senate Bill S1744

Designates the month of May as elder appreciation month

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  • 12 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.657
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.329
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 15 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Designates the month of May as elder appreciation month.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4131
Versions:
S1744
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง168-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1573, A4742
2007-2008: A7597

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BILL NUMBER:S1744

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to designating the month of May
as Elder Appreciation Month

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Designates the month of May as Elder
Appreciation Month in celebration of their tireless volunteer work
within our communities and years of overall good citizenry.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the executive law by
adding section 168-b.

Subdivision 1 defines the term "month of commemoration" as a calendar
month designated by section 168, gubernatorial proclamation or a
joint house resolution.

Subdivision 2 clarifies the "month of commemoration" as a designation
only for recognition and special honor and not a holiday.

Subdivision 3 declares May for the annual commemoration of our elders.

JUSTIFICATION:
Since childhood we have all been taught to respect our
elders. We respect them for their honesty, dedication, and tireless
efforts to make our communities a better place to live. After
spending much of their lives as valuable members of the American work
force, it is our elders who relentlessly volunteer their time working
in schools, hospitals, senior centers and many other venues within
their communities, In fact, nearly half of all Americans age 55 and
over volunteered at least once in the past year.
Of Americans 75 and older, 43% volunteered in the past year. The next
few years are important because the first of the Baby Boom generation
begin to turn 60, With 77 million Baby Boomers approaching
retirement, it is essential that we acknowledge the profound impact
this change will have on our State and our Nation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.1148 - 2007-2008 Passed Senate
S.1573 - 2009-2010 Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the date on which it shall become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1744

                       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.
                                                           LBD04385-01-1

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