senate Bill S584

Relates to display of missing in attack on our nation flag commonly known as MIA-OON flag

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.848
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.512
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to display of Missing In Attack On Our Nation flag commonly known as MIA-OON flag.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6210
Versions:
S584
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §403-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S3186, A4041
2007-2008: A10174A

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BILL NUMBER:S584

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to display of the
Missing In Attack On Our Nation
flag
on public buildings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would encourage every county, city, town and village to
display the Missing In Attack On Our Nation (MIA-OON) flag at the
building housing its local legislative body and state police facility.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section 403-C to
encourage every county, city, town, and village to display the
MIA-OON flag at the building housing its local legislative body and
state police facility for a period of thirty (30) days every year
commencing each September 11.

The MIA-OON flag shall display a black silhouette of a mother holding
her child's hand upon a field of yellow. Underneath the image shall
be the phrase "You Will Always Be Remembered" in black lettering. The
image of mother and child shall symbolize the vulnerability of
innocents to terrorist attack, while the yellow shall symbolize that
those taken by terrorist attacks will be returned to their loved ones.

Section 2 marks the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The purpose of the MIA-OON flag is to see that those victims of terror
who died on September 11, 2001, are never forgotten. The flag has
presented to a number of other states, including Rhode Island and New
Jersey. It is more than appropriate that the State of New York adopt
a law to promote the use of this MIA-OON flag. New Yorkers were,
after all, the principal victims of the September 11th attack and
should be the first to remember them. A gesture like this can, of
course, do nothing to bring back those victims to their grieving
friends and families, but at the least it may help to ensure that
they remain in our memories.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3186 Referred to Finance - A.4041 Referred to
Government Operations
2008: S.7139A Passed Senate - A.10174A Referred to Government Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   584

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ADAMS, ADDABBO, ALESI, BRESLIN, DILAN, FLANA-
  GAN,   GOLDEN,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  JOHNSON,  KRUEGER,  LANZA,  LARKIN,
  MAZIARZ, OPPENHEIMER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SALAND, SAVINO --  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 display of the Missing
  In Attack On Our Nation flag on public buildings

  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  403-c
to read as follows:
  S 403-C. DISPLAY OF MISSING IN ATTACK ON OUR NATION FLAG TO BE COMMON-
LY KNOWN AS THE MIA-OON FLAG. 1. EVERY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN AND VILLAGE IS
ENCOURAGED TO DISPLAY THE MIA-OON FLAG AT THE BUILDING HOUSING ITS LOCAL
LEGISLATIVE  BODY  FOR  A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS
THAT BODY DEEMS APPROPRIATE EVERY YEAR COMMENCING EACH  SEPTEMBER  ELEV-
ENTH.
  2. EVERY STATE POLICE FACILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE HEAD-
QUARTERS, SUBSTATIONS AND TRAINING ACADEMY, IS ENCOURAGED TO DISPLAY THE
MIA-OON  FLAG  FOR  A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE DEEMS APPROPRIATE EVERY YEAR COMMENC-
ING EACH SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH.
  3. THE MIA-OON FLAG SHALL DISPLAY A BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A MOTHER HOLD-
ING HER CHILD'S HAND UPON A FIELD OF YELLOW. UNDERNEATH THE IMAGE  SHALL
BE  THE  PHRASE  "YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED" IN BLACK LETTERING. THE
IMAGE OF MOTHER AND CHILD SHALL SYMBOLIZE THE VULNERABILITY OF INNOCENTS
TO TERRORIST ATTACK, WHILE THE YELLOW SHALL SYMBOLIZE THAT  THOSE  TAKEN
BY TERRORIST ATTACKS WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR LOVED ONES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04771-01-1

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