supervisors BORN AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SENATE BILL S8210 RELATING TO THE COST OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF LOCAL VETERANS SERVICE AGENCIES

WHEREAS, New York State Executive Law §357 mandates that every County will have a Veterans Service Agency lead by a Director of the Agency; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill S8210 introduced by Senator Ortt, proposes new legislation that would increase the funding for Veterans’ Service Agencies by eliminating a statutory cap on state maintenance and operation aid to local Veterans agencies; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Human Services and Finance recommend supporting Senate bill S8210 relating to the cost of maintenance and operation of local Veterans Service Agencies; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby supports the passage of Senate Bill S8210 to amend Subdivision 1 of §3219 of the Executive law to remove the 50 percent cap on total expenditures for maintenance and operation that can be reimbursed by the Sate while increasing the maximum reimbursement available to county Veterans Service Agencies; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Veterans’ Services Agency Director, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor HOWARD and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 437 (17) Nays: 0 Absent: 114 (3) (Supervisors Waldron, Wilson and Young)