Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring City Agencies To Designate A Veterans Liaison

June 6, 2013

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The final bill before me is Introductory Number 480-A, sponsored by Council Members Gentile, Eugene, Barron, Dromm, Fidler, Gonzalez, Jackson, James, Koppell, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Recchia, Rose, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Foster, Lander, Nelson, Gennaro, Chin, Dilan, Arroyo, Cabrera, Greenfield, Mealy, Halloran and Ulrich.

“This legislation codifies into law an executive order I signed in 2008 requiring City agency heads to designate an employee to serve as a liaison to veterans employed at their agencies.  These liaisons will advise veterans on benefits and services that they may be eligible for, as well as personnel policies that apply to them.

“I would like to thank Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Terrance Holliday and his staff for their work on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs.  I would also like to thank the Council for approving this legislation.”

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