senate Bill S3209

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Mar 01, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 11, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs


S3209 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5347, A7235

S3209 - Summary

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act.

S3209 - Sponsor Memo

S3209 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011

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


  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.


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