senate Bill S3538A

Relates to the adoption of the September 11th national remembrance flag

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 24 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 31 / May / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 31 / May / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3538A
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1097
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Relates to the adoption of the September 11th national remembrance flag.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8028A
Versions:
S3538
S3538A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง70-a, State L

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BILL NUMBER:S3538A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state law, in relation to the September eleventh national
remembrance flag

PURPOSE:
This legislation would designate the National Remembrance Flag,
created by Stephen and Joanne Galvin of Wolcott, New York, as the
official New York State flag for September 11th remembrance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 70-a of the state law to declare the State 9/11
National remembrance Flag as the official 9/11 Remembrance Flag of
New York State.

JUSTIFICATION:
In tribute to the fallen heroes and loved ones of the 9/11 attack,
this flag will be a tribute and daily reminder that our resolve as
Americans, and New Yorkers will never be compromised. To be
designated as the official New York State 9/11 remembrance flag, and
prominently displayed alongside our own American and New York flags,
this banner will further symbolize the steadfastness and
determination of the citizens of New York State. The remembrance flag
is declared to be blue with a black center, with two white stars,
above them one blue star, and below them one red star.

The background: The blue on each side of the flag represents the color
of the state flags for each state where a plane was downed - New
York, Pennsylvania & Virginia. The black in the center of the flag
represents the sorrow we feel for the innocent lives lost from this
tragedy: those on the planes, those working in the towers, the
Pentagon, and the rescue workers whom lost their lives during the
rescue.

The stars: The stars represent the 4 planes that crashed and the
innocent lives lost on those planes and in the buildings. The blue
star represents the Pentagon & American Airlines Flight 77, and for
the innocent passengers and the lives lost in the Pentagon. The 2
white stars represent each of the towers at the World Trade Center,
American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, the
innocent passengers on those flights, the lives lost (both those in
the buildings and
the rescue workers) and those that survived. The red star represents
United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the
innocent passengers, and those who sacrificed their lives to protect
the loss of other innocent lives. The color of the stars (red, white
& blue) is representation of our United States flag. All 4 stars are
touching, as well as the 2 white stars to touch the blue in the flag
- this represents our 'unity' in the United States.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3538--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the state law, in relation to the September eleventh
  national remembrance flag

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  state law is amended by adding a new section 70-a to
read as follows:
  S 70-A. STATE 9/11 REMEMBRANCE FLAG. THE NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG  IS
HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE OFFICIAL 9/11 REMEMBRANCE FLAG OF THE STATE OF
NEW  YORK.   THE NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG IS DECLARED TO BE BLUE WITH A
BLACK CENTER, WITH TWO WHITE STARS, ABOVE THEM ONE BLUE STAR, AND  BELOW
THEM ONE RED STAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09674-02-1

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