senate Bill S1504

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the unauthorized sale of veterans' commemorative property by cemeteries

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Mar 05, 2012 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.80
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 14, 2011 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 16, 2011 1st report cal.99
Jan 07, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jan 18, 2012 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

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Feb 15, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S1504
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Nay
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Absent
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S1504 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2885
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §450-b, amd §450-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S769, A2015

S1504 - Summary

Prohibits the unauthorized sale, purchase, sale or transfer of any cemetery marker, flag holder, monument, statue or other physical memorabilia that is over 75 years old that commemorates the life or death of a veteran or group of veterans, including but not limited to a military unit, company, battalion or division, if such cemetery marker, flag holder, monument, statue or other physical memorabilia that commemorates the life or death of a veteran or group of veterans has been placed in any cemetery; makes violations a class B misdemeanor; permits cemeteries to make such sales upon application to the state cemetery board and upon certain conditions.

S1504 - Sponsor Memo

S1504 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1504

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LARKIN, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
  land Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT  to amend the general business law, in relation to the unauthor-
  ized sale of veterans' commemorative property that has been placed  in
  a cemetery and the unauthorized sale of cemetery markers and flaghold-
  ers

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

  Section 1.   The general business law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 450-b to read as follows:
  S  450-B.  UNAUTHORIZED  SALE OF VETERAN'S COMMEMORATIVE PROPERTY THAT
HAS BEEN PLACED IN A CEMETERY. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE
FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "BOARD"  MEANS  THE  CEMETERY  BOARD  CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION
FIFTEEN HUNDRED FOUR OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW.
  (B) "CEMETERY" MEANS ANY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY USED OR  MAINTAINED
AS  A  CEMETERY, MAUSOLEUM, COLUMBARIUM, LOT, PLOT, GRAVE, BURIAL PLACE,
NICHE, CRYPT, VAULT, OR OTHER PLACE OF INTERMENT OR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF
HUMAN REMAINS OR CREMATED HUMAN REMAINS, INCLUDING BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO
ANY  CEMETERY,  MAUSOLEUM,  COLUMBARIUM, LOT, PLOT, GRAVE, BURIAL PLACE,
NICHE, CRYPT, VAULT, OR OTHER PLACE OF INTERMENT OR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF
HUMAN REMAINS OR CREMATED HUMAN REMAINS WHICH IS OWNED OR CONTROLLED  BY
ANY  UNINCORPORATED  ASSOCIATION,  PUBLIC  CEMETERY  CORPORATION, FAMILY
CEMETERY CORPORATION, PRIVATE  CEMETERY  CORPORATION,  RELIGIOUS  CORPO-
RATION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, OR WHICH IS ABANDONED OR NOT CONTROLLED
BY ANY EXISTING BOARD OR BODY.
  (C) "VETERAN" MEANS A DECEASED PERSON WHO:
  (1)(A)  SERVED  IN  THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED
STATES DURING A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05793-01-1

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