Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) applauded the veterans buy-back legislation that overwhelmingly passed the Assembly on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 8174-A will allow all honorably discharged veterans the opportunity to purchase three years of their military service from the state to use toward their public retirement benefits. McLaughlin praised the legislation for allowing increased opportunities to New York’s veterans and said he is proud to see this bill pass both houses.
“This has been an issue my Assembly Republican colleagues and I have been championing for years,” McLaughlin said. “Our conference has consistently supported the military and veterans’ affairs in Albany and I am glad to see this legislation finally pass both the Assembly and Senate. Unlike last year’s bill, which was disgracefully vetoed by the governor, this bill includes state appropriations to fund the program so as not to place any additional financial burden on municipalities. It is time to give back to those who have served us bravely and sacrificed dearly. I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to do what is right and sign this bill into law immediately.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
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