From the Morning Memo:

The state Senate on Tuesday will consider a package of measures designed to aid veterans in New York as the chamber holds its annual Fort Drum Day at the Capitol.

“As the daughter and sister of veterans, I appreciate the many sacrifices made by service members and their loved ones,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “We have a duty to support our veterans and create help opportunities for employment, education, and community integration as they rejoin civilian life.”

The chamber is expected to pass seven bills that are designed to boost veterans in civilian life as well as those still in the military.

One bill would provide active duty personnel a property tax exemption. Another measure would provide a toll-free telephone number for veterans to seek help and use as a crisis assist.

Another bill would increase the real property tax exemption for dual veteran households. And another bill would allow full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in state colleges and universities to receive academic credit for their military service or training.

“We owe veterans a debt of gratitude that can never truly be repaid. Helping these heroes rejoin civilian life is a top priority for me, my committee, and the entire Senate Majority,” said Sen. John Brooks, the chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee.

“I am proud that the bills advanced through my committee and passed by the Senate today will help our service members and their families. We will keep working to provide essential services, benefits, and support to the men and women who defended our nation as members of the armed forces.”