senate Bill S6580B

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:
A9091B
Versions:
S6580
S6580A
S6580B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L; amd §403, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S6580B

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

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one titles the bill the "American made flag act of 2014."

Section two amends section 165 of the state finance law to require that
all American flags purchased for display in State buildings are 100%
made in the United States of America.

Section three amends section 403 of the executive law to require that
all flags displayed at public buildings conform to the requirements of
section 165 of the state finance law.

Section four sets the enacting date.

JUSTIFICATION: The American Flag is one of the most universally recog-
nized 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--B
    Cal. No. 858

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINS, LARKIN -- 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 -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee,  ordered  to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the executive 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 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. FLAGS. ONLY FLAGS, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, THAT ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
MANUFACTURED  IN  THE  UNITED  STATES,  FROM  ARTICLES,  MATERIALS,   OR
SUPPLIES,  ONE  HUNDRED PERCENT OF WHICH ARE GROWN, PRODUCED OR MANUFAC-
TURED IN THE UNITED STATES, MAY  BE  PURCHASED  FOR  USE  BY  THE  STATE
GOVERNMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "FLAG" SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  S  3.  Section  403  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. ALL FLAGS PURCHASED AND DISPLAYED AT ANY PUBLIC BUILDING SHALL  BE
MADE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM AMERICAN MATERIALS, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDI-
VISION NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  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.
                                                           LBD13515-06-4

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