senate Bill S1764

Designates August seventh as Family Day, a day of commemoration

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  • 06 / Feb / 2009
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  • 26 / May / 2009
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  • 16 / Jul / 2009
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Bill Details

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S1764
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Executive Law

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BILL NUMBER: S1764

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to designation of
August seventh as "Family Day", a day of commemoration


PURPOSE :
To designate August 7th as "Family Day" in New York, in order to draw
attention to and therefore emphasize the importance of the family
unit.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS
Amends sec. 168-a of the Executive Law to add "Family Day" to the
existing list of days of commemoration.

JUSTIFICATION :
There is much interest today in taking the steps necessary to
strengthen basic values which have been deteriorating in our society.
The family unit has undergone considerable change during the past few
decades, as a result ofincreased divorce and the varied Hfe styles
that have emerged. To focus on the family in a positive way, and to
hold the family unit in high esteem, the designation of "Family Day"
could only have positive results in helping to strengthen the value of
the family unit. Other states, such as Arizona and Michigan, have
established recognition of "Family Day." New York State has the
opportunity to continue to lead by establishing this special day in
statute. The legislation will provide an excellent opportunity for
New Yorkers to set aside a special day for families.

HISTORY OF BILL :
S.997/A.3826 passed the Senate in 1993 and 1994, S.1446/A.1818 passed
the Senate in 1995 and 1996, S.1684/A.3367 passed the Senate in 1997
and 1998, S.1781/A.2922 passed the Senate in 1999, S.2148/A.3251
passed the Senate in 2001, S.1070/A.2408 passed the Senate in 2003 and
2004, S.2220/A.4445 passed the Senate in 2005, S.1294 passed the
Senate in 2007.

FISCAL IMPACT :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Thirty days after becoming a law.
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