senate Bill S3209

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

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

Votes

view votes

Jun 5, 2012 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S3209
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee vote details

Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

Mar 1, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S3209
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee vote details

Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2011

Co-Sponsors

S3209 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2403
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5347, A7235

S3209 - Bill Texts

view summary

Establishes the veterans' memorials preservation act.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3209

TITLE OF BILL:
An act establishing the veterans' memorials preservation act

PURPOSE:
This bill seeks to provide statutory protection for war memorials
throughout New York State.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This act would provide for legal protection for veterans war memorials
in New York State by establishing official recognition for the
importance these memorials serve in honoring the sacrifices of our
veterans.

It would further provide for the preservation of the military history
of New York State and the United States of America and insure that
future generations understand the significance of what our veterans
did to preserve the democracy and the freedoms Americans are so
privileged to enjoyed.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently there are no laws protecting war memorials in New York
State.

This omission has resulted in many war memorials being destroyed for
short sighted and selfish reasons by persons with abject disregard for
the sacrifices of our veterans and the importance war memorials serve
to preserve our history and our legacy of freedom.

This legislation would protect war memorials, so that as time goes by
they would not be wantonly destroyed, deconstructed, desecrated,
altered, or moved. As a result, this legislation would also help to
guarantee that the valuable purpose veterans war memorials serve in
our society will not be diminished.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008 - S.7879-A Passed Senate (59-0)

FISCAL IMPACT:
None Noted.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act would take effect immediately.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3209

                       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

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

  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.
                                                           LBD05640-01-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.