senate Bill S2647A

Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed

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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Jul / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Jul / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2647A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2647
S2647A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง403-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4896
2009-2010: S1408

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2647A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring the display of the prisoner of war/missing in action flag at
every state public building at which the flag of the United States of
America is displayed

PURPOSE:

Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state public
building at which the flag of the United States of America is
displayed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law (Display of prisoner of
war and missing in action flag), as amended by chapter 411 of the laws
of 2005, is amended to state that the prisoner of war and missing in
action flag at every state building on all days shall be displayed at
every public buildings facility at which the flag of the United States
of America is displayed.

JUSTIFICATION:

The POW/MIA is generally displayed beneath the United States Flag six
times per year: Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May), Memorial Day
(Last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14), Independence Day (July 4)
National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday in September) and
Veterans Day (November 11).

By displaying the POW/MIA flag more than six times a year; it will
continue to remind us, daily, of the hundreds of thousands of men and
woman that have been listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.
It also enables us to pay homage for the service, sacrifice and
dedication they gave to their community, state and beloved country.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

4/29/11 Referred to Finance
1/4/12 Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                 2647--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BALL,  GRISANTI,  LANZA -- 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 executive law, in relation to requiring the  display
  of  the  prisoner  of war/missing in action flag at every state public
  building at which  the  flag  of  the  United  States  of  America  is
  displayed

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 403-a of  the  executive  law,  as
added by chapter 411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  [Every  state  police  facility,  including but not limited to the
headquarters,  substations,  and  training  academy,  is  encouraged  to
display  the]  THE  prisoner  of [war and missing] WAR/MISSING in action
flag [on all days on] SHALL BE DISPLAYED AT EVERY STATE PUBLIC  BUILDING
AT which the flag [of the United States of America] is displayed.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07167-02-3

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