S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 September as firefighter, police officer and emergency medical
technician 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:
SEPTEMBER, TO BE KNOWN AS "FIREFIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER AND EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 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.