senate Bill S1975

Designates the month of May as elder appreciation month

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.411
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.529
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • 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:
A1661
Versions:
S1975
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง168-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1744, A4131
2009-2010: S1573, A4742
2007-2008: A7597

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1975 REVISED 1/24/13

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

PURPOSE:
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 PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Executive Law by adding new section 168-b.
Subsection 1 defines the term "month of commemoration" as a calendar
month designated by this section, a gubernatorial proclamation, or a
joint house resolution.

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

Subdivision 3 declares that the month May of each year shall be known
as "Elder Appreciation Month."

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect on the first of
January next succeeding the date on which it shall become a law

EXISTING LAW:
Currently, there is no statutory mechanism for designating a month of
commemoration and there is no month designated as "Elder Appreciation
Month."

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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2: S.1774 - Passed Senate both years
2010: S.1573 - 3rd Reading
2009: S.1573 - Referred to Finance
2007-8: S.1148 - Passed Senate both years

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take 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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 1975                                                  A. 1661

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

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.
                                                           LBD03870-01-3

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