senate Bill S6580

Amended

Enacts the "American made flag act of 2014" to require that American flags purchased for use by the state government be made in the United States

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6580A
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.858
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 6580B
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Enacts the "American made flag act of 2014" to require that American flags purchased for use by the state government be made in the United States.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9091
Versions:
S6580
S6580A
S6580B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §403, Exec L; add Art 12-C §220, Gen Bus L

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BILL NUMBER:S6580

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the general
business law, in relation to enacting the "American made flag act of
2014"

PURPOSE:

To ensure that all American flags purchased for use in the State of
New York are manufactured in the United States of America.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 403 of the executive law to require that
all American flags purchased for display in State buildings are 100 %
made in the United States of America.

Section two creates Article 12-C of the general business law to
prohibit the selling of any American flags not made in the United
States of America.

Section three sets the enacting date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The American Flag is one of the most universally recognized symbols
representing the United States and the principles and freedoms upon
which it was founded. It is estimated that New York spends nearly $3.6
million dollars every year on United States flags produced in other
countries. This bill would ensure that all United States flags for
sale in New York State are made in the United States and that all
United States flags purchased by New York State are, likewise, made in
the United States.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6580

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law  and  the  general  business  law,  in
  relation to enacting the "American made flag act of 2014"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "American
made flag act of 2014".
  S  2.  Section  403  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. ONLY FLAGS, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, THAT ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT MANU-
FACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES, FROM ARTICLES,  MATERIALS,  OR  SUPPLIES,
ONE  HUNDRED PERCENT OF WHICH ARE GROWN, PRODUCED OR MANUFACTURED IN THE
UNITED STATES, MAY BE PURCHASED FOR USE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
  S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new article  12-C
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 12-C
                          SALE OF FLAGS OF THE
                        UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SECTION 220. SALE OF FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
  S 220. SALE OF FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. NO PERSON IN THE
BUSINESS  OF OFFERING GOODS AT RETAIL MAY SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE IN THIS
STATE A FLAG OF THE UNITED  STATES  OF  AMERICA  UNLESS  THE  FLAG  WAS,
REGARDLESS  OF  SIZE,  ONE  HUNDRED  PERCENT  MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED
STATES, FROM ARTICLES, MATERIALS, OR SUPPLIES, ONE  HUNDRED  PERCENT  OF
WHICH WERE GROWN, PRODUCED OR MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13515-01-4

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