S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 12, 2011
Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, GRISANTI, JOHNSON, LAVALLE,
RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to designating the month
of May as Elder Appreciation Month
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 168-b
to read as follows:
S 168-B. DESIGNATION OF MONTHS OF COMMEMORATION. 1. A MONTH OF COMMEM-
ORATION IS A CALENDAR MONTH SO DESIGNATED BY THIS SECTION OR A CALENDAR
MONTH IN ANY ONE YEAR SO DESIGNATED BY A PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR OR
RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY JOINTLY ADOPTED.
2. A MONTH OF COMMEMORATION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A HOLIDAY OR HALF-HO-
LIDAY BUT SHALL BE A MONTH SET ASIDE IN RECOGNITION AND SPECIAL HONOR OF
A PERSON, PERSONS, GROUP IDEAL OR GOAL.
3. THE FOLLOWING MONTH SHALL BE A MONTH OF COMMEMORATION IN EACH YEAR:
MAY, TO BE KNOWN AS "ELDER APPRECIATION MONTH".
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.