senate Bill S816

Relates to the display of the prisoner of war flag and the missing in action flag at public buildings

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Relates to the display of the prisoner of war flag and the missing in action flag at public buildings.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S816
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §403-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3560
2009-2010: A8583, S5434, S7275B

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S816

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the display of the prisoner
of war and the missing in action flags

PURPOSE:
To amend the law regarding the display of prisoner of war (POW) and
missing in action (MIA) flags to require the capitol to do so.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 403-a of the executive law shall be amended to require the
State Capitol to fly the prisoner of war (POW) and missing in action
(MIA) flags on all days on which the flag of the United States is
displayed.

EXISTING LAW:
§ 403-a. Display of prisoner of war and missing in action flag.

1. Every county outside the city of New York, city, town, and village
is encouraged to display the prisoner of war and missing in action
flag at the building housing its local legislative body on all days
on which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.

2. Every state police facility, including but not limited to the
headquarters, substations, and training academy, is encouraged to
display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag on all days on
which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.

JUSTIFICATION:
To require that New York State properly honor and respect those who
are missing in action or who were prisoners of war.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.3560 Referred to Finance
2010: A.8583-B/S.7275-B - Held in Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   816

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  the  display  of  the
  prisoner of war and the missing in action flags

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

  Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  THE STATE CAPITOL SHALL DISPLAY THE PRISONER OF WAR AND MISSING IN
ACTION FLAG ON ALL DAYS ON WHICH THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
CA 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.
                                                           LBD04535-01-3

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