In honor of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood) announced that a bill he authored to better help service-disabled veterans has passed the floor of the state Assembly (A.4789-A).
“It’s our duty to ensure that all of our veterans are able to take advantage of the programs created for them,” said Assemblyman Ramos. “This measure continues our strong commitment by ensuring those who have sacrificed for our country are getting the support they deserve.”
The bill authored by Assemblyman Ramos would establish the New York State Interagency Coordinating Council for Service-Disabled Veterans, define the powers and duties of the council and require an annual report.
Assemblyman Ramos has a strong history for supporting veterans and their families. Just last year, a bill he authored made available a listing of businesses owned and operated by veterans, allowing the state to better aid veteran-owned small businesses (Chap.523 of 2015). In addition to this, Assemblyman Ramos helped pass the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act that set a 6 percent participation goal in the awarding of state contracts to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (Chap. 22 of 2014).