senate Bill S3869

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act

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  • 25 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.526
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.723
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Summary

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7183
Versions:
S3869
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3209, A2403
2009-2010: S5347, A7235
2007-2008: S7879A, A11044A

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BILL NUMBER:S3869 REVISED 4/30/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing the veterans' memorials
preservation act

PURPOSE: This bill seeks to provide statutory protection for veteran's
memorials throughout New York State.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This act would provide for legal
protection for veterans memorials in New York State by establishing
official recognition for the importance these memorials serve in
honoring the sacrifices of our veterans.

It would further provide for the preservation of the military history
of New York State and the United States of America and insure that
future generations understand the significance of what our veterans
did to preserve the democracy and the freedoms Americans are so
privileged to enjoyed.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently there are no laws protecting veterans
memorials in New York State.

This omission has resulted in many veterans memorials being destroyed
for short sighted and selfish reasons by persons with abject disregard
for the sacrifices of our veterans and the importance memorials serve
to preserve our history and our legacy of freedom.

This legislation would protect veterans memorials, so that as time
goes by they would not be wantonly destroyed, deconstructed,
desecrated, altered, or moved. As a result, this legislation would
also help to guarantee that the valuable purpose veterans memorials
serve in our society will not be diminished.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008 - S.7879-A Passed Senate (59-0)
2009/2010 - S.5347 2011/2012 - S.3209

FISCAL IMPACT: None Noted.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act would take effect immediately.

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

                                  3869

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT establishing the veterans' memorials preservation act

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "veterans' memorials preservation act".
  S 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this act:
  (a) a "memorial" is any park, monument, field,  open  land,  grove  of
trees,  building, structure, artwork, tablet, plaque, wall, or any other
structure that has been donated to, or constructed by, a  public  entity
as a memorial to veterans of any war, conflict, or police action engaged
in  by  the  armed forces of the United States, or any one of the United
States, or the New York national guard.
  (b) a "public entity" is any governmental body of any kind, including,
but not limited to, the state, a city, town,  village,  borough,  school
district, or public authority.
  S 3.  Memorials  shall be preserved and be open to the public. (a) Any
public entity that has created or received a gift of  a  memorial  shall
not  alter,  destroy,  reconfigure, adjust, change, modify, or move such
memorial, or cause or permit any person to commit such  acts;  provided,
however, that such acts are permitted when reasonably necessary.
  (b)  Any  public entity that has created a memorial or accepted a gift
of a memorial shall maintain the memorial in a reasonable manner.
  (c) A public entity shall not restrict access to a memorial except  as
reasonably necessary.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01450-01-3

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