Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation In Support Of Veterans
Governor Cuomo signed five pieces of legislation on Saturday designed to help New York veterans. According to a press release, that includes an order that adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana.
In addition, the bill will provide veterans additional time off to obtain health services and counseling. The fee to take a civil service test will now be eliminated for veterans in New York.
The new law will also require the state to maintain a list of all not for profits that solicit funds for the armed forces and will also set aside space within the state capitol building for a plaque to honor all those who never made it back from the battlefield. The names of all those POW who are MIA will be placed on the plaque.
In addition to these new measures, veterans will now be able to get custom license plates with the specific branch they served in on the plate itself.