senate Bill S3538A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the adoption of the September 11th national remembrance flag

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 22, 2011 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1097
May 31, 2011 print number 3538a
amend and recommit to finance
Feb 24, 2011 referred to finance

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S3538 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8028A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-a, State L

S3538 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the adoption of the September 11th national remembrance flag.

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BILL NUMBER:S3538

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state law, in relation to the September eleventh national
remembrance flag

PURPOSE:
This legislation would designate the National Remembrance Flag,
created by Stephen and Joanne Galvin of Wolcott, New York, as the
official New York State flag for September 11th remembrance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 70 of the state law to read: "On September eleventh of
each year, the state flag is hereby declared to be the National
Remembrance Flag."

JUSTIFICATION:
In tribute to the fallen heroes and loved ones of the 9/11 attack,
this flag will be a tribute and daily reminder that our resolve as
Americans, and New Yorkers will never be compromised. To be
designated as the official New York State 9/11 remembrance flag, and
prominently displayed alongside our own American and New York flags,
this banner will further symbolize the steadfastness and
determination of the citizens of New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3538

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation  to  the  September  eleventh
  national remembrance flag

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 70 of  the  state  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  State flag. [The] EXCEPT ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH OF EACH YEAR, THE state
flag  is  hereby declared to be blue, charged with the arms of the state
in the colors as described in the blazon of this section.  ON  SEPTEMBER
ELEVENTH  OF  EACH  YEAR,  THE  STATE  FLAG IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE
NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09674-01-1

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S3538A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8028A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-a, State L

S3538A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to the adoption of the September 11th national remembrance flag.

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BILL NUMBER:S3538A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state law, in relation to the September eleventh national
remembrance flag

PURPOSE:
This legislation would designate the National Remembrance Flag,
created by Stephen and Joanne Galvin of Wolcott, New York, as the
official New York State flag for September 11th remembrance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 70-a of the state law to declare the State 9/11
National remembrance Flag as the official 9/11 Remembrance Flag of
New York State.

JUSTIFICATION:
In tribute to the fallen heroes and loved ones of the 9/11 attack,
this flag will be a tribute and daily reminder that our resolve as
Americans, and New Yorkers will never be compromised. To be
designated as the official New York State 9/11 remembrance flag, and
prominently displayed alongside our own American and New York flags,
this banner will further symbolize the steadfastness and
determination of the citizens of New York State. The remembrance flag
is declared to be blue with a black center, with two white stars,
above them one blue star, and below them one red star.

The background: The blue on each side of the flag represents the color
of the state flags for each state where a plane was downed - New
York, Pennsylvania & Virginia. The black in the center of the flag
represents the sorrow we feel for the innocent lives lost from this
tragedy: those on the planes, those working in the towers, the
Pentagon, and the rescue workers whom lost their lives during the
rescue.

The stars: The stars represent the 4 planes that crashed and the
innocent lives lost on those planes and in the buildings. The blue
star represents the Pentagon & American Airlines Flight 77, and for
the innocent passengers and the lives lost in the Pentagon. The 2
white stars represent each of the towers at the World Trade Center,
American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, the
innocent passengers on those flights, the lives lost (both those in
the buildings and
the rescue workers) and those that survived. The red star represents
United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the
innocent passengers, and those who sacrificed their lives to protect
the loss of other innocent lives. The color of the stars (red, white
& blue) is representation of our United States flag. All 4 stars are
touching, as well as the 2 white stars to touch the blue in the flag
- this represents our 'unity' in the United States.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3538--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the state law, in relation to the September eleventh
  national remembrance flag

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

  Section  1.  The  state law is amended by adding a new section 70-a to
read as follows:
  S 70-A. STATE 9/11 REMEMBRANCE FLAG. THE NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG  IS
HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE OFFICIAL 9/11 REMEMBRANCE FLAG OF THE STATE OF
NEW  YORK.   THE NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG IS DECLARED TO BE BLUE WITH A
BLACK CENTER, WITH TWO WHITE STARS, ABOVE THEM ONE BLUE STAR, AND  BELOW
THEM ONE RED STAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09674-02-1

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