361-b. Women veterans coordinator. 1. Definitions. (a) "Veteran" shall have the same meaning as provided in subdivision one of section three hundred sixty-four of this article.
(b) "Division" shall mean the state division of veterans' affairs.
(c) "Women veterans coordinator" shall be a veteran.
2. Such women veterans coordinator shall be appointed by the director.
3. Establishment of women veterans coordinator. There is hereby established within the division, a "women veterans coordinator" who shall work under the direction of the director and whose duties shall include, but not be limited to, the:
(a) identification, development, planning, organization and coordination of all statewide programs and services to meet the needs of women veterans;
(b) recommendation to the director to ensure compliance with all existing division policies and regulations pertaining to the needs of women veterans on the state and federal level and make recommendations regarding the improvement of benefits and services to women veterans;
(c) liaison between the division, the United States department of veterans affairs center for women veterans, the United States department of veterans affairs advisory committee on women veterans, state veterans nursing homes, state agencies, community groups, advocates and other veterans and military organizations and interested parties;
(d) development and maintenance of a clearinghouse for information and resources for women veterans;
(e) promote events and activities that recognize, educate and honor women veterans, including but not limited to seminars required under subdivision four-b of section three hundred fifty-three of this article; and
(f) preparation of reports to the director on the status of women veterans within New York state.
4. Reports. The women veterans coordinator shall submit a report to the director each year after the effective date of this section. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the women veterans coordinator's activities for the calendar year and the programs developed pursuant to the provisions of this section. The director shall submit the report or a synopsis of the report to the governor in accordance with the provisions of section three hundred fifty-three of this article.
Last modified: February 3, 2019