senate Bill S6068

Signed by Governor

Establishes December third as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.735
  • 09 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9078
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.55
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 21 / Sep / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Oct / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.481

Summary

Establishes December third as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9078
Versions:
S6068
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-a, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6068

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing December
third of each year as a day of commemoration known as "International Day
of Persons with Disabilities"

PURPOSE:
This bill would recognize the economic, cultural, and civic advancements
that people with disabilities contribute to New York. It will also rein-
force this state's continuing commitment to remove barriers that people
with disabilities face.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 3 of section 168-a of the executive law is amended by adding
December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

EXISTING LAW:

JUSTIFICATION:
An estimated 19.5% of all adult New Yorkers have some form of disabili-
ty. While they face numerous difficulties and challenges, people with
disabilities have contributed greatly to the fabric of this state. In
addition, a growing awareness for people with disabilities has promoted
acceptance and engendered understanding with the public at large.

Recognition of December 3rd as International Day of Persons with Disa-
bility will serve as further proof of New York's commitment to the mean-
ingful integration and participation of all its diverse people. This
state has been a paragon in promoting tolerance and equality and will
continue the role in the future.

New York would join the United Nations, World Health Organization, the
United States government and countless other countries in observing
International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  6068

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 establishing  December
  third  of  each year as a day of commemoration known as "International
  Day of Persons with Disabilities"

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 168-a of the executive law, as
separately amended by chapters 31, 72, 180 and 199 of the laws of  2010,
is amended to read as follows:
  3.  The  following  days  shall be days of commemoration in each year:
January sixth, to be known as "Haym Salomon  Day",  January  twenty-sev-
enth, to be known as "Holocaust Remembrance Day", February fourth, to be
known  as "Rosa Parks Day", February fifteenth, to be known as "Susan B.
Anthony Day", February sixteenth, to be known as  "Lithuanian  Independ-
ence  Day",  February  twenty-eighth, to be known as "Gulf War Veterans'
Day", March fourth, to be known as "Pulaski Day",  March  tenth,  to  be
known as "Harriet Tubman Day", March twenty-ninth, to be known as "Viet-
nam  Veterans'  Day", April ninth, to be known as "POW Recognition Day",
April twenty-seventh, to be known as "Coretta  Scott  King  Day",  April
twenty-eighth, to be known as "Workers' Memorial Day", the first Tuesday
in  May to be known as "New York State Teacher Day", May seventeenth, to
be known as "Thurgood Marshall Day", the first Sunday  in  June,  to  be
known  as  "Children's  Day", June second, to be known as "Italian Inde-
pendence Day", June twelfth, to be known as "Women Veterans  Recognition
Day",  June  nineteenth,  to  be known as "Juneteenth Freedom Day", June
twenty-fifth, to be known as "Korean War Veterans' Day", August  twenty-
fourth,  to  be  known  as  "Ukrainian Independence Day", August twenty-
sixth, to be known as "Women's Equality Day", September eleventh, to  be
known  as "Battle of Plattsburgh Day" and also to be known as "September
11th Remembrance Day", September thirteenth, to be known as "John  Barry
Day"  and  also to be known as "Uncle Sam Day in the State of New York",
September seventeenth, to be known as  "Friedrich  Wilhelm  von  Steuben

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13825-01-2

S. 6068                             2

Memorial  Day",  the  third Friday in September to be known as "New York
State POW/MIA Recognition Day" except  if  such  date  of  commemoration
cannot  be  observed  due to a religious holiday, such observances shall
then  be  conducted on the second Friday of September, the last Saturday
in September, to be known as "War of 1812 Day", the fourth  Saturday  of
September, known as "Native-American Day", the last Sunday in September,
to  be  known as "Gold Star Mothers' Day", October fifth, to be known as
"Raoul Wallenberg Day", October eleventh, to be known as "New Netherland
Day in the State of New York", October eighteenth, to be known as "Disa-
bilities History Day", October twenty-seventh, to be known as  "Theodore
Roosevelt  Day",  November  ninth, to be known as "Witness for Tolerance
Day", November twelfth, to be known as "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the
third Tuesday in November to be known as "New York State  School-Related
Professionals  Recognition  Day",  November  thirtieth,  to  be known as
"Shirley Chisholm Day", DECEMBER THIRD, TO BE  KNOWN  AS  "INTERNATIONAL
DAY  OF  PERSONS  WITH  DISABILITIES",  December seventh, to be known as
"Pearl Harbor Day", December sixteenth, to be known  as  "Bastogne  Day"
and  that  day  of the Asian lunar calendar designated as new year to be
known as "Asian New Year".
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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